A Quiz On The History Of Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy’s Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands. Take the quiz below to gauge your knowledge of this great civilization. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of these was not a roman emperor?
    • A. 

      Claudius

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Septimus Severus

  • 2. 
    In what building was Julius Caesar assassinated on the Ides of March 44BC?
    • A. 

      Senate House

    • B. 

      Temple of Jupiter

    • C. 

      Colisseum

    • D. 

      Pompey's Theatre

    • E. 

      Basilica Julia

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the last King of Rome?
    • A. 

      Ancus Marcius

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      Tarquinius II

    • D. 

      Romulus

    • E. 

      Tarquinius I

  • 4. 
    Who was the Roman Emperor during the great fire of Rome in AD64?
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Caligula

    • C. 

      Tiberius

    • D. 

      Nero

    • E. 

      Commodus

  • 5. 
    What was the Emperor Caligulas real name?
    • A. 

      Valerius

    • B. 

      Gaius

    • C. 

      Marcus

    • D. 

      Remus

    • E. 

      Julius

  • 6. 
    Who was the last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire?
    • A. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • B. 

      Romulus Augustulus

    • C. 

      Constantine

    • D. 

      Julius Nepos

    • E. 

      Commodus

  • 7. 
    What position did Julius Caesar hold in ancient Rome?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Emperor

    • C. 

      Tribune of the People

    • D. 

      Dictator

    • E. 

      King

  • 8. 
    By what name was the Eastern Roman Empire become known in the middle ages?
    • A. 

      Empire of Constantinople

    • B. 

      2nd Roman Empire

    • C. 

      Byzantine Empire

    • D. 

      Constantian Empire

    • E. 

      New Roman Empire

  • 9. 
    Which of these Roman Emperors was not assassinated?
    • A. 

      Domitian

    • B. 

      Claudius

    • C. 

      Tiberius

    • D. 

      Nero

    • E. 

      Caligula

  • 10. 
    What were the names of the two Gracchus brothers who were both Tribunes of the People?
    • A. 

      Lucius and Tiberius

    • B. 

      Gaius and Tiberius

    • C. 

      Valerius and Marcus

    • D. 

      Marcus and Tiberius

    • E. 

      Publius and Gaius

  • 11. 
    How many Kings of Rome were there?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      9

  • 12. 
    Which carthaginian general was defeated at the Battle of Zama by the Roman commander Publius Scipio Africanus?
    • A. 

      Hamilcar

    • B. 

      Hastrabul

    • C. 

      Mago

    • D. 

      Hannibal

    • E. 

      Hanno

  • 13. 
    In what year was the last Eastern Roman Emperor, Constantine XI, killed by the Turks in Constantinople and the Roman Empire come to a final end?
    • A. 

      1366

    • B. 

      1453

    • C. 

      1427

    • D. 

      635

    • E. 

      1298

  • 14. 
    Which Roman Emperor split the Empire into two halves, East and West, for the first time, each with a seperate Emperor?
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Maximian

    • C. 

      Diocletian

    • D. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • E. 

      Septimus Severus

  • 15. 
    Which Roman Emperor began the contruction of the Colosseum in Rome?
    • A. 

      Titus

    • B. 

      Vespasian

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Nero

    • E. 

      Caligula

  • 16. 
    From which city did the Romans believe their mythical founder, Aeneas, come from?
    • A. 

      Byzantium

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Troy

    • D. 

      Corinth

    • E. 

      Carthage

  • 17. 
    Roughly how many soldiers were in a Roman Imperial Legion?
    • A. 

      1000

    • B. 

      5000

    • C. 

      4500

    • D. 

      10000

    • E. 

      6000

  • 18. 
    In the Roman Imperial army how many men were in a century, commanded by a centurion?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      80

    • E. 

      150

  • 19. 
    Who were the members of the First Triumvirate?
    • A. 

      Crassus, Caesar, Cicero

    • B. 

      Caesar, Pompey, Cicero

    • C. 

      Pompey, Caesar, Crassus

    • D. 

      Caesar, Lepidus, Pompey

    • E. 

      Mark Antony, Octavian, Caesar

  • 20. 
    How did the first Roman Emperor, Augustus, die?
    • A. 

      He died of old age

    • B. 

      He was poisoned

    • C. 

      He was stabbed to death

    • D. 

      He was drowned

    • E. 

      He was beaten to death

  • 21. 
    Who was Cleopatra?
    • A. 

      Wife of Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Queen of Egypt

    • C. 

      Pharaoh of Egypt

    • D. 

      Empress of Rome

    • E. 

      Wife of Mark Antony

  • 22. 
    Who were the members of the Second Triumvirate?
    • A. 

      Octavian, Brutus, Cassius

    • B. 

      Mark Antony, Octavian, Caesar

    • C. 

      Octavian, Lepidus, Tiberius

    • D. 

      Mark Antony, Lepidus, Octavian

    • E. 

      Caesar, Lepidus, Crassus

  • 23. 
    Who governed Rome during the Roman Republic, before the Empire?
    • A. 

      Roman Parliament

    • B. 

      King of Rome

    • C. 

      Roman Senate

    • D. 

      Grand Council

    • E. 

      Roman Assembly

  • 24. 
    The Roman Dictator Sulla was the first Roman General to do what?
    • A. 

      Use foreign mercenaries

    • B. 

      Attack the city of Rome

    • C. 

      Become Emperor

    • D. 

      Pay his soldiers

    • E. 

      Invade Britain

  • 25. 
    Who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity and stop the persecution of Christians?
    • A. 

      Julian

    • B. 

      Constantius

    • C. 

      Diocletian

    • D. 

      Maximian

    • E. 

      Constantine

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