The Roman Empire:
Quiz 2

1. The Augustan revolution replaced the Roman Republic with
A. dictatorship.
B. the principate.
C. democracy.
D. absolute monarchy.
2. Augustus pacified his veteran soldiers by the use of
A. public funds.
B. strong drink.
C. his personal wealth and colonial land.
D. the vote.
3. The northern border of the Roman Empire was the
A. Rhine River.
B. Elbe River.
C. Alps.
D. Thames River.
4. The wealthiest Roman province was
A. Anatolia.
B. Egypt.
C. Parthia
D. Britain.
5. The Antonines were
A. a collection of poems and essays by Virgil.
B. able emperors.
C. barbarians.
D. a mountain range.
6. Under Augustus the Roman army
A. returned to its citizen-soldier origins.
B. was composed primarily of barbarians.
C. became a permanent, professional army
D. was stripped of its political influence.
7. The portrayals of the Julio-Claudian emperors left by Roman writers are generally
A. judicious
B. flattering.
C. neutral
D. hostile.
8. The most influential tool in the spread of Roman civilization was
A. the imperial bureaucracy.
B. the Latin language.
C. the army
D. Christianity.
9. Roman provincial and frontier policy under Augustus was characterized by all of the following except
A.limitless expansion in central Europe.
B. the encouragement of self-government among provincial cities.
C. provincial rule by legates, proconsuls, and propraetors.
D. minimum military force to the east.
10. The poems of Virgil, the most distinguished poet of the Augustan Age
A. led to his exile from Rome for their hostility toward Augustus.
B. usually included satirical attacks against human weaknesses.
C. tried to break connections between Greek and Roman civilization, as best demonstrated in his Aeneid
D. were often filled with pastoral images, reflecting his love of the country.