ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#76)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

The fierce and warlike tribe, called the Huns, who'd driven the Goths to seek new homes, came from Asia into Southeastern Europe and took possession of a large territory lying north of the River Danube. During the first half of the fifth century, the Huns had a famous king named Attila. He was only 21 years old when he became their king. But although he was young, he was very brave and ambitious, and he wanted to be a great and powerful king. As soon as his army was ready, he marched with it intC. untries, which belonged to Rome. He defeated the Romans in several great battles and captured many of their cities. The Roman Emperor Theodosius had to ask for terms of peace. Attila agreed that there should be peace, but soon afterwards he found out that Theodosius had formed a plot to murder him. He was so enraged at this that he again began war. He plundered and burned cities wherever he went, and at last the emperor had to give him a large sum of money and a portion of the country south of the Danube. After terms of peace were offered, Attila resumed the war against Rome because:

He discovered the Emperor wanted to assassinate him.
He wanted to further expand his kingdom.
The Emperor of Rome offered too little money in the peace terms.
Danube, his second-in-charge, advised him not to accept the peace terms.