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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. Although it is a decisive Roman victory, what are the total losses on both sides of the war that results in one of the consuls being injured, and the other being beheaded?
(a) Between eight and nine thousand men.
(b) Between nine and ten thousand men.
(c) Between fourteen and fifteen thousand men.
(d) Between eleven and twelve thousand men.

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

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

4. How many years is Rome a Republic before other well known governments are established, such as Athens and Sparta?
(a) About 120 years.
(b) About 400 years.
(c) About 200 years.
(d) About 320 years.

5. How do the surrounding political locations feel about Rome when it is first being created?
(a) They do not like it.
(b) They are confused by it.
(c) They like it.
(d) They fear it.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What do the Volscians continue to be for Rome during the time of two consuls?

3. How long did Romulus rule for?

4. How does a leader's presence or absence on the battlefield affect the troops fighting in a war?

5. What never changes, according to the opening of The Patricians at Bay?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the war between the Romans and the Aequians waged?

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

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

7. What role do the women have in the beginning of Rome?

8. How is Hostilius different than Romulus and Pompilius?

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

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

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