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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 happens when the allies arrive in Rome at the end of Rome and the Patricians?
(a) A new party stakes a claim on the land.
(b) A new party agrees to replace Rome as the mediator.
(c) The allies decide they no longer need Rome's assistance.
(d) Rome refuses to allow them entrance.

2. What is Appius Claudius' position?
(a) He represents the absent military men while they are away at war.
(b) He decides which soldiers should remain and speak for the military during a time of war.
(c) He speaks to the relatives of the soldiers who have been killed in battle.
(d) He represents the soldiers who have been killed in battle.

3. What do the opponents of intermarriage fear?
(a) The decline of the Roman culture.
(b) The government's loss of control.
(c) The unintended economic consequences.
(d) Further attempts to change the definition of marriage even more.

4. During the time of Rome and the Patricians, how is the military generally used?
(a) To control the city's people.
(b) In response to threats.
(c) In response to attacks.
(d) To control the government.

5. What does Claudius encourage Rome to consider in a lengthy speech?
(a) The reputation of the surrounding regions.
(b) The reputation of the soldiers.
(c) The reputation of the government.
(d) The reputation of the people.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years after the Estrucans and the Sabines fought Rome do the Volscians and the Aequins also position themselves against the city?

2. How do the decemvirs respond to outside enemies?

3. How is Postumia described?

4. What is it about Postumia that offends some people?

5. How is the nature of the decemvirs' politics described?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the "solution" that Rome gives its allies, and how is the decision perceived by the people?

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

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

4. Who do the plebians include, and how are they described?

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

6. What happens after the Laws of the Ten Tables are established?

7. How do the slaves revolt, what is the senate's response, and how is the problem resolved?

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

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

10. What threat do the decemvirs face, and how do they initially attempt to deal with it?

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