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Historical Figures of Ancient Rome Quiz

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What is the name of the Roman conqueror and dictator who paved the groundwork for the Roman Empire until his assassination on the Ides of March?
Historical Figures of Ancient Rome Quiz
Pyrrhus of Epicurus
Scipio Africanus
Tullus
Julius Caesar

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What is the name of the Roman statesman and close friend of Julius Caesar who became infamous for participating in the Ides of March assassination of Caesar?
Sulla
Terras Californium
Brutus
Mercius Cullah

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What general and Tribune of the Plebs led the conspiracy against Julius Caesar and later waged war against the Second Triumvirate alongside Brutus?
Graille
Cassius
Longinus
Ecclesias

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Scipio Africanus is most famous for his work defeating what Carthaginian general at the Battle of Zama?
Tothe
Zagreus
Alpine
Hannibal

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According to a popular historical legend, the Roman Emperor Nero performed on what instrument while Rome burned?
The fiddle
The harpsichord
The trumpet
The harp

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Marcus Aurelius was an emperor and Stoic philosopher who oversaw the tail-end of what historical period of Roman prosperity?
Pax Romana
Veras Primus
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Que Dons Sara

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What Roman second of the Five Good Emperors was known for massively expanding the territory of Rome by annexing Mesopotamia and Armenia?
Travoll
Tarxis
Trajan
Toria

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What is the name of the famous Roman revolutionary who began the Third Seville War slave revolt before it was put down by Roman officials?
Spartacus
Tellius
Werner
Priam

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What is the name of the Roman leader who put down Spartacus' rebellion and then went on to form the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Julius Caesar?
Octavian
Felix
Praxis
Crassus

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What is the name of the athlete friend of Julius Caesar who formed the Second Triumvirate to avenge Caesar's death and then started a relationship with Cleopatra?
Agrippa Portdahl
Mark Antony
Carras Callias
Sirian Simun

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What is the name of Julius Caesar's adopted heir who became the first Emperor of Rome after he defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra?
Caballa Caesar
Myronus Caesar
Romulus Caesar
Augustus Caesar

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The author Virgil wrote what famous text about Rome's mythic history?
The Perceval
The Odyssey
The Aeneid
The Iliad

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What is the name of the Roman orator who defended the republic until his assassination on the orders of Mark Antony?
Cicero
Junius
Gyro
Aristotle

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What is the name of the Roman conqueror who won Rome's first major civil war in order to establish the system of dictatorship and also mentored Pompey in the art of war?
Saladin
Graco
Remus
Sulla

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The Roman Emperor Constantine is known for making what faith the preferred religion of the Roman Empire?
Christianity
Atenism
Zoroastrianism
Buddhism

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What is the name of the Roman commander who acted as Augustus' right hand, was the son-in-law of Augustus, and conquered Egypt on behalf of his liege?
Toro
Telemenes
Caius
Agrippa

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What son of Marcus Aurelius was infamous for his cult of personality that he cultivated by fighting in gladiatorial combat before he was murdered by a wrestler in a bath?
Ampedicles
Jasun
Commodus
Paracelsus

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The military commander Agricola is best-known for conquering what land for his Emperor Vespasian?
Greece
Britain
Spain
Prussia

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What is the name of the third member of the Second Triumvirate who supported Mark Antony and Octavian Caesar as they hunted down those who killed Julius Caesar?
Gaius Amedicus
Hermes Castor
Garon Tyrann
Marcus Lepidus

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What is the name of the hedonistic Roman Emperor who went down in history due to his absurd acts including his war against Poseidon where he ordered his armies to murder the sea?
Caligula
Tiberius
Manses
Roald

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The Roman Emperor Diocletian was known for his "rule of four" that split up control of the Empire in order to try and better manage its territory. What is the term for this "rule of four"?
Tetrarchy
Pentavirate
Sextet
Spetier

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What is the name of the First Triumvirate ally of Julius Caesar who then fought Caesar until his defeat at the Battle of Pharsalus?
Erebus
Gran
Mercius
Pompey

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What is the name of the second Roman Emperor who was known as a recluse but whose administration brought considerable wealth to Rome?
Tiberius
Pyrrhus
Epidicles
Horus

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What is the name of the successor of Caligula who survived his predecessor's political purges due to his disabilities, but who managed to re-right the empire after Caligula's failings?
Claudius
Achton
Hellius
Ulius

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What is the name of the noble woman of Ancient Rome who was the wife of Mark Antony and the elder sister of Augustus Caesar who played a role in shaping politics and was famous throughout the empire as symbol of beauty and poise?
Octavia
Leonin
Rachael
Marguerite

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What Roman historian became famous for his writings on the Four Good Emperors as well as his extra-biblical account of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?
Calasmos
Remus
Tacitus
Saias

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What Roman author wrote such foundational works as The LovesThe Ibis, and The Art of Love? 
Ovid
Carrhus
Lenin
Merkamma

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The emperor Vespasian was known for subduing the Jewish Rebellion of 66 A.D. and for beginning the construction of what major landmark that still stands in Rome as a symbol of the old empire's prominence?
The Rosetta Stone
The Colosseum
The Eye of Sparta
The Great Playhouse

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What is the name of Vespasian's direct heir who sacked Jerusalem's Second Temple, completed the Colosseum, and was known for his generous aid to those who were impacted by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?
Titus
Trenton
Agamemnon
Mycon

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Appius Claudius Caecus was one of Rome's first major leaders around the third century B.C.E. He was known for building major infrastructure sites that allowed Rome to flourish. Among these infrastructure projects was the construction of what types of waterways that brought fresh water into Rome?
Mills
Sybils
Veronas
Aqueducts

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