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

2. How does Romulus urge the men to treat the women as Rome is beginning to build its population?
(a) Fearfully.
(b) Carelessly.
(c) Respectfully.
(d) Disrespectfully.

3. How is Horatius given a reprieve from the death penalty after his tragic response to his sister's reaction to the battle?
(a) No witnesses will testify against him.
(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) He is found innocent of all charges.

4. What procedure does Ancus re-institute?
(a) The declaration of peace.
(b) An election by the people.
(c) The declaration of war.
(d) An election by the senate.

5. How many introductory pieces are there that precede the main text of the book?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) None.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Servilius and Appius to become unpopular with the Romans?

2. How is the problem of debt described?

3. What does Romulus become known as?

4. Which sign do Romulus and Remus become the symbol for?

5. How long does the creation and establishment of Rome take?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the government's proposal to the debtors, and why does it work only one time?

2. How does Tarquin gain power, and who is recognized in removing it from him?

3. Who is Quinctius, and what debate is he positioned in the middle of?

4. How is Hostilius different than Romulus and Pompilius?

5. What is the new group of pacifists called, and where do they settle?

6. How does Gaul gain a victory over Rome, what does Camillus do to retaliate, and how do the women of the city contribute to the war?

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

8. Why do the Etruscans refuse to help Veii in its conquest of Rome?

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

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

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