Pompeii - Key Facts To Know :)

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GCSE questions on life in Pompeii before and during the eruption


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  • 1. 
    Where is Pompeii?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 2. 
    Who were the first people to discover Pompeii?
    • A. 

      Oscans

    • B. 

      Romans

    • C. 

      Samenites

    • D. 

      Etruscans

  • 3. 
    When did Mt Vesuvius erupt?
    • A. 

      78 AD

    • B. 

      76 AD

    • C. 

      79 AD

    • D. 

      76 BC

  • 4. 
    A typical Pompeiian house ...
    • A. 

      Was very large with many rooms and floors.

    • B. 

      Had massive windows and big kitchens

    • C. 

      Had no windows and were no larger (generally) than one insulae

    • D. 

      Didn't exist they lived in small huts

  • 5. 
    They had 6 temples in the Forum
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The House of Mysteries was called this because...
    • A. 

      It was a torture house

    • B. 

      It was home to a secret cult

    • C. 

      The house was completely empty

    • D. 

      It was the Roman Emperor's holiday home

  • 7. 
    The house of Vetti was owned by .. 
    • A. 

      The Vetti Brothers

    • B. 

      The Vetti Family

    • C. 

      The Vetti Cult

    • D. 

      An old emperor

  • 8. 
    The Pompeiians wore green togas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Pompeii's neighbouring city which also got destroyed in the eruption was.. 
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Heraculaneum

    • C. 

      Baie

    • D. 

      Misenum

  • 10. 
    Pliny the younger lived in ...
    • A. 

      Pompeii

    • B. 

      Naples

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Sicily

  • 11. 
    How did the archeologists find the bodies?
    • A. 

      They dug down until they came across one

    • B. 

      They waited until the pumice blew off

    • C. 

      They melted the 4 layers of pumice and other debris and picked the bodies out.

    • D. 

      They filled the holes in the pumice with plaster and chipped away, making a plaster cast of the bodies

  • 12. 
    The cause of death was mainly .. 
    • A. 

      Lava

    • B. 

      Drowning

    • C. 

      Suffocating

    • D. 

      Suicide

  • 13. 
    Lots of people survived the eruption
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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