Passage Comprehension

Read this passage and answer the questions about it.

"The Romans Rid Themselves of a Plague"
Trēs annōs fuit pestilentia in urbe Rōmā.Itaque sacerdōtēs(1)
Rōmānī lēgātōs ad Graeciam mīsērunt ut remedium (2)
invenīre conārent. Lēgātī auxilium ab Aesculapiō, deō (3)
sānātiōnis, petēbant. Virī Rōmānī ad templum deī (4)
vēnērunt. Subitō Rōmānī serpentem vīdērunt. Serpēns (5)
templum relinquēbat et ad mare tardē sē movēbat. (6)
Serpēns in nāvem Rōmānam ascendit. Prīmō nautae (7)
ā nāve fūgērunt quod erant perterritī. Mox rediērunt quod (8)
sēnsērunt serpentem esse deum. Serpēns, in mediā nāve (9)
sē cēlāns, ā nautīs cibum et aquam datus est. (10)
Tandem post sex diēs nautae sē ad urbem Rōmam (11)
adventurōs esse constituērunt. Serpēns dē nāve (12)
dēscendit et ad īnsulam in flūmine Tiberī natābat. (13)
Propter adventum serpentis, Rōmānī erant laetī (14)
quod pestilentia nōn iam in urbe erat. (15)
pestilentia, -ae = f., plague, pestilence
sacerdōs, sacerdotis = m., priest
legatus, -i = m., ambassador, envoy
remedium, -i = n., remedy, cure
sanatio, sānātiōnis = f., healing, curing
subito = suddenly
ascendo, ascendere = climb
prīmō = At first
perterreo, perterrēre = frighten, alarm
mox = soon
"redierunt" is from "re" + "eo"
celo (1) = hide, conceal
Tiberis, Tiberis = m., Tiber
nato (1) = swim
propter = on account of, because (with acc.)
laetus, -a, -um = happy, blessed

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