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  • 1. 
    After the spartacus slave revolt was all but eliminated, Crassus (by order of the senate) was replaced by _______, who was then given the victory.
    • A. 

      Lucullus

    • B. 

      Caesar

    • C. 

      Sulla

    • D. 

      Pompeius

  • 2. 
    In 66 BC, Crassus, a rich patrician and general allied with____, an influential speaker.
    • A. 

      Catalina

    • B. 

      Pompeius

    • C. 

      Caesar

    • D. 

      Cicero

  • 3. 
    Who attempted to overthrow the Roman constitution in 63 BC?
    • A. 

      Pompeius

    • B. 

      Crassus

    • C. 

      Caesar

    • D. 

      Catalina

  • 4. 
    Who discovered this conspiracy and exposed the danger to the state, thus earning the title "father of his country"?
    • A. 

      Crassus

    • B. 

      Caesar

    • C. 

      Pompeius

    • D. 

      Cicero

  • 5. 
    The 1st Triumvirate was create in 60 BC by:
    • A. 

      Cicero

    • B. 

      Crassus

    • C. 

      Pompeius

    • D. 

      Caesar

  • 6. 
    How did Pompeius ensure the passage of Caesar's bill which helped Pompeius' vetrans over the vetoes of Caesar's co-consul, Bibulus?
  • 7. 
    Caesar spent 10 years campaigning in:
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      N. Africa

    • C. 

      Gaul

    • D. 

      Asia Minor

  • 8. 
    Which unscrupulous popular leader gained the favor of the masses by establishing a free grain dole in Rome?
    • A. 

      Clodius

    • B. 

      Caesar

    • C. 

      Milo

    • D. 

      Antonius

  • 9. 
    Why did Caesar invade Italy and Rome?
    • A. 

      He intended to make himself king

    • B. 

      His legions declared him emperor

    • C. 

      The senate declared him a public enemy

    • D. 

      Pompeius declared war on him

  • 10. 
    Where did caesar defeat Pompeius in 48 BC?
    • A. 

      Alexandria

    • B. 

      Pharsalea

    • C. 

      Philippi

    • D. 

      Actium

  • 11. 
    Caesar reformed the calendar which we still use today, with a few minor modifications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which led the faction which killed Caesar, March 15, 44 BC
    • A. 

      Pompeius

    • B. 

      Cassius

    • C. 

      Lepidus

    • D. 

      Brutus

  • 13. 
    Whom did Caesar designate his heir?
    • A. 

      Antonius

    • B. 

      Octavianus

    • C. 

      Clodius

    • D. 

      Lepidus

  • 14. 
    What was Cicero's fate?
    • A. 

      He retired from public service and died of old age

    • B. 

      He was murdered by the rioting masses

    • C. 

      He was proscribed by Antonius (his head and hands were nailed to the rostra)

    • D. 

      His final fate is unknown

  • 15. 
    Where did Octavianus defeat Antonius (31 BC)?
    • A. 

      Philippi

    • B. 

      Actium

    • C. 

      Pharsalea

    • D. 

      Alexandria

  • 16. 
    What gave Octavianus legitimacy to rule the empire?
    • A. 

      He set himself up as tyrant

    • B. 

      He controlled the legions

    • C. 

      He established a police state

    • D. 

      The Senate didn't want to rule anymore

  • 17. 
    What powers did Augustus keep for himself to give him control of the Roman governement?
    • A. 

      Protribunal

    • B. 

      Imperatorial

    • C. 

      Proconsular

    • D. 

      Propraetorial

  • 18. 
    Because of his moral legislation, Augustus was forced to send his daughter julia into exile because of her sexual activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Who was Augustus' "poisonous" wife?
    • A. 

      Livia

    • B. 

      Agripinna

    • C. 

      Messaline

    • D. 

      Julia

  • 20. 
    Who was Augustus' successor?
    • A. 

      Caligula

    • B. 

      Nero

    • C. 

      Tiberius

    • D. 

      Claudius

  • 21. 
    How did Tiberius discover Sejanus' plot to take the throne?
    • A. 

      When sejanus actually tried to seize the throne

    • B. 

      Caligula told him

    • C. 

      Secret letter were found describing the plot

    • D. 

      Caligula's Grandmother, Antonia, told him.

  • 22. 
    Who succeeded Tiberius?
    • A. 

      Nero

    • B. 

      Claudius

    • C. 

      Galba

    • D. 

      Caligula

  • 23. 
    What seems to have caused Caligula to become 'demented'?
    • A. 

      He caught a nasty fever

    • B. 

      A disease which advanced with age

    • C. 

      He became a god

    • D. 

      A nasty head wound

  • 24. 
    Caligula was said to have made his favorite horse, Incitatus, a priest
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Caligula was said to have had his soldiers collect seashells on the seashore and claim victory over neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    How did Caligula die?
    • A. 

      He died of a fever

    • B. 

      He was assasinated

    • C. 

      He died of old age (around 40 yrs old)

    • D. 

      He died of an unknown disease

  • 27. 
    Who made Claudius an emperor?
    • A. 

      The Senate

    • B. 

      The Praetorian Gaurd

    • C. 

      The Tribal Assembly

    • D. 

      The Centuriate Assembly

  • 28. 
    Claudius stuttered, couldn't concentrate, was physically deformed and therefore was an ineffective emperor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Which of the following territories did Claudius bring into the empire?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Brittain

    • C. 

