Social Studies 4th Qtr- Ancient Rome

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  • 1. 
    Although the story cannot be proved, a heroic figure named _______ is said to have founded Rome in 753 B.C.
    • A. 

      Aeneas

    • B. 

      Ceasar

    • C. 

      Remus

    • D. 

      Romulus

  • 2. 
    A(n) _______ is a popular story from earlier times that cannot be proved. 
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Legend

    • C. 

      Primary source

    • D. 

      Secondary source

  • 3. 
    The story of Rome's founding begins when _______, a hero of the Trojan War, came to Italy after Troy was destroyed. 
    • A. 

      Aeneas

    • B. 

      Hannibal

    • C. 

      Remus

    • D. 

      Romulus

  • 4. 
    According to legend, _______ was killed in a fight with his brother over where Rome should be located. 
    • A. 

      Aeneas

    • B. 

      Remus

    • C. 

      Romulus

    • D. 

      Tiber

  • 5. 
    In 509 B.C., the Romans overthrew their Etruscan king and set up a(n) _______ because they wanted self-rule. 
    • A. 

      City-state

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 6. 
    A(n) ________ is a piece of land that is surrounded on three sides by water. 
    • A. 

      Isthmus

    • B. 

      Panhandle

    • C. 

      Penninsula

    • D. 

      Strait

  • 7. 
    According to legend, a wolf rescued _______ after their mother abandoned them. 
    • A. 

      Aeneas and Remus

    • B. 

      Remus and Romulus

    • C. 

      Romulus and Aeneas

    • D. 

      Aeneas, Remus, and Romulus

  • 8. 
    In the early years of the Roman Republic, wealthy _______ held all the highest positions in government. 
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Patricians

    • C. 

      Plebeians

    • D. 

      Generals

  • 9. 
    Most _______ were common farmers who could vote but could not hold important government positions. 
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Patricians

    • C. 

      Plebeians

    • D. 

      Senators

  • 10. 
    The Roman ______ was a powerful body of 300 members that advised high Roman officials. 
    • A. 

      Assembly of plebeians

    • B. 

      House of representatives

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Senate

  • 11. 
    Two ______ led Rome by directing the government and commanding the army for a term of one year. 
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Patricians

    • C. 

      Plebeians

    • D. 

      Senators

  • 12. 
    In times of crisis, dictators such as ______ were temporarily given absolute power. 
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Cincinnatus

    • C. 

      Romulus

    • D. 

      Tiberius

  • 13. 
    About 450 B.C., growing tension caused the _____ to pass the Twelve Tables, which established Roman citizens' basic rights and duties. 
    • A. 

      Consuls

    • B. 

      Plebeians

    • C. 

      Generals

    • D. 

      Patricians

  • 14. 
    To limit power, each Roman _____ had the power to veto the actions of the other. 
    • A. 

      Assembly

    • B. 

      Consul

    • C. 

      Dictator

    • D. 

      Senator

  • 15. 
    Conflicts between patricians and plebeians led to ______ in the Roman Republic. 
    • A. 

      Civil war

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 16. 
    The Roman general ______ gained control of Rome's government and was named dictator for life.
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Hannibal

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Marius

  • 17. 
    Patrician consuls such as ______ resisted Caesar's growing power. 
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Cicero

    • C. 

      Hannibal

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 18. 
    Around 27 B.C., _______ became the first emperor of Rome. 
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Cicero

    • C. 

      Hannibal

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 19. 
    The _____ was a 200- year period of stability in the Roman Empire. 
    • A. 

      Age of Augustus

    • B. 

      Pax Romana

    • C. 

      Roman Republic

    • D. 

      Time of the Twelve Tables

  • 20. 
    Concern o Eric the growing power of _____ led to his assassination by a group of senators in 44 B.C.  
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Cicero

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Sulla

  • 21. 
    Octavian and ____ are the same person. 
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Cicero

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Sulla

  • 22. 
    What did Roman aqueducts carry?
    • A. 

      Travelers

    • B. 

      Soldiers

    • C. 

      Trade

    • D. 

      Water

  • 23. 
    What would the Roman see at the Colosseum?
    • A. 

      A session of the Roman Senate

    • B. 

      A religious ceremony

    • C. 

      Concerts

    • D. 

      Gladiators

  • 24. 
    What was the main function of a gladiator?
    • A. 

      To defend Rome

    • B. 

      To honor roman gods

    • C. 

      To entertain Romans

    • D. 

      To provide slave labor

  • 25. 
    In addition to Circus Maximus, where else did Romans gather for large public entertainment?
    • A. 

      At the Forum

    • B. 

      At the Colosseum

    • C. 

      At the public baths

    • D. 

      At public ceremonies for the gods

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