A) wonderful, because he has riches and fine things
B) easy and carefree, because he is so cruel
C) dangerous, because his subjects may kill him
D) lonely, because his subjects don’t like him
A) to remind us that he is a good friend to Damocles
B) to remind us that he is very rich
C) to remind us that he is a very cruel and unfair king
D) to remind us that he doesn’t want to be king anymore
A) are happy for him.
B) want to kill him.
C) refuse to eat and drink with him.
D) would prefer Damocles be king.
A) He learns that being the king is hard work
B) He realizes that having riches only brings problems.
C) He has an argument with Dionysius.
D) He understands that the king’s life is not as easy as he thought.
A) His life is in danger, but he is able to gain protection from the king by becoming his friend.
B) He is upset that the king is a tyrant, and he convinces the king to be kinder.
C) He envies the king’s riches, but he realizes that his own life is happier.
D) He is very hungry, and he is able to have his fill of food and drink at the palace.
A) “I will do my best to protect the king from danger.”
B) “I will try to find a stronger rope to hold the sword.”
C) “I don’t want to be king, but I still want to be wealthy and strong.”
D) “I don’t want to be rich and powerful because it might not make me happy
A) When Damocles tells Dionysius, “I should not want any greater happiness.”
B) He was so badly frightened that he dared not move.
C) He lacked nothing that could give him pleasure.
D) When Dionysius tells Damocles, “I have a sword over my head all the time.”
A) a man who made laws
B) a leader from Carthage
C) a prison guard
D) a general from Rome
A) He believed that his first duty was to fight for his country.
B) The people of Carthage asked him to move to their country.
C) He wanted to travel to see other countries
D) He had to find a job so he could support his family.
A) He was injured in a battle.
B) He was captured.
C) He won the war.
D) He left his family in Carthage.
A) His children begged them to send him home.
B) His wife was sick and he needed to go home.
C) They knew that the Romans would make him return.
D) They knew he would keep his promise to them.
A) He had to beg the Roman leaders to let him return to Carthage.
B) He had to go back to Carthage and return to prison.
C) He had to face imprisonment in Rome.
D) He had to send his wife and sons to Carthage.
A) “He is a weak man and a poor general.”
B) “He is a fine soldier whom we should ask to fight for us.”
C) “He is a good peacemaker.”
D) “He is a man of honor.”
A) He has won many battles in his life.
B) He wants to help Rome succeed.
C) He is a very good father
D) He wants to die in Carthage.
A) By no means should you ever be captured in war.
B) It is important to encourage your country to win a war.
C) Never forget your family and friends.
D) An honest person keeps his word.
A) Improving Roads Throughout History
B) The Importance of Turnpikes Today
C) Famous Industrialists
D) How to Build a Strong Road
A) because it gives facts and information
B) because it does not have any dialogue
C) because it has a main character
D) because it does not have a title
A) title page
C) table of contents
A) People enjoy driving on macadam roads because they are not bumpy
B) Most of the local volunteers who built roads in the 1700s were lazy.
C) Tolls on turnpikes paid for construction and repairs to the roads.
D) Building roads is interesting and enjoyable work.
A) Roads built with McAdam’s methods had a great effect on both road development and the British economy
B) Heavy traffic caused roads to break apart into small bits of rock.
C) Crushed rock is an important component in making roads.
D) John McAdam was one of Scotland’s greatest inventors.
A) The horses were able to move faster on the new roads.
B) People who rode horses on the new roads did not suffer as much as before.
C) The new roads were able to withstand heavier traffic.
D) The price for using the new roads fell.