Romans And Ancient Greece History! Quiz

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Romans And Ancient Greece History! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Romans built the most advanced society in the ancient world and famously invented the following:
    • A. 

      Concrete

    • B. 

      Roads

    • C. 

      Baths

    • D. 

      Plumbing (known as Aquaducts)

    • E. 

      All of the above and more.

  • 2. 
    The Greeks were enjoying hot water baths long before the Romans even thought of plumbing as an invention?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How did the Romans get water supplied to the city?
    • A. 

      Tunnels

    • B. 

      Aqueducts

    • C. 

      Directly from the river Tiber

    • D. 

      Plumbing

  • 4. 
    How did the ancient Roman army use tortoises?
    • A. 

      The 'tortoise' was a name for the way they used their shields.

    • B. 

      For throwing at enemies.

    • C. 

      They used the shells as soup bowls. For eating.

  • 5. 
    What year did Mount Vesuvius erupt?
    • A. 

      231 BC

    • B. 

      52 BC

    • C. 

      79 AD

    • D. 

      167 AD

  • 6. 
    In what way was Pompeii like many other major Roman cities?
    • A. 

      There were public baths

    • B. 

      It had temples to Roman Gods such as Apollo

    • C. 

      It had a forum where politics and business were carried out

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What two major crops were grown in the rich soil near the city of Pompeii?
    • A. 

      Oranges and peaches

    • B. 

      Corn and wheat

    • C. 

      Squash and beans

    • D. 

      Grapes and olive treees

  • 8. 
    What work of Roman engineering was important in allowing the Roman Army to protect such a large Empire?
    • A. 

      Miles of Aqueducts leading into Rome

    • B. 

      The arch

    • C. 

      A paved network of roads

    • D. 

      The Colosseum

  • 9. 
    What was the armor that the Roman soldiers wore made of?
    • A. 

      Strips of iron

    • B. 

      Bones from oxen

    • C. 

      Toughened leather

    • D. 

      Hardened steel

  • 10. 
    The main division of the Roman army was around 5400 soldiers. What was this division called?
    • A. 

      Troop

    • B. 

      Legion

    • C. 

      Platoon

    • D. 

      Brigade

  • 11. 
    What type of entertainment did the Romans attend at the Colosseum?
    • A. 

      Gladiator games

    • B. 

      Chariot races

    • C. 

      Opera

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What architectural feature did the Romans use to make their constructions such as bridges and the colosseum strong?
    • A. 

      The dome

    • B. 

      The arch

    • C. 

      The gable

    • D. 

      The colonnade

  • 13. 
    Roman numerals were used by the Ancient Romans as their numbering system. We still use them sometimes today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What was the name of the large stadium in the city of Rome where chariot races were held?
    • A. 

      Arena Maximus

    • B. 

      Colosseum

    • C. 

      Circus Maximus

    • D. 

      Roman speedway

  • 15. 
    Who often paid for the games and entertainment in Ancient Rome?
    • A. 

      The poor people did in order to try and impress the rich

    • B. 

      The government did with taxes from the poor

    • C. 

      The wealthy citizens of Rome, so they would be popular with the people.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    In the Colosseum, who had to sit or stand at the back, near the top of the stadium?
    • A. 

      Senators

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Important officials

  • 17. 
    Where did the colosseum get its name?
    • A. 

      From the most famous gladiator of the day

    • B. 

      From the emperor who built it

    • C. 

      From the architect who designed it

    • D. 

      From the large statue of Nero that stood nearby

  • 18. 
    Around what year was the city of Rome founded?
    • A. 

      467 AD

    • B. 

      753 BC

    • C. 

      500 AD

    • D. 

      58 BC

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Chinese

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Persia

  • 20. 
    From what Roman God of fire do we get the word volcano?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Vulcan

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Ceres

  • 21. 
    Who were the twins that the roman legend says founded the city of Rome?
    • A. 

      Cain and Abel

    • B. 

      Diana and Apollo

    • C. 

      Romulus and Remus

    • D. 

      Spartacus and Caesar

  • 22. 
    Before Rome converted to Christianity what frequently happened to Christians?
    • A. 

      They were not liked, but we're tolerated

    • B. 

      They were well thought of

    • C. 

      They were persecuted and killed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    In 700 BC, Rome started out a collection of small villages in Italy. As Rome became more powerful, it changed from a kingdom to a republic and then an _ _ _ _ _ _. Augustus was Rome’s first Emperor.                    
  • 24. 
    The Romans used Greek-style columns when they designed buildings, but added domes and  _ _ _ _ _ _, which were a unique feature of Roman architecture.
  • 25. 
    We still see the influence of Roman culture everywhere today. Roman _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ are seen on some clocks and many buildings. The names of the months and planets come from Rome. English capital letters come from Rome.