Can You Identify The Places In Pompeii?

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Can You Identify The Places In Pompeii? - Quiz

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. 

    • A.

      Amphitheatre

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      Temple of isis

    • D.

      Atrium

    Correct Answer
    B. Forum
  • 2. 

    This shows an important aspect of religion.

    • A.

      Cult of Dionysus

    • B.

      Cult of the emperor

    • C.

      Cremation at funeral

    • D.

      Cult of Isis

    Correct Answer
    D. Cult of Isis
    Explanation
    The Cult of Isis is the correct answer because it is known for its importance in religion. The Cult of Isis was a popular religious movement in ancient Egypt and later spread throughout the Roman Empire. It focused on the worship of the goddess Isis, who was believed to be the protector of the dead and the giver of life. The cult involved elaborate rituals and ceremonies, and it played a significant role in the religious and cultural practices of the time. Therefore, the inclusion of the Cult of Isis in the list suggests that it is highlighting an important aspect of religion.

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  • 3. 

    • A.

      Amphitheatre

    • B.

      Grand theatre

    • C.

      Odeon or small theatre

    • D.

      Forum

    Correct Answer
    A. Amphitheatre
  • 4. 

    The                              was to impress visitors who visited the house.

    Correct Answer
    atrium
    Explanation
    The atrium was designed to impress visitors who visited the house.

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  • 5. 

    • A.

      Pompeii

    • B.

      Herculaneum

    Correct Answer
    B. Herculaneum
  • 6. 

    • A.

      The forum was for exercise

    • B.

      The palaestra was for exercise

    • C.

      The macellum was for exercise

    • D.

      The fullonica was for exercise

    Correct Answer
    B. The palaestra was for exercise
  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. A fullonica where cloth was manufactured and treated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a fullonica where cloth was manufactured and treated." This is because the economy in Pompeii was based on small scale manufacturing, and one of the industries present was the production and treatment of cloth in a fullonica.

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  • 8. 

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. This body was preserved by Fiorelli
  • 9. 

    • A.

      Macellum

    • B.

      Lararium

    • C.

      Mensa ponderaria

    • D.

      Frigidarium

    Correct Answer
    B. Lararium
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Odeon or small theatre used for poetry readings
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Frigidarium which was a cold bath used to close the pores of the skin
    Explanation
    The given information describes the different rooms in a bathhouse and their functions. It states that the frigidarium was a cold bath used to close the pores of the skin. This suggests that the purpose of the frigidarium was to provide a refreshing and invigorating experience after the hot rooms, and to help seal the pores of the skin.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Triclinium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is triclinium. Dinner parties were an important social event in ancient Roman society. The triclinium was a dining room in a Roman house where guests would recline on couches while dining. It was a symbol of wealth and status as it showcased the patron's ability to host lavish feasts and entertain guests. The triclinium played a crucial role in strengthening the patron-client relationship and was a key element in the social rituals of the time.

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  • 13. 

    • A.

      Peristyle or colonnaded garden

    • B.

      Atrium or colonnaded garden

    • C.

      Tablinium or colonnaded garden

    Correct Answer
    A. Peristyle or colonnaded garden
  • 14. 

    Public spaces in a Pompeiian house were designed to impress the visitor and were rooms or areas like

    Correct Answer
    atrium
    tablinium
    triclinium
    Explanation
    The public spaces in a Pompeiian house were carefully designed to make a lasting impression on visitors. The atrium was the central and most important space, serving as the entrance hall and receiving area. It was often adorned with beautiful decorations and a pool in the center. The tablinium was a formal reception room located off the atrium, where important guests were received. It typically featured elaborate frescoes and served as a display area for the family's wealth and status. The triclinium was a dining room where guests were entertained and feasts were held. It was usually decorated with mosaics and had couches for reclining during meals.

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  • 15. 

    Villa built purely for leisure were called

    • A.

      Villa otium

    • B.

      Villa rusticae

    Correct Answer
    A. Villa otium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Villa otium." This term refers to a villa built solely for leisure purposes. "Villa rusticae" would refer to a villa built for agricultural or farming activities. Therefore, "Villa otium" is the appropriate term for a leisure villa.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Macellum or market for fish and meats
    Explanation
    This model of a structure in the Forum is most likely a representation of a macellum, which was a market for fish and meats. The other options, such as basilica, law courts, comitium, voting office, or temple of Jupiter, are not typically associated with the sale of food products. Therefore, the macellum or market for fish and meats is the most fitting explanation for the given model.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A bakery where bakers did their own refining of grain in lava stone mills
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it mentions a specific industry, the bakery industry, and describes a specific activity within that industry, which is the refining of grain in lava stone mills. The other options mention different industries or activities that are not related to the refining of grain in a bakery.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
  • 19. 

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

    Correct Answer
    200
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 200. This suggests that there were 200 public eating and drinking places identified in Pompeii. This indicates that there was a vibrant food and beverage culture in the city, with a significant number of establishments catering to the public. This information provides insight into the social and culinary aspects of life in Pompeii.

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