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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 the great Roman warrior, Valerius, do once he enters politics?
(a) He gives more power to the government.
(b) He gives more power to the Romans.
(c) He prosecutes all creditors for unlawful practices.
(d) He removes all existing debts from the people.

2. Which relative of Hostilius set the precedent for the meaning of the word "hostile?"
(a) His father.
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His brother.

3. Which sign do Romulus and Remus become the symbol for?
(a) Gemini.
(b) Libra.
(c) Leo.
(d) Virgo.

4. How long does Pompilius rule over Rome?
(a) Thirty-three years.
(b) Twenty-three years.
(c) Fifty-three years.
(d) Forty-three years.

5. What result does the death of King Romulus have on Rome?
(a) It causes the Romans to stop the civil war going on.
(b) It makes the Romans more vulnerable.
(c) It causes the Romans to wage a civil war.
(d) It makes the Romans less vulnerable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Servius institute while serving as the King of Rome?

2. What are the women asked to disregard pertaining to the men they found themselves with at the start of Rome?

3. What situation is the most common setting for a Dictator to be named of Rome?

4. What is a difficulty that the author encounters while writing about the history of Rome?

5. How many days are taken to contemplate the origin of the lights in the sky that are seen after a military campaign?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the plague weaken Rome, and what brings them back from possible defeat?

4. How does Tarquin die, and what effect does it have on the Republic of Rome?

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

6. What two noteworthy things does Servius do while he serves as the King of Rome?

7. How is Hostilius different than Romulus and Pompilius?

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

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

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

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