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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 are the women asked to disregard pertaining to the men they found themselves with at the start of Rome?
(a) Their attachment.
(b) Their resentment.
(c) Their hatred.
(d) Their fondness.

2. What threat causes the senate to offer debtors a relief from their debts if they agree to serve in the military?
(a) The threat of the Nervians.
(b) The threat of the Batavians.
(c) The threat of the Tungrians.
(d) The threat of the Volscians.

3. What does Ancus do to solve the increasing crime problem Rome faces?
(a) He has guards patrol the city.
(b) He imposes a curfew on the city.
(c) He becomes more selective about which cities he takes people from in the future.
(d) He builds the first prison.

4. How was the support of the people viewed by the Kings of early Rome?
(a) As valuable and easily attainable.
(b) As unnecessary.
(c) As valuable, but not easily attainable.
(d) As a necessity.

5. What does Cloelia do when she is held hostage for the second time?
(a) She oversees another escape by the hostages.
(b) She oversees a group of girl hostages.
(c) She oversees the food supply for the hostages.
(d) She oversees a group of boy hostages.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Brutus demand for the protection of the Roman government?

3. What do the Romans do as a way to deal with the debt problem once it becomes more intense?

4. What level of involvement do the leaders have in the war that featured debtors who agreed to fight in exchange for their debt being resolved?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Romans and the Albans agree to settle their war and what is the result?

2. Who is Valerius, and what does he do for the Roman people?

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

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

5. What are the two different stories about the origin of Romulus and Remus?

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

7. How is a slave given citizenship, according to the story told in Rome as a Republic?

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

9. What problems does King Ancus face, and how does he deal with them?

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

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