Rome The Roman Republic

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Rome The Roman Republic

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who ruled Rome during the Roman Republic?        
    • A. 

      Kings

    • B. 

      Tyrants

    • C. 

      Dictators

    • D. 

      Emperors

    • E. 

      Consuls

  • 2. 
    What was the role of the tribunes in the Roman Republic?           
    • A. 

      They were the top leaders in the land.

    • B. 

      They wrote the laws and advised the consuls.

    • C. 

      They represented the interests of the plebians.

    • D. 

      They were in charge of public works .

    • E. 

      They kept the peace in foreign provinces and collected taxes.

  • 3. 
    What group of leaders advised and guided the consuls?          
    • A. 

      Tribunes

    • B. 

      Senators

    • C. 

      Censors

    • D. 

      Plebeians

  • 4. 
    Who killed Julius Caesar?
    • A. 

      A group of senators.

    • B. 

      A Rubicon soldier.

    • C. 

      Crassus Pompey.

    • D. 

      His adopted son, Octavian.

  • 5. 
    The Roman Republic had a detailed written constitution that protected the rights and freedoms of all the citizens of Rome.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What was the first code of Roman law called?
    • A. 

      The Twelve Tablets.

    • B. 

      The Four Gospels.

    • C. 

      The Ten Commandments.

    • D. 

      The 95 Theses.

  • 7. 
    What is the main idea behind the Twelve Tablets?
    • A. 

      All people are equal under the law.

    • B. 

      No person should go hungry.

    • C. 

      All people had a right to participate in Roman government.

    • D. 

      Al people should have access to the internet.

  • 8. 
    What were the Punic Wars fought over?  ​
    • A. 

      Control of trade in the Mediterranean. ​

    • B. 

      ​Control of the northern passes through the Alps. ​

    • C. 

      Mistreatment of circus elephants.

    • D. 

      The right to call the Mediterranean "mare nostrum," or "our sea."

  • 9. 
    Which two powers fought the Punic Wars?
    • A. 

      Carthage and Rome.

    • B. 

      Greece and Rome.

    • C. 

      Hannibal and Rome.

    • D. 

      Sicily and Carthage.

  • 10. 
    After the Second Punic War, Carthage remained a wealthy trading center.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What problems were caused by Rome's growth after the Punic Wars?
    • A. 

      Unrest between the Plebeians and the Patricians

    • B. 

      Plebeians needed in the army could not work their farms.

    • C. 

      Soldiers began to feel more allegiance to military leaders than to the government.

    • D. 

      The income gap between the Plebeians and the Patricians declined, upsetting the Patricians.

    • E. 

      Civil wars broke about across Roman territory.

  • 12. 
    What was the First Triumvirate?
    • A. 

      The power sharing agreement between Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey.

    • B. 

      The power sharing agreement between the Consuls, the Senate, and the Tribunes.

    • C. 

      The three buildings used to house Roman government.

    • D. 

      The declaration of war that began the Punic Wars.

  • 13. 
    Why did the Romans create a tripartite government?
    • A. 

      A tripartite government was created so that no part of the government would have too much power.

    • B. 

      A tripartite government was created so that no Consul would have too much power.

    • C. 

      A tripartite government was created so that none of Rome's three districts got overlooked.

    • D. 

      A tripartite government was created so that all Romans paid taxes.

  • 14. 
    What does the word "veto" mean in Latin?
    • A. 

      I forbid!

    • B. 

      I vote!

    • C. 

      I did it!

    • D. 

      Me too!

  • 15. 
    The United States is a republic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Who made the laws during the time of the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      Patricians made the laws.

    • B. 

      Plebeians made the laws.

    • C. 

      Patricians and plebeians could both make laws.

    • D. 

      Only the Consuls could make laws.

  • 17. 
    Who had veto power in Rome's republic?
    • A. 

      The Consuls.

    • B. 

      The Tribunes.

    • C. 

      The Senate.

    • D. 

      The Assembly.

  • 18. 
    Why did the plebeians threaten to go on strike?
    • A. 

      They thought their interests were not represented in government.

    • B. 

      Their role in government was taking too much time away from their farms.

    • C. 

      They wanted shorter working hours.

    • D. 

      They wanted better food in the army.

  • 19. 
    What did the government do to avoid a plebeian strike?
    • A. 

      They changed marriage laws to allow plebeians to marry patricians.

    • B. 

      They abolished slavery as a punishment for unpaid debts.

    • C. 

      They made home plate smaller.

    • D. 

      They added tribunes to the government.

  • 20. 
    Why did the Romans set up a government of checks and balances?
    • A. 

      So that the treasury would not overspend and go into debt.

    • B. 

      So that no part of the government had more power than another part.

    • C. 

      So that all Romans had equal representation in government.

    • D. 

      So that all Romans had something to complain about.

  • 21. 
    What was the role of a dictator during the time of the Roman Republic?
    • A. 

      Dictators were called on to squash disagreement within the Senate.

    • B. 

      Dictators were called on to serve during emergencies or times of war.

    • C. 

      Dictators were called on to ensure that public building projects were completed on time and on budget.

    • D. 

      Dictators were called on to manage slave labor during the harvests.

  • 22. 
    What event marked the end of the roman Republic?
    • A. 

      Caesar's rise to power marked the end of the Republic.

    • B. 

      Caesar's death marked the end of the Republic.

    • C. 

      500 years marked the end of the Republic.

    • D. 

      The rise to power of the First Triumvirate marked the end of the Republic.

  • 23. 
    Upon taking charge, Caesar did the following things to restore order to the Republic.
    • A. 

      He forced patricians to hire plebeians to work the land.

    • B. 

      He donated all the profits from his family's salad dressings to charity.

    • C. 

      He appointed Senators who supported his plans.

    • D. 

      He established new colonies so plebeians and former soldiers could own land.

    • E. 

      He began lots and lots of new public building projects.

    • F. 

      He established day light's savings time so plebeian farmers had more time to harvest their crops.

  • 24. 
    Caesar's supporters and critics alike agreed that he was a strong leader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What does the phrase, "crossing the rubicon" mean today?
    • A. 

      It means that one has passed the point of no return.

    • B. 

      It means that one has reached the highest Rubic's cube skill level.

    • C. 

      It means that someone has been made very angry.

    • D. 

      It means that someone has been offered a blessing.

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