Do You Know Arminius?

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Arminius, a cunning and powerful military leader whose victory bore a title of "Rome's greatest defeat". He became so powerful that he was murdered out of that envy by his opponent within his own tribe. Try out this quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Arminius born

    • A.

      10 BC

    • B.

      12 BC

    • C.

      14 BC

    • D.

      18 BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 18 BC
    Explanation
    Arminius was born in 18 BC.

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  • 2. 

    Where was Arminius born?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Macedon

    • D.

      Germania

    Correct Answer
    D. Germania
    Explanation
    Arminius was born in Germania. This is evident from the fact that Germania is the only option that represents a region or country, while the other options (Rome, Greece, and Macedon) represent specific cities or regions within different countries. Therefore, Germania is the correct answer as it represents the birthplace of Arminius.

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  • 3. 

    Who was Arminius?

    • A.

      King of Germinia

    • B.

      King of Rome

    • C.

      Cheiftain of Germanic Cherusci

    • D.

      Military leader of Rome

    Correct Answer
    C. Cheiftain of Germanic Cherusci
    Explanation
    Arminius was a Chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. He is known for his role in leading a successful revolt against the Roman Empire in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. Arminius' leadership and knowledge of the local terrain helped him to defeat three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. This battle had a significant impact on Roman expansion into Germania, as it halted their advances and marked a turning point in their relationship with the Germanic tribes. Arminius is considered a national hero in modern-day Germany.

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  • 4. 

    What was Arminius able to achieve with his knowledge of roman tactics?

    • A.

      Amass a large volume of wealth

    • B.

      Take over the enemy's land

    • C.

      Ambush and defeat roman legions

    • D.

      Stay longer on the throne

    Correct Answer
    C. Ambush and defeat roman legions
    Explanation
    Arminius was able to achieve the ambush and defeat of Roman legions with his knowledge of Roman tactics. He used his understanding of Roman military strategies to plan and execute surprise attacks on the Roman forces, leading to their defeat. This allowed him to successfully resist Roman expansion and maintain control over his own territory.

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  • 5. 

    What was his wife's name?

    • A.

      Eva

    • B.

      Thusnelda

    • C.

      Clara

    • D.

      Samantha

    Correct Answer
    B. Thusnelda
    Explanation
    The question asks for the name of the person's wife. Out of the options provided, Thusnelda is the only name that can be considered as a potential wife's name. The other options (Eva, Clara, Samantha) do not have any connection or relevance to the question. Therefore, the correct answer is Thusnelda.

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  • 6. 

    What was his Father's name?

    • A.

      Uther

    • B.

      Merfeda

    • C.

      Gabriel

    • D.

      Segimerus

    Correct Answer
    D. Segimerus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Segimerus. This suggests that the person being referred to had a father named Segimerus.

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  • 7. 

    What religion did Arminius practise?

    • A.

      Germanic

    • B.

      Judaism

    • C.

      Buddhism

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Germanic
    Explanation
    Arminius was a Germanic chieftain and military leader who led a successful rebellion against the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD. As a Germanic warrior, it can be inferred that he practiced the Germanic religion, which was a polytheistic belief system that worshiped various gods and goddesses associated with nature and warfare. Therefore, the correct answer is Germanic.

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  • 8. 

    How old was Arminius when he presented a fake letter of rebellion to Varus?

    • A.

      20 years

    • B.

      25 years

    • C.

      30 years

    • D.

      32 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 25 years
    Explanation
    Arminius presented a fake letter of rebellion to Varus when he was 25 years old. This suggests that at the age of 25, Arminius had the intelligence, cunning, and strategic thinking to successfully deceive Varus. It also implies that Arminius had already gained enough experience and knowledge to understand the political and military dynamics of the time. Overall, Arminius's actions at this age demonstrate his exceptional abilities and leadership potential.

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  • 9. 

    How many were Varus' soldiers annihilated by Arminius?

    • A.

      3000

    • B.

      5000

    • C.

      16000

    • D.

      20000

    Correct Answer
    D. 20000
    Explanation
    Arminius annihilated Varus' soldiers by 20000.

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  • 10. 

    Arminius died at what age?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      32

    • D.

      38

    Correct Answer
    D. 38
    Explanation
    Arminius died at the age of 38.

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