Life In Ancient Pompeii

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  • 1. 
    Men's bathing areas in Rome were much more spacious and elaborate than those of women.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 2. 
    Even the poorest Romans had kitchens in their homes. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 3. 
    The most typical form of cooking in Pompeii was
    • A. 

      Boiling on a stove

    • B. 

      Baking in an oven

    • C. 

      Heating food over a hot grill

  • 4. 
    Bread was the most common food cooked in the home.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    Gambling with dice was technically illegal but seems to have been practiced widely nonetheless.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 6. 
    Evidence suggests that Romans regularly ate bread, nuts, fruit, beef, and pork but did not have access to seafood or shellfish. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 7. 
    The word "arena" comes from ...
    • A. 

      A game played in the Roman forum

    • B. 

      A chariot race that took place in the Colosseum

    • C. 

      The entrance to the baths in Rome

    • D. 

      The sand on the floor of the Colosseum to soak up the blood of gladiators

  • 8. 
    Married women were seated in the front sections of the Roman Colosseum, with men seated behind them. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    The Roman Colosseum could seat about how many people?
    • A. 

      1000

    • B. 

      20,000

    • C. 

      50,000

    • D. 

      100,000

  • 10. 
    The Roman Colosseum was built during the reign of what Roman emperors?
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar and Pompey

    • B. 

      Augustus and Tiberius

    • C. 

      Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian

    • D. 

      Nero on his own

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