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trivia quiz  For Romans, It Was the Best of Times Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 28 13

The historian Edward Gibbon called it "the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous." What do you know about the Roman Empire from 96 to 180 AD?
Tough
daver852 gold member
Sep 28 13
2031 plays
2.
photo quiz  Tales Of The Hills cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 24 17

Rome was built on seven hills, but, according to legend, Romulus built the original city on the Palatine Hill. Today it is one of the principal archaeological sites in the city. Let's check it out!
Average
ponycargirl editor
Nov 24 17
198 plays
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trivia quiz  Romulus to the fall of Byzantium cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 14 00

Romans: Romulus to the fall of Byzantium- It would be an understatement to say that the Romans shaped Western civilization. Let's see how much you know about them.
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 14 00
13920 plays
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trivia quiz  Tales of the Lupercalia cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 11 19

Henry here! Today I am having a lesson with Sir William, the Earl of Warwick's most experienced knight. He has promised to tell me all about the Lupercalia. Would you like to come along? I have heard that it is a most interesting topic!
Average
ponycargirl editor
Feb 11 19
153 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Famous Romans cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Dec 01 09

Ancient Rome was a fascinating civilisation, with many influential people that are still known today. See if you can remember some titbits about these famous Romans.
Average
eburge editor
Dec 01 09
3375 plays
6.
match quiz  Fighting for Life in the Colosseum cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 21 18

Can you identify the Latin name for each of these weapons used by various types of combatants as they fought for glory, and often for their lives?
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jan 21 18
189 plays
7.
trivia quiz  Henry's Roman Holiday cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 25 13

Henry's back! My master, the Earl of Warwick, has business in Rome with the pope. Fantastic! I will be able to see first hand all of the sites I have learned about in Latin class. Join us on our trip!
Average
ponycargirl editor
Mar 25 13
570 plays
8.
trivia quiz  Beauty Products in Ancient Rome cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 21 10

Brace yourself. Based on some of the products used to enhance beauty back then, I'd personally rather stay plain. Have fun :)
Average
Creedy gold member
Dec 21 10
1272 plays
9.
match quiz  Republican Government in Ancient Rome cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 18 16

In 509 BC, the ancient Romans decided that they never wanted another "Rex", and established the Republic. What do you know about the lawmaking bodies and officials that served Rome for almost 500 years?
Average
ponycargirl editor
Nov 18 16
228 plays
10.
match quiz  Ancient Rome: Urban Planning cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 16 17

The Romans developed a blueprint for urban planning that was used in the municipia, towns and cities, throughout their empire. Can you identify these structures that were typically found in a Roman municipium?
Easy
ponycargirl editor
Feb 16 17
315 plays
11.
trivia quiz  Commodus - Fact vs Fiction cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 05 08

The movie "Gladiator" (2000) showed the emperor Commodus as a neurotic megalomaniac. What are the historical facts?
Tough
looney_tunes editor
Mar 05 08
1413 plays
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trivia quiz  Hip, Hip, Hooray! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Aussiedrongo, Nov 03 11

It's time to recognise and celebrate a job well done. And what better way to do it than with all the pomp and splendour of a traditional Roman triumph. Three cheers for the men of the eagle!
Average
Aussiedrongo
Nov 03 11
816 plays
13.
trivia quiz  A Day at the Forum cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Jun 05 13

Ten questions on how life was lived in ancient Roman times, from Emperors to the everyday lifestyle of the people. Some easy, some not so easy. Enjoy a stroll down the Appian Way and find out more!
Average
Jennifer5 gold member
Jun 05 13
675 plays
14.
match quiz  Where Is It Located? Part 6 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 11 17

This quiz explores the world of ancient Rome. All of the areas became provinces during the Empire Period. You are to match them with the modern-day countries. Every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible with today's borders.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jul 11 17
345 plays
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trivia quiz  The Roman Empire cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, FrancuDaniel, Oct 12 12

A factual quiz concerning the evolution of the Roman Empire.
Difficult
FrancuDaniel
Oct 12 12
1047 plays
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photo quiz  Ancient Roman Military Uniforms cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 04 14

