Not So Easy Ancient Rome Quiz!

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For each statement or question, select the letter of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why did ancient Romans build their village on the seven hills on the Tiber? (3.1c) Section 1

    • A.

      For easy access to food

    • B.

      For protection

    • C.

      For easy access to water

    • D.

      For trade

    Correct Answer
    B. For protection
    Explanation
    The ancient Romans built their village on the seven hills on the Tiber for protection. By situating their settlement on elevated terrain, it provided a strategic advantage in terms of defense. The hills offered natural barriers that made it more difficult for enemies to attack and invade the village. Additionally, the higher vantage point allowed the Romans to have a better view of their surroundings, giving them an early warning system against potential threats. This choice of location demonstrated their understanding of the importance of security and their desire to safeguard their community.

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  • 2. 

    What is the significance of the story Romulus and Remus to ancient Romans? (2.1a) Section 2

    • A.

      It helped to unite them

    • B.

      It explained how the ancient Roman Republic began

    • C.

      It explained how the ancient Roman Empire began

    • D.

      It helped to separate them

    Correct Answer
    A. It helped to unite them
    Explanation
    The story of Romulus and Remus was significant to the ancient Romans because it helped to unite them. According to the myth, Romulus and Remus were twin brothers who were abandoned as infants and raised by a she-wolf. As adults, they founded the city of Rome together. This story served as a powerful symbol of the shared ancestry and origins of the Roman people, and it helped to foster a sense of unity and pride among them.

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  • 3. 

    What is the opposite/antonym of ancient Roman religious beliefs? (2.1a) Section 3

    • A.

      Polytheism

    • B.

      Pantheism

    • C.

      Henotheism

    • D.

      Monotheism

    Correct Answer
    D. Monotheism
    Explanation
    The opposite/antonym of ancient Roman religious beliefs is Monotheism. This is because ancient Roman religious beliefs were polytheistic, meaning they believed in multiple gods. Monotheism, on the other hand, is the belief in only one god. Therefore, monotheism is the opposite of polytheism and the correct answer to the question.

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  • 4. 

    How could you explain why Romans resisted having a king after King Tarquin? (2.2c) Section 4

    • A.

      Wanted a more powerful government

    • B.

      Wanted a bigger government

    • C.

      Wanted a more fair government

    • D.

      Wanted a smaller government

    Correct Answer
    C. Wanted a more fair government
    Explanation
    After the reign of King Tarquin, the Romans resisted having a king because they wanted a more fair government. King Tarquin was known for his tyrannical rule and oppressive behavior, which led to the establishment of the Roman Republic. The Romans desired a government that was based on the principles of fairness, justice, and the rule of law, rather than being subjected to the whims and abuses of a monarch. They sought to create a system where power was distributed among multiple individuals and institutions, ensuring that no single person could accumulate too much authority.

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  • 5. 

    What would have happened if there were no laws in ancient Rome? (5.1a) Section 4 

    • A.

      Equal treatment of Roman Citizens

    • B.

      Inequitable treatment of Roman Citizens

    • C.

      Just treatment of Roman Citizens

    • D.

      Reasonable treatment of Roman Citizens

    Correct Answer
    B. Inequitable treatment of Roman Citizens
    Explanation
    If there were no laws in ancient Rome, it would have resulted in inequitable treatment of Roman citizens. Without laws, there would be no legal framework to ensure fair and just treatment for everyone. Different individuals or groups could have taken advantage of this situation and treated Roman citizens unfairly, leading to inequality and injustice. Laws are necessary to establish a system of rules and regulations that protect the rights and ensure the equal treatment of all citizens.

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  • 6. 

    Should a simple majority make a law legal? (5.1a) Section 4

    • A.

      No, the minority has certain rights

    • B.

      Yes, the minority voted no

    • C.

      Yes, the majority voted yes

    • D.

      No, the majority has certain rights

    Correct Answer
    A. No, the minority has certain rights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No, the minority has certain rights." This answer is based on the principle that a simple majority should not be the sole determinant of whether a law is legal. In a democratic society, it is important to protect the rights and interests of the minority, even if they are outnumbered by the majority. This ensures that decisions are not made solely based on the will of the majority, but also take into account the concerns and perspectives of all members of society.

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  • 7. 

    How could you describe the system of education during the Roman Republic? (2.1a) Section 5

    • A.

      Initially home based, not accessible to everyone, focus on becoming an orator

    • B.

      Grammar school, not accessible to everyone, focus on writing and arithmetic

    • C.

      Initially home based, accessible to everyone, focus on writing and arithmetic

    • D.

      Grammar school, accessible to everyone, focus on becoming an orator

    Correct Answer
    A. Initially home based, not accessible to everyone, focus on becoming an orator
  • 8. 

    What conclusions can you draw from the existence of patricians, plebeians, and slaves in ancient Rome? (2.1a) Section 5

    • A.

      A class structure existed based on economic status and religious beliefs

    • B.

      A class structure existed based on economic status and government power

    • C.

      A class structure existed based on economic status and military might

    • D.

      A class structure existed based on economic status and heredity rights

    Correct Answer
    D. A class structure existed based on economic status and heredity rights
  • 9. 

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Roman Wedding? (2.1a) Section 5

    • A.

      Answer

    • B.

      Valid Distractor

    • C.

      Valid Distractor

    • D.

      Valid Distractor

    Correct Answer
    A. Answer
  • 10. 

    How is our government like ancient Rome's government under the Republic? (5.1c) Section 6

    • A.

      Separation of powers, President/Consuls selects the senators

    • B.

      Separation of powers, Elected government officials

    • C.

      Separation of powers, Life term for senators

    • D.

      Separation of powers, Can select a dictator in times of an emergency

    Correct Answer
    B. Separation of powers, Elected government officials
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Separation of powers, Elected government officials." This answer accurately describes how our government is similar to ancient Rome's government under the Republic. Both systems have a separation of powers, where different branches of government have distinct roles and responsibilities. Additionally, both systems have elected government officials, meaning that the people have a say in choosing their leaders. This similarity highlights the democratic nature of both governments and the importance of citizen participation in the political process.

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