Western Civilization: Rome Review
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  • Question 1
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    Q. When the last Tarquinian (Etruscan) king was overthrown by the Romans, which type of government did they establish?
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  • Question 2
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    Q. In times of crisis, what did the Roman Republic do differently?
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    They elected new Senate members who took full control of the government.
    They allowed the army to run the country.
    They selected a dictator to rule with absolute power for a short time.
    They elected a king to permanently take control.
  • Question 3
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    Q. What does a person’s “civic duty” require them to do?
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    run for public office
    participate in their government
    trade only with local merchants
    travel spreading the teachings of Christianity
  • Question 4
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    Q. The nobles (rich powerful people) in Roman society were called -
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  • Question 5
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    Q. The common people (NOT nobles) in Roman society were called -
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  • Question 6
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    Q. Rome's first code of laws was called
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    Empire's Bronze Laws
    Law of Nations
    Law of Twelve Tables
    Tribune's Law
  • Question 7
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    Q. The Pax Romana was
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    A program to give land to the poor
    A period of Civil Unrest, riots, & wars
    Period of peace and prosperity for Roman citizens
    The leader of the senate
  • Question 8
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    Q. A modern soccer stadium is similar to which Roman accomplishment?
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    Pont du Gard
    The Colosseum
    Basilica of Constantine
    The Pantheon
  • Question 9
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    Q. Julius Caesar's enemies assassinated him because 
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    they were angry with him because of his military failures in Gaul.
    they were opposed to his expansion into other lands.
    they feared he planned to make himself king and lessen the power of the Senate.
    they were fearful he would resign.
  • Question 10
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    Who were the two main characters in the story that tells the beginnings of Rome?

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    Romulus & Remus

    Zeus & Hera

    Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar

    Bill & Ted

  • Question 11
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    Q. Who could hold political office in early Rome?
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    any citizen
    only plebeians
    only patricians
  • Question 12
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    All of the following were accomplishments of Rome EXCEPT

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    Better and more advanced aqueducts

    An improved arch, which facilitated the building of a lot of structures

    Concrete, which allowed people to build underwater

    The concept of zero and advanced algebra

  • Question 13
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    Q. Who traveled through the Alps with battle elephants?
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  • Question 14
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    Q. Roman roads were built primarily in order to allow...
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    senators to get to the Senate.
    Rome’s armies to travel through the empire.
    merchants to travel safely.
    slaves to travel into the countryside.
  • Question 15
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    Q. What material did the Romans invent that helped their structures last?
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    volcanic rock
  • Question 16
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    Q. How did Constantine affect Christianity?
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    He made Christianity legal in 313 AD
    He placed even more bans on the religion.
    He persecuted Christians in the Colosseum.
    He moved the capital of Rome to the Eastern Empire.
  • Question 17
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    Q. Which emperor is responsible for dividing the Empire, and why?
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    Diocletian, because he thought it was too large for one man to control
    Theodosius, because he wanted to separate pagans from Christians
    Nero, because he wanted to kill all of the barbarians on the frontier
    Augustus, because he needed to distance himself from Constantine
  • Question 18
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    Q. Who moved the capital from Rome to Byzantium?
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  • Question 19
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    Q. What role did the "Rape of Lucretia" play in the founding of Rome?
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    It's the reason for the change to a republic
    It's the story of why Rome had to kidnap women from another tribe
    It's the foundational story of how two brothers founded the Roman Kingdom
    It's a story of how Etruscan Kings caused Rome to Rise.
  • Question 20
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    Q. What was the Struggle of the Orders?
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    A collection of laws written on twelve bronze tables
    A great social conflict that developed between patricians and plebeians
    The struggle for women to gain rights during the republic phase
    The civil war between Caesar and Pompey
  • Question 21
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    Q. Who was Livy?
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    Historian who wrote the History of Rome
    The author of the Aenid
    The author of Satires
    A famous poet who wrote poetry of Augustus' age
  • Question 22
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    Q. What is the census?
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    the name for the cheaply built Roman apartments constructed of concrete with wooden beam floors
    the name for the Great Sewer that carried waste out of the city
    the edict that made the cult of Isis an official religion of Rome
    The name for the survey Rome took to know who its citizens were
  • Question 23
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    Q. Most popular philosophy in Ancient Rome?
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  • Question 24
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    Q. Why was it significant that Rome won the Punic Wars?
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    They then had control of the Mediterranean
    They were able to gain the land to give to soldiers
    They were able to take over Egypt
    After their victory, they were too large, and began to collapse
  • Question 25
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    Q. Which of these was a slave revolt that caused chaos in Rome until it was put down.
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  • Question 26
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    Q. Who were "coloni?"
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    Poor farmers gave their labor in return for small plots of land
    historians who went to the tribes on the frontiers to write their stories
    the followers of Jesus
    The name for the Visigoths who stormed into the empire
  • Question 27
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    Q. Followers believe that Jesus was the .....
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    father of god
    regular person
    son of god
  • Question 28
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    Q. What is the term for the cultural mixing of both ancient Greek and ancient Roman traditions?
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  • Question 29
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    Q. How did Paul's work help to spread Christianity?
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    He threatened people so they would believe in Jesus
    People loved him
    All of these answers are wrong
    He declared Christianity open to all converts, even non-Jews
  • Question 30
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    Q. According to Christians, what happened to Jesus after the Crucifixion? 
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    Rose from the Dead
    Walked on water
    Was Reincarnated
    Preached and Taught
  • Question 31
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    Q. What is The Bible?
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    A story about early Greek settlers in Italy.
    An epic poem about the wars between Rome and Carthage.
    A myth telling how Remus and Romulus founded Rome.
    A holy book containing the history and stories of the Christian religion.
  • Question 32
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    Why were Christians considered a threat to Rome?

