Roman Britain And Archeology Quiz

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This is a quick quiz reviewing the topics covered in the first class on Celtic Britain, the early roman invasions of Britain and Archeology. Some of the questions were covered in class while other require you to look around the website for the answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the leader of the resistance to Caesar's invasion of 54BC

    • A.

      Cassivellaunus

    • B.

      Mandubracius

    • C.

      King Cogidubnus

    • D.

      Steve

    Correct Answer
    A. Cassivellaunus
    Explanation
    Cassivellaunus was the leader of the resistance to Caesar's invasion of 54BC. He was a British chieftain who led the native tribes in their efforts to defend against the Roman invasion. Cassivellaunus employed guerrilla tactics and utilized the dense forests and marshes of Britain to his advantage, making it difficult for Caesar's forces to advance. Despite putting up a strong resistance, Cassivellaunus was eventually defeated by Caesar's superior military tactics and had to surrender.

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  • 2. 

    From which Port did Caesar set sail?

    • A.

      Huddersfield

    • B.

      Walmer

    • C.

      Ostia

    • D.

      Portus Itius

    Correct Answer
    D. Portus Itius
    Explanation
    Caesar set sail from Portus Itius.

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  • 3. 

    Who sucsessfully set up South England as a Roman Province?

    • A.

      Julius Caesar

    • B.

      Claudius

    • C.

      Calligula

    • D.

      Tacitus

    Correct Answer
    B. Claudius
    Explanation
    Claudius successfully set up South England as a Roman Province.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first roman client king to rule in Britain?

    • A.

      Vercingetorix

    • B.

      Cassivellaunus

    • C.

      King Kong

    • D.

      Mandubracius

    Correct Answer
    D. Mandubracius
    Explanation
    Mandubracius was the first Roman client king to rule in Britain. As a client king, he was appointed by the Romans to govern a region under their control. This arrangement allowed the Romans to maintain influence and control over Britain without directly ruling it. Mandubracius' appointment as a client king marked the beginning of Roman influence and presence in Britain, which would eventually lead to their full-scale invasion and conquest of the island.

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  • 5. 

    Which tribe lead the British Revolt of AD 60-61

    • A.

      Triovantes

    • B.

      Iceni

    • C.

      Corantii

    • D.

      Belgae

    Correct Answer
    B. Iceni
    Explanation
    The Iceni tribe led the British Revolt of AD 60-61. This revolt was led by Queen Boudica, who was the queen of the Iceni tribe. The Iceni tribe, along with other tribes, rebelled against the Roman rule in Britain during this time. Queen Boudica's leadership and the Iceni tribe's involvement in the revolt played a significant role in the uprising against the Romans.

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  • 6. 

    What type of prestige objects were popular among high status Celts?

    • A.

      Broaches

    • B.

      Torques

    • C.

      Ornate weaporny

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above. Broaches, torques, and ornate weaponry were all popular prestige objects among high-status Celts. These objects were often made with intricate designs and valuable materials, serving as symbols of wealth and social status. Broaches were worn as decorative pins, torques were necklaces or collars, and ornate weaponry showcased the owner's power and influence. These objects were highly sought after and displayed the prestige and affluence of the Celts' elite members.

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  • 7. 

    Which type of excavation has been widely used in Roman military archeology?

    • A.

      Vertical excavation

    • B.

      Horizontal Excavation

    • C.

      Keyhole Excavation

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above excavation methods have been widely used in Roman military archeology. Vertical excavation involves digging straight down into the ground to uncover different layers of soil and artifacts. Horizontal excavation involves digging horizontally along a specific layer to uncover structures and artifacts. Keyhole excavation involves digging a small, circular pit to gain access to a larger area without disturbing the surrounding soil. These excavation methods have been used to uncover important information about Roman military sites and their structures, providing valuable insights into their military strategies and daily life.

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  • 8. 

    ...... are particulary useful on water logged sites? E.g. Shipwrecks

    • A.

      Open Area Excavations

    • B.

      Vertical Excavations

    • C.

      Cofferdams

    Correct Answer
    C. Cofferdams
    Explanation
    Cofferdams are particularly useful on waterlogged sites like shipwrecks because they provide a temporary enclosure that allows for dewatering and excavation activities to take place. They are typically constructed by driving sheet piles into the ground to create a watertight barrier, creating a dry workspace within the enclosed area. This allows archaeologists or salvage teams to access and excavate the site without being hindered by water. Cofferdams provide a controlled environment for excavation, ensuring that artifacts and structures are preserved and protected during the process.

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  • 9. 

    What type of material can you use carbon 14 dating on?

    • A.

      Organic

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Plastics

    • D.

      Metal

    Correct Answer
    A. Organic
    Explanation
    Carbon 14 dating is a method used to determine the age of organic materials. This is because carbon 14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, is present in the atmosphere and is absorbed by living organisms. When an organism dies, it no longer absorbs carbon 14, and the isotope begins to decay at a known rate. By measuring the remaining amount of carbon 14 in a sample, scientists can estimate how long ago the organism died and thus determine the age of the organic material. Therefore, carbon 14 dating can only be used on organic materials.

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