Rome: Republic To Empire - Part 1

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Rome: Republic To Empire - Part 1 - Quiz


A Test of Your Knowledge of the Roman Republic


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This map represents which nation?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Iberia

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    D. Italy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Italy because Italy is the only nation mentioned in the answer choices that matches the name of a country on the map. Spain, Greece, and Iberia are not represented on the map, so they cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    On this map, A represents ________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Sicily
    Explanation
    The letter A on the map represents Sicily.

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  • 3. 

    On this map B represents which sea?

    Correct Answer
    Tyrrhenian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tyrrhenian. The question asks for the sea represented by the letter B on the map. Since the answer provided is Tyrrhenian, it can be inferred that the letter B on the map corresponds to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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  • 4. 

    On this map C represents which sea?

    Correct Answer
    Adriatic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Adriatic because the question asks which sea is represented by the letter C on the map. Since the given answer is Adriatic, it implies that the letter C on the map corresponds to the Adriatic Sea.

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  • 5. 

    On this map E represents which sea?

    Correct Answer
    Mediterranean
    Explanation
    The letter "E" on the map represents the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • 6. 

    What city does D represent?

    Correct Answer
    Rome
  • 7. 

    Which mountains run north to south through Italy?

    • A.

      The Alps

    • B.

      The Apennines

    • C.

      The Rockies

    • D.

      The Italian Mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. The Apennines
    Explanation
    The Apennines is the correct answer because they are a mountain range that runs north to south through Italy. They stretch the entire length of the Italian peninsula, dividing the country into two distinct regions. The Apennines are known for their scenic beauty and have played a significant role in shaping Italy's geography, climate, and culture.

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  • 8. 

    Rome is located 18 miles from which river?

    • A.

      The Rhine

    • B.

      The Danube

    • C.

      The Tiber

    • D.

      The Rubicon

    Correct Answer
    C. The Tiber
    Explanation
    Rome is located on the banks of the Tiber River. The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy and flows through Rome, making it a significant geographical feature of the city. Therefore, the correct answer is The Tiber.

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  • 9. 

    During the Roman Republic, which group of aristocrats controlled Roman society?

    • A.

      Patricians

    • B.

      Plebeians

    • C.

      Etruscans

    • D.

      Republicans

    Correct Answer
    A. Patricians
    Explanation
    During the Roman Republic, the group of aristocrats who controlled Roman society were known as Patricians. They were the wealthy and influential members of society who held positions of power in the government, such as senators and magistrates. The Patricians were typically descended from the original noble families of Rome and held a monopoly on political and social privileges, while the Plebeians, on the other hand, were the common people who had fewer rights and were often excluded from positions of power. The Etruscans were a civilization that preceded the Roman Republic, and Republicans refers to the political system rather than a specific group.

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  • 10. 

    During the Roman Republic, which group was made up of the common people?

    • A.

      Patricians

    • B.

      Plebeians

    • C.

      Etruscans

    • D.

      Republicans

    Correct Answer
    B. Plebeians
    Explanation
    During the Roman Republic, the group made up of the common people was known as the Plebeians. They were the majority of the population and were not part of the aristocracy or nobility. The Plebeians had limited rights and were often excluded from political power. They fought for more rights and representation, leading to the establishment of the Plebeian Council, which allowed them to have a voice in the government.

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  • 11. 

    After receiving new rights, plebeians formed own assembly, Plebeian Council, to oversee affairs and protect interests they also gained the right to elect officials known as Tribunes, whose job was to __________________________

    • A.

      Create games to pacify the people

    • B.

      Oversee agricultural production

    • C.

      Build the forum

    • D.

      Protect against unjust treatment by patrician officials

    Correct Answer
    D. Protect against unjust treatment by patrician officials
    Explanation
    After receiving new rights, plebeians formed their own assembly, the Plebeian Council, to oversee affairs and protect their interests. They also gained the right to elect officials known as Tribunes. The role of these Tribunes was to protect the plebeians against any unfair or unjust treatment by the patrician officials. This was an important step in ensuring that the plebeians had a voice and representation in the government, and that their rights and interests were safeguarded.

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  • 12. 

    In 450 BC, plebeians forced patricians to have all laws written down these laws were displayed in Roman Forum, central square, on 12 large _______________.

    • A.

      Clay pots

    • B.

      Bronze tablets

    • C.

      Golden tablets

    • D.

      Silver plates

    Correct Answer
    B. Bronze tablets
    Explanation
    During 450 BC, the plebeians, who were the common people, demanded that the patricians, who were the aristocrats, have all laws written down. These laws were then displayed in the Roman Forum, which was the central square, on 12 large bronze tablets. This was done to ensure transparency and accessibility of the laws to all citizens.

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  • 13. 

    The Roman Senate had __________________ members, advised elected officials, controlled public finances and handled all foreign relation.

    • A.

      300

    • B.

      1000

    • C.

      3000

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    A. 300
    Explanation
    The Roman Senate had 300 members who advised elected officials, controlled public finances, and handled all foreign relations.

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  • 14. 

    How many years could a consul serve?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      For as long as he could hold power

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    A consul could serve for a period of 1 year.

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