Roman Culture: Life and Legacy
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  • Question 1
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    Which manner of speaking had the most influence over the development of local languages in conquered regions?

    answer choices

    the Classic Greek spoken by scholars

    the traditional Latin spoken by patricians

    the modern Greek spoken by Roman magistrates

    the vulgar Latin spoken by Roman soldiers

  • Question 2
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    In ancient Rome, most former slaves became free by

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    joining the military

    purchasing their freedom

    being freed by a foreign invader

    rebelling against their owners

  • Question 3
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    Which factor was most important to the increase in Roman infrastructure projects during the Pax Romana?

    answer choices

    the rediscovery of Egyptian architecture

    the use of Greek mathematical ideas

    the new Roman tax system

    the invention of concrete

  • Question 4
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    The Coliseum in ancient Rome was used for

    answer choices

    training soldiers

    holding political rallies

    entertaining the public

    buying and selling slaves

  • Question 5
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    A consistent supply of grain from Egypt helped Roman officials avoid which problem?

    answer choices

    a shortage of farm labor

    a dangerous slave uprising

    political unrest among the city's poor

    budget problems for the government

  • Question 6
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    In Rome, the greatest amount of political power was exercised by

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    the plebeians

    wealthy people

    military commanders

    middle-class merchants

  • Question 7
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    The large amount of available slave labor led to which problem in ancient Rome?

    answer choices

    a decrease in tax revenue for the government

    a weakened military and defense system

    increased unemployment for the plebeians

    a lack of food throughout the empire

  • Question 8
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    In ancient Rome, Latin would most likely have been used in which situation?

    answer choices

    a conversation between a husband and a wife in the city of Rome

    a transaction between a Phoenician trader and a Roman patrician

    an argument between a Roman patrician and one of his slaves

    a discussion between a Roman diplomat and a foreign ruler

  • Question 9
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    The Roman alphabet was an adaptation of the alphabet first developed by which ancient people?

    answer choices

    Egyptians

    Hebrews

    Phoenicians

    Sumerians

  • Question 10
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    During times of peace, the Roman military was

    answer choices

    put to work on patricians' farms

    decreased in size to save money

    commanded by elected officials

    used to work on infrastructure projects

  • Question 11
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    The Roman ideals of justice were reflected in

    answer choices

    the Twelve Tables

    the Pax Romana

    the census

    the tributum

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