Ancient Roman History

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Ancient History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Where did the battle that secured a Greek victory in the Peloponnesian War take place?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Sparta

    • D. 

      Carthage

  • 2. 
    All but which of the following were characteristics used to describe the Greeks due to threats by the Messenians?
    • A. 

      Corruption

    • B. 

      Isolation

    • C. 

      Uniformity

    • D. 

      Rigidity

  • 3. 
    After the overthrow of tyrants in Greece, Athens adopted which type of government structure?
    • A. 

      Oligarchy

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Tyranny

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 4. 
    Who developed a Greek law code that consisted of harsh punishments and pushed the Greeks closer to a democracy?
    • A. 

      Solon

    • B. 

      Draco

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 5. 
    Who became the first Roman emperor?
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Octavian

    • C. 

      Hannibal

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 6. 
    What was the first group to rule Italy?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Spartans

    • C. 

      Carthaginians

    • D. 

      Etruscans

  • 7. 
    All but which of the following contributed to the end of Etruscan rule in Italy?
    • A. 

      Celtic invaders from the North

    • B. 

      Carthaginian invasions from the South

    • C. 

      French invaders from the West

    • D. 

      Greek migration from the East

  • 8. 
    Who were the highest ranking officials in the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Magistrates

    • C. 

      Dictators

    • D. 

      Patricians

  • 9. 
    Intermarriage was encouraged between the Patricians and Plebeians during the Struggle of Orders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Who proved to be indispensable to the Roman army during their war of conquest?
    • A. 

      Patricians

    • B. 

      Magistrates

    • C. 

      Plebeians

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What was the name of the 'victory of the lower classes' that led to a published Plebeian law code?
    • A. 

      Pax Romana

    • B. 

      Lex Hortensia

    • C. 

      Struggle of Orders

    • D. 

      Punic Wars

  • 12. 
    Some Roman citizens lived too far from the Roman capital causing them to not be able to participate in the Roman government
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What percentage of Roman men were in the Roman military?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      25

  • 14. 
    Romans enslaved people in the lands they conquered
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Glorification of __________ became an ideal in Roman society
    • A. 

      Kings

    • B. 

      Victory

    • C. 

      Battle

    • D. 

      Owning land

  • 16. 
    The Roman army was one of the slowest-moving of all pre-industrial armies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Romans conquering of the Hellenistic Kingdom was harder than conquering the Mediterranean
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which Roman ruler was the biggest persecutor of Christians?
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Nero

    • C. 

      Pompey

    • D. 

      Octavian

  • 19. 
    All but which of the following groups were ruling families in ancient Rome?
    • A. 

      Antonines

    • B. 

      Flavians

    • C. 

      Etruscans

    • D. 

      Julio-Claudians

  • 20. 
    Julius Caesar was considered an Optimate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    All but which of the following Romans were part of the First Triumvirate?
    • A. 

      Cicero

    • B. 

      Crassus

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Pompey

  • 22. 
    The Minoans were located primarily in what region?
    • A. 

      Crete

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      Sparta

  • 23. 
    Greek city known for a particularly strong army
    • A. 

      Athens

    • B. 

      Sparta

  • 24. 
    Which Greek philosopher argued that there was true justice in the world?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    What is the 1st-2nd century era of peace and stability in Rome generally known as?
    • A. 

      Lex Hortensia

    • B. 

      Julio-Claudian

    • C. 

      Struggle of Orders

    • D. 

      Pax Romana

  • 26. 
    Roman persecution of Christians was extremely harsh in what century?
    • A. 

      1st century AD

    • B. 

      1st century BC

    • C. 

      3rd century AD

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Which half of the Roman empire collapsed in the late 5th century due to barbarian invasions?
    • A. 

      Eastern

    • B. 

      Western