The Early History of Rome: Books I-V Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the leaders have mixed feelings about, as a result of the slaves' revolt?

3. What is the state of the Roman Republic at the end of the second part of Rome and the Patricians?

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

5. Much later, what does Plato encourage the women of Athens to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The battle between Rome and the Albans causes two very different reactions from the Romans.

1) Describe the battle, how it is arranged, and the way Rome defeats the Albans.

2) Analyze Horatius's actions after the battle, including the possible reasons for them, and how the Romans respond.

3) Explain whether or not you agree with the decision to spare Horatius the death penalty and why.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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