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

Short Answer Questions

1. What introduces the idea of different classes being allowed to marry?

2. What is the controversial yet effective way that Postumius dies?

3. Why are slaves not considered part of the plebian class?

4. How is the civil strife in Rome managed?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain Livy's theory on human nature. How does he present it, and what is the significance of the place in the book he chooses to introduce it? What is the relevance between the theory and The Early History of Rome? Also, describe examples of how human nature either changes or does not change, both in early Rome and throughout other time periods, and analyze whether or not you agree with Livy.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the story of Cloelia in detail and explain why she is honored. Also, analyze the way her actions can be applied to current times and the broader lessons that can be interpreted from them.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the changes that the Republic goes through during The Early History of Rome, from the Kings to the three part political system that it eventually adopts. Include the major differences between each system, which people objected to them, and how. Also, explain the roles of each part of the government (consuls, senate, tribunes) and how those roles either changed or remained the same over time.

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