Some pointers for the first quiz (Sept. 15)


Format: multiple choice, 25 questions.


Content: all materials covered through Sept. 10, incl. readings in Kamm and Course Packet and lectures 1-5.


Counts for: 10% of your course grade.


Excuses: none except for doctorÕs note.  See syllabus.


Please bring: #2 pencils.


Grades will be available: on Canvas later on Sept. 15. Answer key will be available on the course web site and in Canvas Files.       


Sample questions:


 1) The traditional date for RomeÕs foundation was

a. 509 B.C.

b. 753 B.C.

c. 800 B.C.

d. none of the above


See Lectures and Kamm


2) Which of the following did NOT play a part in the story of RomulusÕ founding of Rome?

a. fratricide

b. the arrival of a fleet

c. the abduction of women

d. vultures


See Plutarch, Life of Romulus


3) Which of the following is NOT true of Etruscan tombs?

a. they always show mostly happy scenes

b. they sometimes show a painted door

c. they change to more gloomy scenes in the course of time

d. they sometimes show athletic contests


See Lecture 2.


4) Who was Polybius?

a. an early Roman statesman

b. the joint king of Romr with Romulus

c. a Greek historian who wrote about Rome

d. a Greek mythological writer


See Kamm, several times


5) Pax Romana means primarily:

a. Rome's conquest of others

b. one of the Roman individual core values

c. the Roman assimilation of other cultures

d. Rome as guarantor of global stability


See Lect. 1


6) Cato
a. came from an aristocratic family
b. never was impeached
c. consistently opposed Greek culture
d. married a young girl

See Plutarch, Cato and Lect. 4

7) The Twelve Tables was
a. a codification of early Roman law
b. the omen seen by Romulus before he founded Rome
c. an example of Etruscan religious instructions
d. the number of plays in the Horns' offense

See Kamm 30, 31 and Lect. 5 (coming)

8) Pietas meant primarily:
a.  piety
b.  responsibility and devotion
c.  persistence
d.  a holy war

See Lect. 4 and Kamm 148

9) The UT logo, Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis, means approximately:
a.  The truth shall make you free
b.  What Starts Here Changes the World
c.  Students need to be disciplined
d.  Education is a safeguard for the state

See Lect. 2 and

10) "Romulus" and "Remus" mean, respectively:
a. Strong and Smart
b. Rough and Ready
c. Strong and Cautious
d. Twin 1 and Twin 2

See Wiseman in CP, p. 11