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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 many Tables are there in the Laws that the Romans propose?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Five.

2. What is the controversial yet effective way that Postumius dies?
(a) He is stoned to death by his soldiers.
(b) He is dragged through the streets by his soldiers.
(c) He is dragged through the streets by the people.
(d) He is stoned to death by the people.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is considered a shortcoming that the advocates of intermarriage want to overcome?

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

3. What is the state of politics in Chapter 3 of Rome and the Patricians?

4. What are the people chastised for after the rule of the decemvirs ends?

5. How do the women in Rome factor into the wars during Rome and the Patricians?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are the decemvirs?

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

6. What cause does Plato think women should eventually take up and why?

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

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

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

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

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