A Trivia Test On Civilization Of Ancient Rome!

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A Trivia Test On Civilization Of Ancient Rome!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rome's first code of laws was the_______________________.
    • A. 

      Law of Nations

    • B. 

      Twelve Tables

    • C. 

      Council of Plebs

    • D. 

      Based on the idea of Natural Law

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements describes the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      It was designed to prevent one man from having total power.

    • B. 

      It was created in response to the hatred of Etruscan kings.

    • C. 

      There was some balance of power between the Consuls and the Senate.

    • D. 

      The Senate was the most powerful governmental body in the Republic.

    • E. 

      All of these describe the Roman Republic.

  • 3. 
    Who were the first people to rule Rome?
    • A. 

      Latins

    • B. 

      Plebeians

    • C. 

      Etruscans

    • D. 

      Greeks

    • E. 

      Carthaginians

  • 4. 
    What is a "triumvirate"?
    • A. 

      Rule of three men who share power

    • B. 

      The first in Rome included Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus

    • C. 

      An arch that was constructed to celebrate a major victory in battle

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 5. 
    Rome came to dominate the Mediterranean region through which series of wars?
    • A. 

      The Sicilian Wars

    • B. 

      The Dacian Wars

    • C. 

      The Punic Wars

    • D. 

      The Gaulic Wars

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Hadrian's Wall was a defense against whom?
    • A. 

      Gauls

    • B. 

      Vandals

    • C. 

      Visigoths

    • D. 

      Scottish

    • E. 

      Greeks

  • 7. 
    There were two consuls in Rome because...
    • A. 

      Romans distrusted kings and the rule of one man

    • B. 

      Two consuls represented the legendary brothers Romulus and Remus

    • C. 

      One was meant to deal with citizens and one with non-citizens of Rome

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 8. 
    What region did Julius Caesar conquer and thereby double the size of Roman territory?
    • A. 

      Gaul

    • B. 

      Ethiopia

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      India

    • E. 

      Persia

  • 9. 
    At it's height, the city of Rome had a population of about ______________.
    • A. 

      3-5 million

    • B. 

      50-70 million

    • C. 

      10 thousand

    • D. 

      1 million

    • E. 

      500 thousand

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is true of Rome's geographical location?
    • A. 

      The Tiber River provided easy access to the Mediterranean Sea.

    • B. 

      It's close to the coast, but far enough inland to be protected from naval attack.

    • C. 

      It's in the middle of the Italian peninsula.

    • D. 

      It's surrounded by fertile plains.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    What building material was invented and used extensively by Roman engineers?
    • A. 

      Marble

    • B. 

      Bricks

    • C. 

      Arches

    • D. 

      Water proof cement

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    How many people in Rome were slaves?
    • A. 

      1 out of every 10

    • B. 

      1 out of every 5

    • C. 

      1 out of every 20

    • D. 

      1 out of every 100

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    What architectural feature allowed Romans to save on materials while strengthening their structures?
    • A. 

      The arch

    • B. 

      The capital

    • C. 

      The tunnel

    • D. 

      The column

    • E. 

      The aqueduct

  • 14. 
    What served as the center of Roman political activity?
    • A. 

      The Colosseum

    • B. 

      The Pantheon

    • C. 

      The Campus Martius

    • D. 

      The Forum

    • E. 

      Ostia

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was not a contributing factor in Rome's success?
    • A. 

      Romans could be very diplomatic

    • B. 

      Romans made many of those they conquered citizens or allies of Rome.

    • C. 

      Rome had a very powerful army

    • D. 

      Roman soldiers built roads to connect conquered areas

    • E. 

      Romans forced other cultures to follow Roman custom and religion

  • 16. 
    The language of the Romans was Latin, and they spread it all throughout Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Roman law was based on Natural Law, which in turn influenced the formation of the US government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Romans conquered lands throughout the Mediterranean before they conquered the Italian peninsula.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Roman roads were poorly constructed, and inhibited the movement of goods and armies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Before Rome, Carthage was the super power in the Mediterranean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    His changes to the military gave power to the generals, not the Senate.
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Marius

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Hannibal

  • 22. 
    He was given the title Imperator - the Emperor.
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Marius

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Hannibal

  • 23. 
    He was the victor of the First Triumvirate, but was assassinated by the Senate.
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Marius

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Hannibal

  • 24. 
    The name given to Octavian that means "revered one".
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Marius

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Hannibal

  • 25. 
    The Carthaginian general who led his army over the Alps to attack Rome.
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Marius

    • C. 

      Augustus

    • D. 

      Octavian

    • E. 

      Hannibal