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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Romulus become known as?

2. What threat causes the senate to offer debtors a relief from their debts if they agree to serve in the military?

3. What year does the book, Patricians at Bay begin?

4. What situation is the most common setting for a Dictator to be named of Rome?

5. How many years is Rome a Republic before other well known governments are established, such as Athens and Sparta?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tarquin attempt to regain power, and what prevents him from succeeding?

2. What are the Laws of the Ten Tables?

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

4. How is a slave given citizenship, according to the story told in Rome as a Republic?

5. How does the town of Pometia surprisingly stand up to Rome, and what is the end result?

6. How do the debtors and the citizens of Rome take the law into their own hands after the government proves to be no help with the credit problems?

7. What role do the women have in the beginning of Rome?

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

9. What problems does King Ancus face, and how does he deal with them?

10. Who is Camillus, and how is his quest to Delphi interrupted?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Laws of the Ten Tables are introduced to the people of Rome in a historical way.

1) Describe the Laws of the Ten Tables in detail and how they are approved.

2) Explain the historical significance of the concept behind having a set of laws to follow, including other examples of how the idea is used.

3) Analyze the results of the Laws and the overall effect they have on Rome.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the original way that leaders handled the responsibility of leading their troops into battle. Then, compare that traditional approach with the gradual change throughout the course of Rome's early history, including what events influence the change, how it affects the safety of Rome, and the attempts made to correct it along with their results.

Essay Topic 3

Rome is taken over by Gaul for a variety of reasons, and the Romans are forced to make an important decision.

1) Describe the state of Rome when Gaul attacks and how it contributes to the result of the attacks.

2) Explain who Camillus is and why he has an important part in the war as well as the decision to remain in Rome after it is over.

3) Discuss the events that take place after the war, including how the women are instrumental in giving Rome a second chance, the way they are rewarded for it, and the magnitude of the decision that the Romans are left with.

4) Explain the omen that occurs and how it causes the people to stay in Rome. Also, describe the way the city is rebuilt and what the possible future for the Republic of Rome is.

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