Mr. Duck's Roman Republic

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Roman Republic Quizzes & Trivia

A brief review of some key terms and concepts on the Roman Republic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two leaders that headed the Republic were called
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Kings

    • C. 

      Queens

    • D. 

      Conifers

  • 2. 
    The two leaders of the Republic were initially advised by a group of men who belonged to the
    • A. 

      Assembly

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 3. 
    Large Roman plantations were called
    • A. 

      Garens

    • B. 

      Latinofundias

    • C. 

      Agripolonies

    • D. 

      Latifundias

  • 4. 
    Rome's location was advantageous for building an empire because it was
    • A. 

      At the center of the Mediterranean Sea.

    • B. 

      Close to Northern Europe.

    • C. 

      Full of mountains.

    • D. 

      Landlocked.

  • 5. 
    The Roman Republic came to an end
    • A. 

      During the first Punic War.

    • B. 

      When the Etruscans were driven out of Rome.

    • C. 

      When Julius Caesar defeated Pompey the Great.

    • D. 

      Following the death of Julius Caesar.

  • 6. 
    What famous general marched across the Alps with elephants, took over most of the Italian peninsula yet was unable to capture Rome?
    • A. 

      Cicero

    • B. 

      Diocletian

    • C. 

      Bulla

    • D. 

      Hannibal

  • 7. 
    What does "Crossing the Rubicon" mean?
    • A. 

      Life gives you a second chance.

    • B. 

      Making a decision about which there is no turning back.

    • C. 

      Refers to when Julius Caesar tricked his best friend Rubicon.

    • D. 

      It is the winning move in a Roman board game.

  • 8. 
    The Twelve Tables of Law were important because they
    • A. 

      Allowed Plebeians to serve in the Senate

    • B. 

      Allowed Roman women to divorce their husbands

    • C. 

      Made Rome a Republic

    • D. 

      Gave Rome it's first written legal code

  • 9. 
    In a time of crisis in the Roman republic, a dictator could be appointed to run Rome for
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Ten years

    • C. 

      Thirty days

    • D. 

      Six months

  • 10. 
    Plebeians were dissatisfied with the early Roman Republic because it was dominated by
    • A. 

      Merchants

    • B. 

      Dictators

    • C. 

      Patricians

    • D. 

      Censors

  • 11. 
    March 15, 44 BC is famous because it was the date
    • A. 

      The Romans defeated the Gauls at the Battle of Tours.

    • B. 

      Caesar crossed the Alps.

    • C. 

      Hannibal was crushed by an elephant that he said looked like Ms. L.

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar was murdered.

  • 12. 
    Roman official who registered the population for tax and voting purposes.
    • A. 

      Censor

    • B. 

      Dictator

    • C. 

      Praetor

    • D. 

      Plebian

  • 13. 
    Trained fighters who battled in colosseum.
    • A. 

      Hoplites

    • B. 

      Thracians

    • C. 

      Slavilators

    • D. 

      Gladiators

  • 14. 
    The language of Rome (that gave rise to the "Romance" languages) was
    • A. 

      Etruscalese

    • B. 

      German

    • C. 

      Corsican

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 15. 
    Among the Senators that plotted and murdered Julius Caesar was one of his best friends named ...
    • A. 

      Pompey

    • B. 

      Brutus

    • C. 

      Tiberious

    • D. 

      Augustus

  • 16. 
    Around 800bc a group of people called the __________ settled in Erutria an area on the Northwestern part of the Italian peninsula.
    • A. 

      Dorians

    • B. 

      Etruscans

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      Greeks

  • 17. 
    The Latin word for "I forbid".
    • A. 

      Ich verbiete

    • B. 

      Veto

    • C. 

      Eu proibo

    • D. 

      Lanfersiek

  • 18. 
    Military road connecting Rome to other Italian cities.
    • A. 

      The Caesar Causeway

    • B. 

      Brutus Boulevard

    • C. 

      The Appian Way

    • D. 

      The Alpine Way

  • 19. 
    What famous female Egyptian leader did Julius Caesar develop a relationship with?
    • A. 

      Hatshepsut

    • B. 

      Nefertiti

    • C. 

      Cleopatra

    • D. 

      Sobeknofru

  • 20. 
    Following the overthrow of the Etruscan king In 509, the Romans established what form of government?
    • A. 

      A tyranny

    • B. 

      A democracy

    • C. 

      A republic

    • D. 

      An oligarchy

  • 21. 
    A major engineering feat of the Romans was to build devices to get large amounts of water to major cities. These were called...
    • A. 

      Aquacarts

    • B. 

      Artesian wells

    • C. 

      Aquaducts

    • D. 

      Bota bags carried by slaves

  • 22. 
    An alliance among three politicians in ancient Rome was called
    • A. 

      A consulship

    • B. 

      A triglyph

    • C. 

      A triumvirate

    • D. 

      A triceratops

  • 23. 
    A triumph was
    • A. 

      A grand parade in Rome to celebrate the military accomplishments of a general.

    • B. 

      A kind of chariot favored by the patricians

    • C. 

      The celebration the Romans gave for a consuls birthday.

    • D. 

      A huge arch erected to celebrate a general's victory.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was a Roman contribution to architecture?
    • A. 

      Arch

    • B. 

      Column

    • C. 

      Dome

    • D. 

      Stone stairway

  • 25. 
    What were the underground tombs that the Etruscans and the Romans built to bury their dead called.
    • A. 

      Catacombs

    • B. 

      Necropolis

    • C. 

      Grave yards

    • D. 

      Sub burial plots