      N. Africa

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 30. 
    How did Nero become emperor?
    • A. 

      He overthrew Claudius

    • B. 

      His mother got Cladius to designate him heir

    • C. 

      The praetorian guard killed Claudius and named Nero emperor

    • D. 

      He was Claudius' natural son

  • 31. 
    Nero preffered sports and music to government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    How did Nero finally kill his mother?
    • A. 

      He drowned her on a big barge

    • B. 

      He had her beaten to death

    • C. 

      He poisoned her

    • D. 

      He didn't, as she finally died of old age

  • 33. 
    Whom did Nero blame for the great fire of 64 AD in Rome?
    • A. 

      Knights

    • B. 

      Christians

    • C. 

      Jews

    • D. 

      Plebs

  • 34. 
    The years 68-69 AD were the years of _____emporers.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 35. 
    Which emperor survived the years of the 4 emperors (68-69)? (if this isnt a big ass hint for # 34 u sir/madam are a dumbass)
    • A. 

      Galba

    • B. 

      Otho

    • C. 

      Vitellius

    • D. 

      Vespasianus

  • 36. 
    Which emperor had the colosseum built?
    • A. 

      Vespasianus

    • B. 

      Titus

    • C. 

      Domitianus

    • D. 

      Nerva

  • 37. 
    Which emperor inaugurated the Colosseum (100 days of gladiatorial contests and beast shows -some 5,000 were said to have been killed)?
    • A. 

      Vespasianus

    • B. 

      Titus

    • C. 

      Domitianus

    • D. 

      Nerva

  • 38. 
    Under which emperor did Vesuvius cover the city of Pompeii?
    • A. 

      Titus

    • B. 

      Domitianus

    • C. 

      Nerva

    • D. 

      Trajan

  • 39. 
    Which emperor attempted to keep the people well - fed and well - entertained, while assuming divinity while alive?
    • A. 

      Titus

    • B. 

      Domitianus

    • C. 

      Trajan

    • D. 

      Hadrianus

  • 40. 
    Which emperor killed many, suspicious of plots, and was finally was assassinated by his wife, Domitia?
    • A. 

      Domitianus

    • B. 

      Nerva

    • C. 

      Trajan

    • D. 

      Hadrianus

  • 41. 
    Which emperor was an experienced lawyer and administrator, but without reputation amongst the troops so that he did whatever the Praetorian Gaurd wanted?
    • A. 

      Nerva

    • B. 

      Trajan

    • C. 

      Hadrianus

    • D. 

      Antonius Pius

  • 42. 
    By 97 the coloni, or tenant-farmers, began to be widespread because of a farming crisis which resulted from:
    • A. 

      A drought

    • B. 

      The decrease in demand for agricultural products

    • C. 

      The sharp increase in the price of slaves

    • D. 

      The flight of veteran soldiers from the border colonies

  • 43. 
    Which Emperor built a forum in Rome with a Greek/Latin library and a Column depicting his victory over the Dacians?
    • A. 

      Trajan

    • B. 

      Hadrianus

    • C. 

      Antonius Pius

    • D. 

      M. Aurelius

  • 44. 
    Under which emperor did Mesopotamia come into the empire?
    • A. 

      Trajan

    • B. 

      Hadrianus

    • C. 

      Antonius Pius

    • D. 

      M. Aurelius

  • 45. 
    Hadrianus established both a ______and ________.
    • A. 

      Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Circuit Courts

    • C. 

      Grand Jury

    • D. 

      Subpoenas

  • 46. 
    The loyalty of the legions to which Emperor became almost a cult (although he made auxiliaries train just like regular legionaries)?
    • A. 

      Trajan

    • B. 

      Hadrianus

    • C. 

      Antonius Pius

    • D. 

      M. Aurelius

  • 47. 
    Which emperor built a wall across northern Brittain?
    • A. 

      Hadrianus

    • B. 

      Antonius Pius

    • C. 

      M. Aurelius

    • D. 

      Diocletian

  • 48. 
    Which emperor built a wall across the north of the Brittish Isle?
    • A. 

      Trajan

    • B. 

      Hadrianus

    • C. 

      Aurelius

    • D. 

      Severus

  • 49. 
    Why did Antonius gain the title Pius?
    • A. 

      He reasserted the power of the ancient gods

    • B. 

      He deified Hadrianus, despite the wishes of the Senate

    • C. 

      He persecuted Christians who refused to worship him

    • D. 

      His opinion was sought by the kings of India

  • 50. 
    Which emperor established the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty?
    • A. 

      Antonius Pius

    • B. 

      M. Aurelius

    • C. 

      Diocletian

    • D. 

      Constantine

  • 51. 
    Which emperor was himself a student of Stoicism as taught by Epictetus and wrote his own philosophical work, Meditations, in Greek?
    • A. 

      Antonius Pius

    • B. 

      M. Aurelius

    • C. 

      Diocletian

    • D. 

      Constantine

  • 52. 
    Under which emperor did a plague decimate the legions gaurding the empire along the Danube, which allowed the German tribes to invade and caused the emperor to enlist slaves and gladiators in the army to repel them?
    • A. 

      M. Aurelius

    • B. 

      Commodus

    • C. 

      Diocletian

    • D. 

      Constantine