The Roman Army

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The Roman Army

The Roman army is a term applied for the terrestrial armed forces deployed by the Romans throughout the duration of Ancient Rome. To find out what you know, take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long did a Roman soldier sign up for?
    • A. 

      25 minutes

    • B. 

      25 years

    • C. 

      25 months

    • D. 

      25 days

  • 2. 
    What was a legion?
    • A. 

      A place where old people go

    • B. 

      A division in the Roman army of between 5,000 and 6,000 men

    • C. 

      Something like a bruise or a cut

    • D. 

      A disease Roman soldiers caught

  • 3. 
    How many men were in a century?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      160

  • 4. 
    Who was in charge of a century?
    • A. 

      Miss Wilkinson

    • B. 

      Mr Wood

    • C. 

      A centurion

    • D. 

      A legionary

  • 5. 
    On average how many miles did a Roman soldier have to march each day?
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      20

  • 6. 
    What were auxiliaries?
    • A. 

      Soldiers from Rome itself

    • B. 

      Soldiers who didn't want to fight

    • C. 

      Soldiers from lands conquered by the Romans who agreed to fight for the Romans

    • D. 

      Soldiers who were too scared to fight

  • 7. 
    What was the proper name for a legion's badge?
    • A. 

      Flag

    • B. 

      Standard

    • C. 

      Label

    • D. 

      Medal

  • 8. 
    Part of a Roman soldier's wages was paid in... 
    • A. 

      Jam

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Salt

    • D. 

      Pepper

  • 9. 
    If you were a Roman soldier you had to be very...
    • A. 

      Fit

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Think

    • D. 

      Stupid

  • 10. 
    What was it called when Roman soldiers crouched down and protected themselves with their shields?
    • A. 

      The turtle

    • B. 

      The bug

    • C. 

      The tortoise

    • D. 

      The beetle