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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 does the government pay for the military?
(a) It requests donations from other regions.
(b) It requests donations from the people.
(c) It taxes the government officials.
(d) It taxes the people.

2. How many years after the Estrucans and the Sabines fought Rome do the Volscians and the Aequins also position themselves against the city?
(a) One hundred.
(b) Two hundred.
(c) Two hundred and fifty.
(d) Fifty.

3. What is the general tone of the author's style?
(a) Theoretical and entertaining.
(b) Factual and accessible.
(c) Exaggerated.
(d) Selective.

4. What are the decemvirs mainly unable to manage?
(a) The financial state of Rome.
(b) The senators of Rome.
(c) The military of Rome.
(d) The will of the Roman people.

5. What threat does the revolt of the slaves cause Rome to face?
(a) Over population.
(b) The overthrow of the government.
(c) The institution of martial law.
(d) A civil war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the planet uses laws similar to that of the Romans, based on Judaic philosophy?

2. Why are women and children not considered part of the plebian class?

3. What role do the decemvirs have in the Republic at the start of the fourth book?

4. What season do the Romans choose to launch a siege against Veii?

5. How is Rome's decision at the end of Rome and the Patricians received?

Short Essay Questions

1. What innovation is described at the end of War & Politics pertaining to the military and how it is compensated?

2. What do the Volscians surprisingly do that redefines their relationship with Rome?

3. What are the Etruscans known for, and why is their advice sought?

4. How long does the pestilence and illness last, and what effect does it have on Rome?

5. What are the Laws of the Ten Tables?

6. What is the main problem the decemvirs are having and why?

7. What do the senators do when the decemvirs take over?

8. How is the political structure of the Republic described at the end of the first part of War & Politics?

9. What are both sides of the intermarriage debate Rome faces?

10. What is the goal of the Roman military as they begin the war with Veii, and how do they attempt to meet it?

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