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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 does Romulus become known as?
(a) The preservation of Rome.
(b) The destruction of Rome.
(c) The direction of Rome.
(d) The foundation of Rome.

2. What is Brutus known as in the beginning of the second book?
(a) Brutus the Destroyer.
(b) Brutus the Betrayer.
(c) Brutus the Conqueror.
(d) Brutus the Liberator.

3. What condition does Ancus find Rome to be in when he takes over?
(a) Both warlike and peaceful.
(b) Neither warlike nor peaceful.
(c) Mainly peaceful.
(d) Mainly warlike.

4. How many years is a consul given to serve when the position is first created?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

5. How attentive to the people's needs are the oligarchic rulers?
(a) They are always attentive to them by choice.
(b) They are rarely attentive to them by choice.
(c) It depends on the cirumstances.
(d) It is impossible for them to be attentive to them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the group of pacifists call themselves?

2. How do the women stop the first known war between the inhabitants of Rome?

3. As Part 2 of The Republic begins, what is a main focus of Rome's culture?

4. How does the slave described in the beginning of Rome's new consul learn of the conspirators' plans?

5. What serious problem do the Romans turn to religion for help with?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the senators initially respond to the ensuing credit war, and why does this strategy backfire on them?

2. What do the introductory sections of the book cover and what is the overall intent of Livy?

3. How long does Romulus rule, and what type of leadership does Pompilius provide?

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

5. What is Livy's theory of human nature, and how does it relate to Rome?

6. What happens under a two consul system that changes the traditional way military leaders fight with their men?

7. How does Rome respond to outside regions in the beginning of its existence?

8. How does the town of Pometia surprisingly stand up to Rome, and what is the end result?

9. How is Hostilius different than Romulus and Pompilius?

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

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