Quiz: Can You Identify The Places In Pompeii?

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Quiz: Can You Identify The Places In Pompeii?

Can you identify the places in Pompeii? Pompeii is a historical city that is said to have been destroyed after a volcanic explosion. Are you a major fan of history and think you can name some of the places in this city and some evidence of the lives of the people? Well take up this interesting quiz and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This shows an important aspect of religion.
    • A. 

      Cult of Dionysus

    • B. 

      Cult of the emperor

    • C. 

      Cremation at funeral

    • D. 

      Cult of Isis

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Amphitheatre

    • B. 

      Grand theatre

    • C. 

      Odeon or small theatre

    • D. 

      Forum

  • 3. 
    The                              was to impress visitors who visited the house.
  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Pompeii

    • B. 

      Herculaneum

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The forum was for exercise

    • B. 

      The palaestra was for exercise

    • C. 

      The macellum was for exercise

    • D. 

      The fullonica was for exercise

  • 6. 
    The economy in Pompeii was based on small scale manufacturing, agriculture and relied on slaves. This place shows 
    • A. 

      where garum was manufactured

    • B. 

      An olive press

    • C. 

      Mensa ponderaria

    • D. 

      A fullonica where cloth was manufactured and treated

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      This body was preserved by Bisel

    • B. 

      This body was preserved by Lazer

    • C. 

      This body was preserved by Fiorelli

    • D. 

      This body was preserved by Pliny the Younger

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Macellum

    • B. 

      Lararium

    • C. 

      Mensa ponderaria

    • D. 

      Frigidarium

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Amphitheatre

    • B. 

      Forum

    • C. 

      Temple of isis

    • D. 

      Atrium

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Odeon or small theatre used for poetry readings

    • B. 

      Amphitheatre used for gladiatorial fights

    • C. 

      Grand theatre used for comedies and tragedies and popular theatre

    • D. 

      Palaestra used for exercise

  • 11. 
    The bathhouse was an important place for cleaning oneself and social activities. There were a variety of rooms with different functions. This shows the
    • A. 

      The changing room or apodyterium with benches and niches for storing clothes

    • B. 

      Frigidarium which was a cold bath used to close the pores of the skin

    • C. 

      A caldarium which was a hot room with a large circular basin for cold water and a rectangular heated bath which could hold ten people

    • D. 

      The exercise yard where you played sports to sweat and open pores of skin

  • 12. 
    Dinner parties were part of the ritual that bound a patron to his clients and provided an opportunity to display wealth and status. This shows the area in the house called
    • A. 

      Atrium

    • B. 

      Triclinium

    • C. 

      Peristyle

    • D. 

      Tablinium

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Peristyle or colonnaded garden

    • B. 

      Atrium or colonnaded garden

    • C. 

      Tablinium or colonnaded garden

  • 14. 
    Public spaces in a Pompeiian house were designed to impress the visitor and were rooms or areas like
  • 15. 
    Villa built purely for leisure were called
    • A. 

      Villa otium

    • B. 

      Villa rusticae

  • 16. 
    This is a model of a structure is in the Forum.
    • A. 

      Basilica or law courts

    • B. 

      Comitium or voting office

    • C. 

      Temple of Jupiter

    • D. 

      Macellum or market for fish and meats

  • 17. 
    Evidence of different industries is shown in this example of
    • A. 

      A dolium where wine was stored after the grapes were pressed

    • B. 

      A fullonica where cloth was treated

    • C. 

      A bakery where bakers did their own refining of grain in lava stone mills

    • D. 

      A garum manufacturer where fish sauce was made

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Seat tombs were common all around the Roman empire

    • B. 

      Seat tombs were a distinctive feature of tombs in Pompeii and allowed the visitor to sit and reflect on the important families in Pompeii

    • C. 

      Seat tombs were a distinctive feature of tombs in Pompeii and where built by the town authorities

    • D. 

      Seat tombs were the only tombs allowed within the city walls

  • 19. 
    About      public eating and drinking places have been identified in Pompeii.
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