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

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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 types of questions warranted the Etruscans' knowledge?

2. Which one of the following best describes the state of the Roman Republic during the time described in Chapter 2 of Rome and the Patricians?

3. What do the allies hope Rome will provide for them in their dispute?

4. What causes the Volscians to aid a Roman party?

5. What happens when the allies arrive in Rome at the end of Rome and the Patricians?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is unique about Lucius Tarquitius?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the possible motivations behind the Pometians' decision to stand up to the Romans. In addition, describe exactly how Pometia surprises Rome, why it is effective, and what the unintended results are. Finally, discuss what the event depicts for both cities in general.

Essay Topic 2

The first three Kings of Rome had different approaches to ruling the city, and as a result, Rome itself experiences many changes in its early stages. Compare and contrast the way that Romulus, Pompilius, and Hostilius choose to rule, the motivations behind their actions, and the effects of them for Rome in general.

Essay Topic 3

Servius' time as King is eventful in many ways, including how his reign ends.

1) Chronicle the policies that Servius is responsible for and their effect on Rome.

2) Describe in detail the plan to take the throne from Servius by his relatives.

3) Explain how Tarquin rules over Rome, providing examples from the book of his actions.

4) Describe Sextus's role in Gabii and how his actions ignite the effort to remove Tarquin and eliminate the idea of a monarchy.

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