Ten questions on the uniforms worn by soldiers of the Roman Empire for you. Photo clues given. Attention!
Average
Creedy gold member
Sep 04 14
543 plays
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match quiz  Where Is It Located? Part 5 cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 02 17

This quiz explores the world of ancient Rome. All of the areas became provinces of the empire by the reign of Augustus. You are to match them with the modern-day countries. Every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible with today's borders.
Easy
ponycargirl editor
Jul 02 17
399 plays
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trivia quiz  Family Ties in the Julio-Claudian Dynasty cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Finduskeepus, Jan 27 08

The marriage of Livia and Augustus united two aristocratic families into the first dynasty of Imperial Rome. Test yourself on their complicated family tree. Questions refer only to genuine, rather than adoptive family relationships.
Difficult
Finduskeepus
Jan 27 08
1464 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of the Saturnalia cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 14 15

This quiz is the first of a two-part series about the ancient Roman celebration of the Saturnalia. You may be surprised at the similarities you will notice to modern holiday customs!
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Dec 14 15
285 plays
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trivia quiz  Those Darn Etruscans ... cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 19 09

Much about the Etruscans is still a mystery. However, some historians believe that they - and not the Greeks or Romans - are the true founders of European history.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Nov 19 09
483 plays
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trivia quiz  Political Revolution in Rome (133-78 BC) cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, zenphoenixa, Nov 07 02

Where would Caesar be without this crucial, but largely overlooked period in Roman politics? Violence, backstabbing, foul play, you name it! Have a go, and be enlightened!
Tough
zenphoenixa
Nov 07 02
2538 plays
22.
trivia quiz  Outdated Herbal Remedies cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Aussiedrongo, Jun 30 12

Let's go back a couple of millenia to explore the ways in which the Romans used various members of the Plant Kingdom for medicinal and other purposes. But please, do not consider the information contained herein as sound medical advice.
Tough
Aussiedrongo
Jun 30 12
417 plays
23.
photo quiz  Rome's First Family cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 16 15

Two of the oldest patrician families in ancient Rome were the Julius and the Claudia. Meet the rulers who governed the Roman Empire from its conception, the Julio-Claudian emperors, who were Rome's First Family.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Mar 16 15
432 plays
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photo quiz  More Tales of the Saturnalia cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 16 15

After the public ceremonies for the Saturnalia were held, people went home and participated in private festivities. Come along for the fun!
Average
ponycargirl editor
Dec 16 15
291 plays
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trivia quiz  The Founding of Rome: The True Story cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 03 12

We all agree that myths and legends are entertaining. However, there is a reason why these stories are called myths. They are probably not true! When speaking of the founding of Rome it is very difficult to sift through the details and find the truth.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Dec 03 12
396 plays
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trivia quiz   Wars of the Early Roman Republic: 509 to 264 BC cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, Craterus, Mar 01 18

Historian William V. Harris wrote that the Roman Republic was continuously at war. The Early Republic were the years when Rome conquered Italy. Test your knowledge of the period.
Average
Craterus
Mar 01 18
144 plays
27.
trivia quiz  The Roman Civil War: 49-31 BC cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Craterus, Aug 30 17

The Roman Republic experienced increasing political upheaval as the first century BC wore on. Test your knowledge of the civil wars of 49-31 BC. It helps to read the information in between the questions.
Tough
Craterus
Aug 30 17
147 plays
28.
trivia quiz  Ancient Rome Mix cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MEHowe, Jun 27 11

I took a Roman History class in college and found it fascinating. Maybe you find it fascinating too! I hope you enjoy this little quiz.
Easy
MEHowe
Jun 27 11
2442 plays
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trivia quiz  The Gallic Wars cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nathraq, Apr 13 09

A short, easy quiz on Caesar's Gallic Wars
Average
nathraq
Apr 13 09
1935 plays
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trivia quiz  Let the Best Man Win! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Sep 15 13

In Roman times, entertainment for the masses first and foremost meant the circus games: spectacular, physical displays of prowess that often meant death to those men who did not win. What do you know about these games?
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Sep 15 13
1770 plays
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