7 Wonders - Colosseum

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7 Wonders - Colosseum

This is a short quiz provided for Hilmer's Virtual Field trip. Edtech 502 Boise State


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Although now commonly known as "The Colosseum", the building does have a more formal name. What is it?
    • A. 

      The Flavian Amphitheatre

    • B. 

      Trajan's Forum

    • C. 

      The Circus Maximus

    • D. 

      The Theatre of Marcellus

  • 2. 
    Which Emperor ruled when building on the Colosseum started?  
    • A. 

      Domitian

    • B. 

      Titus

    • C. 

      Vespasian

    • D. 

      Nero

  • 3. 
    The Colosseum is built on ground originally appropriate by which hated Emperor for his palace?
    • A. 

      Nerva

    • B. 

      Octavian

    • C. 

      Galba

    • D. 

      Nero

  • 4. 
    How many spectators is it estimated that the Colosseum could hold?
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      50,000

    • C. 

      60,000

    • D. 

      75,000

  • 5. 
    What was the original purpose of the spectacles performed in the arena?
    • A. 

      To honour the dead

    • B. 

      To commemorate military victories

    • C. 

      To mark the proclamation of a new emperor

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 6. 
    One impressive feature of the Colosseum was the "velarium". What was this?
    • A. 

      An awning to provide shade for the spectators

    • B. 

      The series of tunnels underneath the arena

    • C. 

      The entrance to the arena

    • D. 

      The emperor's box

  • 7. 
    When was the construction of the Colosseum completed?
    • A. 

      75 BC

    • B. 

      80 AD

    • C. 

      150 AD

    • D. 

      1200 AD