Ancient Rome Quiz

The Ancient Rome Quiz.

Almost two millennia after its fall, Ancient Roe remains one of the most resplendent human civilizations Not only does its legacy live on in both an artistic and political sense, its practical history managed to shape the course of global politics for centuries after. With an immediately recognizable aesthetic sense and a style of government leagues ahead of its time, the Roman Empire is a true icon of history.

Even from its earliest days a certain quality allowed the people of Rome to soar to great heights. Their civilization started at a point when very few other organized cultures would have been able to unite nearly as many people. Through a combination of military force and hard-handed diplomacy, Rome was able to scoop up territory after territory to massively expand their sphere of influence. Furthermore, some of the most famous leaders of world history lived in Ancient Rome. As befalls all major civilizations, Rome fell at a critical point in world history.

When other major world powers began to come into the game of empires, Rome simply couldn’t keep up. What’s more, a series of abusive and greedy rulers continuously managed to destroy the structure of the Roman Empire in the name of personal gain. Studying Ancient Rome manages to provide a fascinating window into the history of all mankind. We also manage to perceive essential themes that sprout up in all western civilizations that would follow.

How much do you know about this legendary civilization? Take our Ancient Rome Quiz to find out.

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The Roman Empire began and expanded out of what modern-day country whose capital is still called Rome?
Italy
France
Germany
Russia

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What was the name of the king of the gods in Roman mythology?
Zeus
Pluto
Saturn
Jupiter

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What is the name of the play by Virgil which immortalized the founding myth of Rome?
The Aeneid
The Iliad
The Odyssey
The Iruad

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The founding myth of Rome claimed the civilization was founded by what pair of brothers?
Remus and Romulus
Arras and Arrulas
Kysius and Korrin
Lupes and Lordrion

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What is the name of this architectural marvel dedicated to the Roman gods which is now a Catholic Church in Italy?
The Penoptigon
The Acheron
The Pantheon
The Ultheon

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In 509 B.C., a popular uprising drove out the monarchy of Rome and instead installed what type of government which would last in some sort until the reign of the Roman emperors?
A republic
A dictatorship
A socialist democracy
A theocratic monarchy

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What was the language of Ancient Rome?
Greek
Gaelic
Latin
French

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The early Roman Republic was dominated by power struggles between the Plebeians, who were commoners, and the nobles which went by what collective term?
Portarters
Patricians
Pelicans
Portishars

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Around 400 B.C. - 360 B.C., what Roman dictator, often called "The Second Founder of Rome," led the Republic to great military victory expanding its borders to all Italy?
Gaius Cassius
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Mark Antony
Marcus Camillus

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Around 264 B.C. to 146 B.C., Rome fought against Carthage in a series of wars which historians have referred to as which of the following?
The Aegian Wars
The Punic Wars
The Paprikan Wars
The Wetlesse Wars

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The First Punic War was fought after Rome attempted to interfere with Carthage's rule over what island nation?
Britain
Ireland
Macedon
Sicily

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In the Second Punic War, what legendary general of Carthage led his armies and trained military elephants to attack Rome?
Aristotle
Hannibal
Phillipus
Gaius Cassius

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What is the name of the Roman military hero who defeated Hannibal of Carthage to win the Second Punic War?
Sellizar Eurpoa
Scipio Africanus
Dunston Americanus
Lewet Asiastes

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What is the name of the Roman general who conquered and sacked Carthage at the end of the Third Punic War?
Julius Caesar
Scipio the Younger
Cain the Forward
Utilles of Warform

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What is the name of this famous orator of Rome who led a counter-measure to the conspiracy of the consul Cataline?
Tiberius of Rome
Virgilus Ostin
Mark Antony
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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What is the name of the legendary Roman warrior and freedom fighter who led an unsuccessful slave rebellion in 71 B.C.?
Astotle Flynn
Terridus
Pyrrhus
Spartacus

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What Roman dictator established the First Triumvirate with other powerful members of the nation to share the responsibilities of governing the realm?
Pompey
Pyrrhus
Diocletian
Hellenus

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Julius Caesar famously crossed what river on the border of Rome to signal his intent to overthrow the triumvirate of his time and install himself as dictator?
The Danube
The Tiber
The Volga
The Rubicon

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Julius Caesar died from an assassination where his most trusted compatriots turned on him. On what date was Caesar killed?
September 10th
July 5th
April 21st
March 15th

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Julius Caesar's friend Mark Antony allied himself with what other famous Roman to defeat the conspirators who had killed Julius Caesar?
Pompey
Octavian Caesar
Tiberius Caesar
Caligula

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When Octavian Caesar became the Emperor of Rome, he changed his name to which of the following?
Augustus Caesar
Wintrop Caesar
Tiberius Caesar
Getlan Caesar

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What is the name for the two centuries of Roman expansion and prosperity which began during the reign of Augustus Caesar?
Vox Romana
Per Romana
Pax Romana
Tir Romana

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What infamous Roman emperor of 37-41 A.D. was known for his gluttonous and hedonistic excesses as well as his neurotic tendencies in court?
Ambrose
Caligula
Percival
Markost

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The Eastern Roman Empire most commonly is known by what name?
The Norman Empire
The Saxon Empire
The Hunnic Empire
The Byzantine Empire

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The Roman Emperor Nero is legendarily purported to play what instrument while Rome burned around him?
The fiddle
The piano
The flute
The guitar

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What man who was Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. fought wars with Armenia and modern-day Iran as well as the Germanic tribes that heavily crippled the influence of his empire forever more?
Plutus
Isable Raskus
Marcus Aurelius
Tiberius Caesar

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The emperor Diocletian temporarily restored order in Rome by forming which of the following councils of leaders?
The triarchy
The tetrarchy
The pentarchy
The septarchy

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What Roman Emperor made Christianity the official religion of the nation?
Camilus
Marcus Aurelius
Constantine
Abroses

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Emperor Julian of Rome who ruled four decades after Constantine tried to revive Rome's polytheistic faith. What title is often given to Julian because of this?
The pagan
The apostate
The blasphemous
The foul

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In 179 B.C., Rome defeated King Philip V of what nation to add his territory to their own?
Greece
Spain
Macedon
Britain

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