The Roman Republic
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where is the city of Rome located?

    answer choices

    east of the Apennines on the Italian Peninsula

    on the island of Sicily

    in the Alps in northern Italy

    on the west coast of the Italian Peninsula

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    According to the legend, who founded the city of Rome?

    answer choices

    Roman gods

    Romulus and Remus

    Aeneas and the Etruscans

    Cicero and Cincinnatus

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following did the Greeks introduce to the early Romans?

    answer choices

    the long epic poem

    the grid system for city streets

    stone houses

    metalworking

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following was NOT a branch of the Roman government?

    answer choices

    executive

    judicial

    patrician

    legislative

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was one result of the plebeian strike in 494 B.C.?

    answer choices

    The plebeians were allowed to elect their own representatives.

    The patricians allowed women the right to vote.

    Slaves were allowed to own property.

    The plebeians took over the Senate.

  • Question 6
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    Why didn't Roman girls have much control over their future?

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    Girls had to get married at a young age.

    Romans were always fighting with foreigners.

    There were no laws to protect children.

    Girls had to do what their fathers and brothers told them to do.

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
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    What statement describes the life of the aristocracy?

    answer choices

    They lived and worked on small farms.

    They owned most of the land and dominated the government.

    They worked at manual labor for very low wages.

    They were craftspeople, teachers, and doctors.

  • Question 8
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    Which human qualities were important to the ancient Romans?

    answer choices

    beauty, grace, elegance

    curiosity, intelligence, imgination

    discipline, strength, loyalty

    honesty, humor, helpfulness

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    What was the legion in ancient Rome?

    answer choices

    a group of loyal Senators

    a group of well-trained professional soldiers

    a group of elected plebeians

    a group of patriarchs

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who defeated the Roman army at Cannae during the Second Punic War?

    answer choices

    Sicipio

    Philip V

    Marius

    Hannibal

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement best describes the geographical location of Rome?

    answer choices

    within the mountain range known as the Alps

    on the island of Sicily

    on seven hills on the west coast of Italy

    in a flat region known as Mare Nostrum

  • Question 12
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    Which factors helped Rome's agriculture flourish?

    answer choices

    fertile soil, a good water supply, and a mild climate

    high altitude, fertile soil, and a dry climate

    new irrigation techniques, hilly land, and a mild climate

    sandy coastal soil, a good water supply, and a dry climate

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following did the Etruscans introduce to the Romans?

    answer choices

    advances in war strategies and training for soldiers

    a new alphabet for writing and epic poetry

    advances in agriculture, architecture, and learning

    a grid plan for Rome's streets and buildings

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
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    Which of the following is a characteristic of a republican government?

    answer choices

    a single powerful tyrant with complete control

    citizens who vote for their leader

    the military controlling an entire country or region

    the complete removal of formal leadership

  • Question 15
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    Which of the following best describes ancient Roman social structure?

    answer choices

    Men and the family were the most important.

    Gender equality was the most important.

    Women and children were the most important.

    The bond of marriage was the most important.

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    How was ancient Roman society organized, from the aristocracy to the bottom of society?

    answer choices

    patricians, slaves, plebeians

    plebeians, slaves, patricians

    slaves, patricians, plebeians

    patricians, plebeians, slaves

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What gave the plebeians the political equality they had been seeking?

    answer choices

    Spartacus led a successful slave rebellion against Roman soldiers.

    The Council of Plebs was permitted to make laws for all citizens.

    The aristocracy agreed that the patricians had an unfair amount of power.

    A dictator granted the plebeians more rights.

  • Question 18
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    Which of the following was a religious belief of the Romans?

    answer choices

    Living rulers were automatically considered gods.

    The gods were to be respected and feared but not celebrated in public.

    A group of many gods controlled specific areas of Roman life.

    A single god required all of the people's respect and devotion.

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What group of hired soldiers helped Rome conquer enemies and expand its territory?

    answer choices

    Roman legionaries

    Roman missionaries

    the First Triumvirate

    the Carthaginians

  • Question 20
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    Which of the following is associated with the Second Punic War?

    answer choices

    Rome's defeat by the Carthaginian navy

    Hannibal's movement across the Alps to invade Italy

    Rome's acquisition of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica

    the siege and destruction of Carthage

  • Question 21
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    What statement best describes Julius Caesar

    answer choices

    popular with the Senate but hated by the people

    popular with the people but hated by the Senate

    popular with the people but hated by his soldiers

    hated by the Roman Republic

  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q.

    To whom did the Senate turn when its power was taken by the consuls in 70 B.C.?

    answer choices

    Julius Caesar

    General Crassus

    General Pompey

    The First Triumvirate

  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What did Cicero argue for to repair the damaged republic?

    answer choices

    making the Senate and army stronger

    reducing the army’s powers and restoring the system of checks and balances

    giving slaves and plebeians more power and taking land from the rich

    starting a civil war to take power from the Senate

  • Question 24
    30 seconds
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    Which two Roman generals were given extraordinary powers by the Senate to put down a slave rebellion?

    answer choices

    Sulla and Marius

    Caesar and Crassus

    Crassus and Pompey

    Tiberius and Marius

  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which problems resulted from the Roman Republic’s expansion after the Punic Wars?

    answer choices

    disease and widespread hunger

    overpopulation and disease

    conflicts with neighboring lands and peoples

    poverty and unemployment

  • Question 26
    30 seconds
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    Why was Rome forced to make peace with Macedonia during the First Macedonian War?

    answer choices

    Roman soldiers were no match for the Macedonian phalanx.

    Rome’s army was busy fighting against Philip V and couldn’t battle Hannibal.

    The Roman army needed a fresh supply of weapons and soldiers.

    Rome’s army was busy fighting against Hannibal and couldn’t battle Philip V.

  • Question 27
    30 seconds
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    What were likely to have been Hannibal’s biggest challenges when he crossed the Alps during winter?

    answer choices

    weather and difficult terrain

    enemy attacks and starvation

    poorly trained troops and enemy attacks

    lack of supplies and illness

  • Question 28
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    How did being defeated by Carthage at sea improve Rome’s navy?

    answer choices

    The Romans fired their generals and brought in more successful ones.

    Rome and Carthage became allies.

    The Romans added many powerful warships to their navy.

    The Carthaginians gave the Roman navy their unused ships.

  • Question 29
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    Which words best describe Roman armor?

    answer choices

    outdated and ineffective

    complicated and heavy

    attractive but impractical

    simple and light

  • Question 30
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    Why were Roman armies considered unstoppable?

    answer choices

    Soldiers were treated kindly and were never punished if they failed.

    The armies were small but well trained.

    Roman soldiers had weapons that were better than the weapons of other armies.

    If a Roman army was defeated, Rome would simply send a larger army the next time.

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