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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the reason given for why parents are eventually allowed to move into Rome?
(a) To increase Rome's population even more.
(b) To be closer to relatives.
(c) To contribute to the economy.
(d) To be political advisors.

2. How do the political leaders of Rome gain the support of the people early on?
(a) By avoiding the wars they wage.
(b) By serving in the military along with the soldiers.
(c) By successfully predicting the outcome of the wars they wage.
(d) By following the advice of established military leaders.

3. How many generations pass between the pre-history of Rome and the recorded history?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

4. How is Horatius given a reprieve from the death penalty after his tragic response to his sister's reaction to the battle?
(a) He is found innocent of all charges.
(b) He is considered to have been in an abnormal state after the battle.
(c) The senate does not want to lose him as a soldier.
(d) No witnesses will testify against him.

5. What is the reason for Tarquin's failure at attempting to retake control of Rome?
(a) The people's fear of Brutus.
(b) The support of the people for Brutus.
(c) Tarquin does not allow his men to rest, so they are too tired to fight Rome.
(d) Tarquin lacks the number of men needed to battle Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Romulus thought of as a leader?

2. How does Hostilius consider Pompilius's culture to be?

3. In the original book, how many chapter breaks are there in The Republic?

4. How was the support of the people viewed by the Kings of early Rome?

5. Who does Quinctius lead the military against?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Veii now considered to the Romans, and how does Rome plan on dealing with the situation?

2. What does Postumius do to cause his soldiers to turn against him, and what is the controversy surrounding his death?

3. What innovation is described at the end of War & Politics pertaining to the military and how it is compensated?

4. How does the war between the creditors and the debtors begin?

5. How is Romulus regarded as a leader, and what things does he have to do in order to build Rome?

6. What is the goal of the Roman military as they begin the war with Veii, and how do they attempt to meet it?

7. How does Tarquin attempt to regain power, and what prevents him from succeeding?

8. What happens after the war with the Aequians, and how do the Romans respond?

9. What is the important decision Rome faces at the end of the book and how do they make it?

10. How do the debtors and the citizens of Rome take the law into their own hands after the government proves to be no help with the credit problems?

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