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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 is the crisis that the decemvirs face?
(a) A threat from the senators.
(b) A threat from the people of Rome.
(c) A threat from other cities.
(d) A threat from the military of Rome.

2. Where is the civil strife in Rome resolved?
(a) Circus Maximus.
(b) The City Building.
(c) The Roman Arena.
(d) The Capitol.

3. What is Caeso Quinctius's opinion of the consuls?
(a) He tries to replace them with the tribunes.
(b) He tries to add mroe consuls to the senate.
(c) He eliminates them.
(d) He defends them.

4. What does Rome's decision in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians illustrate?
(a) Rome's naivety.
(b) Rome's politics.
(c) Rome's weakness.
(d) Rome's power.

5. What do the Romans label the class that exhibits wealth and power?
(a) The superiors.
(b) The plebians.
(c) The patricians.
(d) The elitists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes the Roman military to face the possibility of defeat?

2. How long do the Romans evacuate the city because of the pestilence and illness?

3. According to Claudius, what is the real trouble in Rome?

4. What is the conspiracy that is mentioned at the end of the first section in War & Politics?

5. Why does Postumius shockingly threaten his men?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Appius Claudius, and what does he point out about the state of Rome?

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

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

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

6. What is Veii now considered to the Romans, and how does Rome plan on dealing with the situation?

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

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

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

10. Why does the city of Ardea respond positively to Rome's new outlook?

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