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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. Why does Postumius shockingly threaten his men?
(a) To harbor a secret.
(b) To intentionally lose a battle.
(c) To betray Rome.
(d) To join another army's fight.

2. How do the decemvirs respond to outside enemies?
(a) They are shaken.
(b) They are optimistic.
(c) They are angered.
(d) They are emboldened.

3. What part of Livy's tone is consistent throughout the book?
(a) His favorability towards certain Romans.
(b) His favorability towards other regions.
(c) His satire.
(d) His objectiveness.

4. How do the common people view Caeso Quinctius?
(a) They refuse to recognize his position.
(b) They see him as an ally.
(c) They see him as an enemy.
(d) They are unaware of his position.

5. What causes the Volscians to aid a Roman party?
(a) A political dispute.
(b) A financial dispute.
(c) A matrimonial dispute.
(d) A military dispute.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the civil strife in Rome managed?

2. What is the crisis that the decemvirs face?

3. What do the opponents of intermarriage fear?

4. What is Caeso Quinctius's opinion of the consuls?

5. What is used to support the advocates of intermarriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is unique about Lucius Tarquitius?

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

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

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

5. Who is Postumia and why do people object to her?

6. What does Postumius do to cause his soldiers to turn against him, and what is the controversy surrounding his death?

7. What happens to the five classes set up by Servilius, and how are the patricians described?

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

9. What happens between two allies of Rome, and how does the city become involved?

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

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