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    the number of followers grew rapidly

    their beliefs of mercy and love went against Stoicism and manliness

    they wouldn't admit that the emperor was a god

    all of the above

  • Question 33
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    Q. Which of these is NOT a cause of Rome's fall?
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    Barbarian invasions
    Moral decay
    Increasing role of Women
  • Question 34
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    Q. The first emperor of Rome was ____.
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    Julius Caesar
  • Question 35
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    Q. ____ was emperor when Mount Vesuvius erupted. 
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  • Question 36
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    This emperor is known for building a wall in Britain as well as a domed building called the Pantheon.

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  • Question 37
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    Q. Nero suspiciously blamed the ____ for the Great Fire.
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    the Republicans 
  • Question 38
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    Q. Which group most heavily influenced Roman art and architecture?
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  • Question 39
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    Q. Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus attempted to help the landless poor by
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    allowing them to join the Roman army.
    giving them work on large farms owned by the wealthy.
    taking back land from large landowners.
    fostering a slave rebellion known as the Spartacus Revolt
  • Question 40
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    Which of the following contributed to Rome's expansion?

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    they were extremely good at naval battles

    Greek architecture was diffused into Rome

    Rome's military structure of their foot soldiers

    They blew up mountain ranges with dynamite

  • Question 41
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    Q. The Twelve Tables were
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    laws written for non-Romans.
    Rome's first system of law.
    where the Roman senate met.
    the twelve orders of Roman people.
  • Question 42
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    Q. With whom did Rome trade for silk goods?
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  • Question 43
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    Q. Which of the following describes the role of the paterfamilias?
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    leader of the senate
    protector of the emperor
    male head of the household
    heir to the Roman Empire
  • Question 44
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    Augustus changed Roman law, such that

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    the army was no longer controlled by the emperor.

    the emperor had direct control over political appointments.

    non-Romans could serve as legionnaires.

    plebeians could serve in the senate.

  • Question 45
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    Q. How did the civil war between Caesar and Pompey end?
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    Pompey was assassinated by senators.
    Caesar defeated Pompey and was named dictator
    Caesar was assassinated by Pompey.
    Antony and Cleopatra were named rulers of Rome.
  • Question 46
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    Q. What sparked the First Punic War?
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    the Battle of Zama in 202 B.C.
    Rome's invasion of Sicily
    Hannibal's crossing of the Alps
    Cato's fiery speeches
  • Question 47
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    Q. The impoverished Romans who lived in the capital city often resided in
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    Circus Maximus, which provided shelter.
    insulae, which were prone to fire and collapse.
    large public buildings constructed by the emperor.
    villas, which were ancient and poorly heated.
  • Question 48
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    Q. The Augustan Age is generally considered
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    a low point for Roman art.
    a time of war and insecurity.
    the golden age of Latin literature.
    the height of the Roman Republic.
  • Question 49
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    Q. Which of the following is true of upper-class Roman women in the Early Empire?
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    They were often sold into slavery by their husbands.
    They were not permitted to seek a divorce.
    They were considered equals to men.
    They had the ability to own and inherit property.
  • Question 50
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    Q. What was one effect of the Etruscan influence?
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    Romans began to reject outside cultural influences.
    Romans were brutally repressed for centuries.
    The Etruscans borrowed Roman styles of dress.
    Rome was transformed from a village into a city.
  • Question 51
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    What did Carthage use this for?

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    It was a harbor used to house military and trade boats

    It was a high city wall meant to protect the people from invasion

    It was their great palace for the Queen, Dido and her family

    It was a weapon that allowed Carthage to defeat Rome

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