Quiz: How Well Do You Know About The Geography Of Rome?

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know About The Geography Of Rome?

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  • 1. 
    The location of Rome made which activity an important part of its early economy?
    • A. 

      Shipbuilding

    • B. 

      Trade

    • C. 

      Conquest

    • D. 

      Tourism

  • 2. 
    The city of Rome was founded on __________ hills.
    • A. 

      Constantine's

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      The Papal

    • D. 

      The Elephantine

  • 3. 
    Why did early Roman settlers build their homes atop the area’s hills? 
    • A. 

      From atop the hills, they could enjoy Mediterranean sunsets.

    • B. 

      From atop the hills, all of their waste would roll down hill to be carried away by the Tiber.

    • C. 

      Hilltop homes were easier to defend against enemy attack.

    • D. 

      They wanted to be closer to the gods.

  • 4. 
    Why did the early settlers build Rome 15 miles inland from the Mediterranean coast? 
    • A. 

      Concern over flooding.

    • B. 

      Protection from Naval attacks.

    • C. 

      Mediterranean beaches were crowded with tourists.

    • D. 

      The coast was a protected nesting area.

  • 5. 
    Along which river was ancient Rome built? 
    • A. 

      Tiber River

    • B. 

      Po River

    • C. 

      Columbia River

    • D. 

      Oldman River

    • E. 

      Rich River

  • 6. 
    Who were the earliest settlers of Rome?
    • A. 

      The Romulans

    • B. 

      The Latins

    • C. 

      The Alba Longas

    • D. 

      The Columbians

  • 7. 
    Why were the Tuscan, Latium, and Campanian Plains important to Italy’s early settlers? 
    • A. 

      The Plains formed a natural barrier that protected the early settlers.

    • B. 

      The Plains were flat and allowed settlers to see their enemy’s approach.

    • C. 

      The Plains had land that was suitable for farming.

    • D. 

      The Plains provided rich deposits of gold and silver.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is true of the seas surrounding Italy?
    • A. 

      Using their easy access to the sea, early Romans were able to take advantage of many ancient, established trade routes

    • B. 

      The position of the seas near Italy made it easier for Rome to eventually conquer and gain new territories.

    • C. 

      The seas isolated Italy’s early settlers and led to slower cultural development.

    • D. 

      The seas isolated Italy’s early settlers and protected them from invasion.

  • 9. 
    True or False, similar to the mountains in Greece, the Apennine Mountains in Italy divided communities and kept them from trading goods and ideas with one another. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following established early colonies on the Italian peninsula? 
    • A. 

      The Minoans and the Mycenaeans

    • B. 

      The Egyptians and the Persians

    • C. 

      The Mesopotamians and the Harappans

    • D. 

      The Carthaginians and the Greeks