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The Roman Republic - Multiple-Choice Test
Corsica and Sardinia are large islands _____ of the Italian peninsula.
The _____ Sea runs along the western coast of Italy.
What did NOT serve as protection for the Latins of early Rome?
Alps to the north
Poor harbors in eastern Italy
Presence of the Etruscans
Seas on three sides of the Italian peninsula
_____ were the common people, with few rights and little power.
The Etruscans lived primarily in the region once known as _____, and now known as Tuscany.
According to legend, Rome was founded by the twin brothers Romulus and _____ in 753 B.C.E.
_____ is an island which, on a map, appears to be being "kicked" by the "boot" that is the Italian peninsula.
Romans spoke the _____ language.
_____ is the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, who overthrew the Etruscan kings in 509 B.C.E.
Lucius Junius Brutus
Italy has a central location in the _____ Sea, giving it a trading advantage in the region.
The first written laws of Rome, the _____, came into effect in 450 B.C.E.
Bill of Rights
Code of Hammurabi
_____ were in charge of Roman finances.
The Roman Republic ended with the _____ in 31 B.C.E.
Battle of Actium
Battle of the Bulge
Rome was built on the _____ hills on the eastern bank of the Tiber River.
Which was NOT a reason for Rome's success?
Divide-and-conquer strategy over conquered peoples
Forced military conscription of conquered peoples
Military might strengthened by a voluntary army
Well-built and well-maintained infrastructure
The Latins settled south of the _____ River about 1200 B.C.E.
Rome was the leading city of the _____.
The term _____ means "thing of the people."
_____ settlers colonized the western portion of Sicily.
_____, with absolute power, were elected by the Senate in times of emergency to rule for six months.
_____ from the north plundered and burned Rome in 386 B.C.E.
_____ were in charge of administering justice.
Because of its fear that its allies and colonies would unite against Roman rule, Rome's solution was to _____.
enslave all denizens of conquered areas
force conquered peoples to unite into a league
keep groups under Roman rule disunited
make all conquered monarchs members of the Senate
The _____ Sea runs along the eastern coast of Italy.
_____ were nobles who controlled the government of the Roman Republic.
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