Public And Private Buildings In Pompeii

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Public And Private Buildings In Pompeii - Quiz

This quiz will test your ability to recognise the main private and public buildings we have studied so far. It is important that you are able to recognise and name all of these buildings.
Once you think you can recognise all of the public and private buildings please proceed to the quiz. Or, you can use the website to revise them some more.
For each question you will be shown a building from Pompeii that we have studied. From the multiple choice answers select the most appropriate. You will only have 20 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 19 Read morequestions in total.
If you receive an overall score above 70% you may proceed to the next activity. If you do not, keep trying! You can complete this quiz as many times as you like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Apollo

    • B.

      Temple of Isis

    • C.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    B. Temple of Isis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temple of Isis. This is because the question asks for the name of a public or private building, and out of the given options, the Temple of Isis is the only one that fits this criteria. The Temple of Apollo and Temple of Fortuna Augusta are also buildings, but they are not mentioned as public or private in the question. Therefore, the Temple of Isis is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 2. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Forum

    • B.

      Temple of Apollo

    • C.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    C. Temple of Fortuna Augusta
    Explanation
    The Temple of Fortuna was located in the Forum, just like many other public buildings. Can you name any of these?

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  • 3. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Main theatre

    • B.

      Small Theatre

    • C.

      Amphitheatre

    Correct Answer
    A. Main theatre
    Explanation
    Remember, the Main Theatre was the one without the roof!

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  • 4. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Apollo

    • B.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    • C.

      Tample of Isis

    Correct Answer
    C. Tample of Isis
    Explanation
    Unlike the Temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Fortuna Augusta, the Temple of Isis was not located in the Forum.

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  • 5. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      House of the Vetti

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      Basilica

    Correct Answer
    B. Forum
    Explanation
    You can see Mount Vesuvius in the background, which shows you just how close the volcano was to Pompeii.

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  • 6. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Apollo

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    A. Temple of Apollo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temple of Apollo because it is the only option that matches the given question. The question asks for the name of a public or private building, and out of the three options provided, only the Temple of Apollo fits that description. The Forum is a public space, not a building, and the Temple of Fortuna Augusta is also a temple, but it is not specified whether it is public or private. Therefore, the Temple of Apollo is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 7. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Main Theatre

    • B.

      Basilica

    • C.

      Small Theatre

    Correct Answer
    C. Small Theatre
    Explanation
    You can easily recognise the Small Theatre because it was the one with the roof.

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  • 8. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      House of the Faun

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      House of the Vettii

    Correct Answer
    C. House of the Vettii
    Explanation
    Just like the House of the Faun, the House of the Vettii is an example of a wealthy family's house in Pompeii at the time of the eruption.

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  • 9. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Isis

    • B.

      Temple of Apollo

    • C.

      Tample of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    B. Temple of Apollo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temple of Apollo. This is a public or private building that is known as the Temple of Apollo.

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  • 10. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Forum

    • B.

      Basilica

    • C.

      Temple of Apollo

    Correct Answer
    A. Forum
    Explanation
    The Forum was the in the west of the city and was Pompeii's economic, religious, social and political centre. This was because within it were many important public buildings, including temples.

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  • 11. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Apollo

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    C. Temple of Fortuna Augusta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Temple of Fortuna Augusta. The Temple of Fortuna Augusta was a public building dedicated to the Roman goddess Fortuna Augusta. It was built during the reign of Augustus and was located in Rome. The temple was known for its grand architecture and was a popular site for worship and ceremonies.

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  • 12. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Temple of Isis

    • B.

      Forum

    • C.

      Basilica

    Correct Answer
    C. Basilica
    Explanation
    Also located in the forum, the Basilica was the heart of Pompeii’s financial activities and or its civil and commercial litigation.

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  • 13. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      House of the Faun

    • B.

      House of the Vettii

    • C.

      Temple of Fortuna Augusta

    Correct Answer
    A. House of the Faun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is House of the Faun. The House of the Faun is a public building located in Pompeii, Italy. It is one of the largest and most impressive houses in the city, known for its grandeur and architectural features. The house gets its name from a famous bronze statue of a dancing faun that was found within its premises. It is a well-preserved archaeological site that provides valuable insights into the lifestyle and culture of the ancient Roman civilization.

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  • 14. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Forum

    • B.

      House of the Vettii

    • C.

      Main Theatre

    Correct Answer
    B. House of the Vettii
    Explanation
    Many wall paintings, like these, still survive today. If you go to Pompeii you can see first hand the magnificant colours the Pompeiians used to decorated their houses/buildings.

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  • 15. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Amphitheatre

    • B.

      Small Theatre

    • C.

      Main Theatre

    Correct Answer
    A. Amphitheatre
    Explanation
    The Amphitheatre was the home of gladitorial and hunting contests.

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  • 16. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Small Theatre

    • B.

      Main Theatre

    • C.

      Forum

    Correct Answer
    A. Small Theatre
    Explanation
    This building is referred to as a "Small Theatre" because it is a public or private establishment that is specifically designed for hosting theatrical performances on a smaller scale. It is likely to have a more intimate setting and a smaller seating capacity compared to a main theatre or a forum.

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  • 17. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Main Theatre

    • B.

      Amphitheatre

    • C.

      Basilica

    Correct Answer
    B. Amphitheatre
    Explanation
    This is an outside view of the Amphitheatre. It was this area that had the largest seating capacity in Pompeii at the time of the eruption.

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  • 18. 

    What public or private building is this?

    • A.

      Forum

    • B.

      Temple of Apollo

    • C.

      Basilica

    Correct Answer
    C. Basilica
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Basilica. A basilica is a type of public or private building that originated in ancient Rome. It typically served as a meeting hall or a court of law. Basilicas are characterized by their rectangular shape and a central nave with aisles on either side. They often have a semicircular apse at one end, which is a recessed area used for religious or ceremonial purposes. While a forum is a public space for civic activities and a temple of Apollo is a religious structure dedicated to the Greek god Apollo, a basilica is a specific type of building that can serve various functions.

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