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Unit XII Test Culture

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1. ____ flew too close to the sun.


a. Theseus
c. Daedalus
b. Phaethon
d. Icarus
2. What are aureus, solidus, denarius, and sestertius?
a. types of chains
c. types of serving dishes
b. types of coins
d. materials used in construction
3. Which metal was NOT known to the Romans?
a. steel
c. zinc
b. Mercury
d. iron
4. With the prosperity, individual liberties were ____.
a. increased
c. reduced
b. written into the public records
d. nonexistent
5. What is the meaning of the legal term ex post facto?
a. you should have the body
d. in the form of a poor man
b. in ones own person
e. resulting after the fact
c.
under penalty
6. What is the meaning of the legal term in forma pauperis?
a. in ones own person
d. under penalty
b. resulting after the fact
e. in the form of a poor man
c.
you should have the body
7. ____ planned to force the large landowners to sell most of their land and cut up this land into small

rentable farms for veterans.

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a. Tiberius Gracchus
c. Coriolanus
b. Julius Caesar
d. Nero
8. Corpse, corps, copuscle, and corporal all are derived for which Latin word?
a. corium
c. cor
b. corpus
d. corona
9. In the second century B.C., rich nobles acquired large farms by taking over public lands and forcing

out ____.
a. small businesses and their owners
c.
b. nomadic peoples
d.
____ 10. Which of the following was a symbol of peace?
a. corona navalis
c.
b. laurea
d.

small farmers
native tribal people
oliva
corona classica

____ 11. Because Baucis and Philemon loved each other, they asked to be temple priests and to:
a. be placed in the heavens.
b. die at the same time.
____ 12. What is the state motto of New York?
a. Esse quam videri-To be rather than to
seem.

c. have unlimited wealth


d. live forever.
c. Alis volat propriis-She soars on her own
wings

b. Cedant arma togae-Let arms yield to the


toga i.e. Let civil peace prevail over war

d. Excelsior!-Higher

____ 13. Ending their lives as an entwined linden and oak, this old couple showed hospitality to Zeus and

travelers, and was not killed in a flood.


a. Laertes & Anticleia
b. Priam & Hecuba

c. Alcinoos & Arete


d. Baucis & Philemon

____ 14. As in modern times, Roman people occasionally went hungry when the ____ crop failed.
a. wheat
c. corn
b. oat
d. potato
____ 15. ____ , a popular leader who favored measures to help the poor, made himself dictator and laid the

foundation of government by emperors.


a. Julius Caesar
b. Tiberius Gracchus

c. Nero
d. Coriolanus
____ 16. What is the meaning of the legal term habeas corpus?
a. you should have the body
d. resulting after the fact
b. in the form of a poor man
e. under penalty
c.
in ones own person
____ 17. Which of the following was a wreath that was carried by victorious Roman generals and dedicated to Jupiter?
a. laurea
c. corona classica
b. corona navalis
d. oliva
____ 18. What were on the Twelve Tables?
a. Roman History
c. names of soldiers who died in war
b. The list of senators
d. Roman Law
____ 19. Under Augustus there was a time of prosperity and better living conditions, which lasted ____ years.
a. two hundred
c. fifty
b. one hundred
d. five hundred
____ 20. It is said that at one point in time, ____, which was the ruling body, had plans to give food away to

the poor.
a. parliament
b. the imperial council

c. congress
d. the senate

____ 21. Political dissension in the Roman empire reached its peak in the ____ century B.C.
a. third
c. fifth
b. first
d. second
____ 22.

____, in the fifth century B.C., advised the Senate not to give away free bread and thereby
antagonized the plebeians.
a. Tiberius Gracchus
c. Augustus
b. Constantine
d. Coriolanus
____ 23. 2. Which one was turned into a tree?
a. Thisbe
b. Baucis

c. Callisto
d. Io

____ 24. ____ created road-building jobs and established many programs to help the poor.
a. Julius Caesar
c. Coriolanus
b. Gaius Gracchus
d. Augustus

____ 25. Who was the hero who designed the Labyrinth and that housed the Minotaur?
a. Bellephron
d. Daedalus
b. Paris
e. Theseus
c.
Orestes

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