Gladiator Novel Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Gladiator Novel Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why does the story begin with Maximus touching wheat as he walks?
    • A. 

      Because wheat was very important in the Roman Empire

    • B. 

      Because he was hungry and thinking about eating bread

    • C. 

      Because Maximus was getting ready for battle in a wheat field

    • D. 

      Because Maximus was thinking about his old life as a farmer

  • 2. 
    Maximus was a __________ in the Roman army.
    • A. 

      General

    • B. 

      Captain

    • C. 

      Commander

    • D. 

      King

  • 3. 
    Before Caesar Marcus died, Lucilla said to Marcus, "This is a pleasant fiction." What was she talking about?
    • A. 

      They are pretending that the war will be over forever.

    • B. 

      They are reading a good story together.

    • C. 

      They are pretending that they have a good relationship.

    • D. 

      They are pretending that Commodus is a good man.

  • 4. 
    Why did Marcus think that Maximus would do a good job as the Protector of Rome.
    • A. 

      Because Maximus has killed many enemy men.

    • B. 

      Because Maximus has been to Rome many times and knows the city very well.

    • C. 

      Because Lucilla loves Maximus.

    • D. 

      Because Maximus has said that he does not want power and authority.

  • 5. 
    One of the Senators said, "The beating heart of Rome isn't in the walls of the Senate. It's on the sand of the Coliseum." What did this mean?
    • A. 

      The Senator believes that the people of Rome have hearts made from sand.

    • B. 

      The Senator believes that the physical center of the city is in the Coliseum, not in the center.

    • C. 

      The Senator believes that there are more people in the Senate than in the Coliseum.

    • D. 

      The Senator believes that people are more interested in fighting, violence, and entertainment than they are in politics and freedom.

  • 6. 
    Why did Maximus have the letters SPQR on his arm?
    • A. 

      They are his son's initials

    • B. 

      SPQR is the Latin word for Maximus

    • C. 

      SPQR are the letters of the Roman army

    • D. 

      All gladiators get the letters SPQR tattooed on their arms.

  • 7. 
    After winning a fight in the Gladiator's ring, Maximus threw a sword in the crowd and shouted at them, "Are you not entertained?" Why did he say that?
    • A. 

      He was angry because they enjoyed watching people die.

    • B. 

      He was angry because someone in the crowd said the fight was boring.

    • C. 

      He was happy because the crowd was cheering him loudly.

    • D. 

      He was happy because he had just won a difficult fight.

  • 8. 
    What did Proximo do "a long time ago"?
    • A. 

      He worked on a farm.

    • B. 

      He was the Caesar of Rome.

    • C. 

      He won his freedom as a gladiator.

    • D. 

      He met Maximus when Maximus was a child.

  • 9. 
    Commodus paid for the Games by ______________.
    • A. 

      Selling gold and silver to the Germans

    • B. 

      Selling wheat and taking money from the senators

    • C. 

      Making new taxes for the people

    • D. 

      Stealing money from his enemies

  • 10. 
    In Rome, Maximus met a young boy. Why was Maximus surprised?
    • A. 

      Maximus knew the boy's mother, Lucilla.

    • B. 

      The boy challenged Maximus to a fight.

    • C. 

      The boy killed a slave in the Colosseum.

    • D. 

      Maximus thought the boy was his own son.