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Who's Who In Ancient Rome

written by: omseti
 
These multiple choice questions are designed to test your knowledge of some well-known figures of Ancient Rome.

Question 1:


Which Roman Emperor is supposed to have been responsible for the great fire in Rome in 64 AD?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Nero
Claudius
Caligula
Titus

Question 2:


Which of the following was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity in 313 AD?
Marcus Aurelius
Commodus
Nerva
Constantine

Question 3:


Who became the first Roman Emperor in 27 BC?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Marcus Aurelius
Julius Caesar
Augustus
Romulus

Question 4:


Which writer witnessed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD?
Plautus
Pliny the Younger
Pompey the Great
Plutarch

Question 5:


Which Roman Emperor wrote "The Meditations" that was actually a sort of personal diary?
Constantine
Marcus Aurelius
Julius Caesar
Hadrian

Question 6:


Who was the great Roman orator who created a Latin stylebook which is still used in Latin classes today?
Cicero
Marcus Aurelius
Nerva
Constantine

Question 7:


In Ancient Rome, who were the Lares?
The elite corps of the Roman army
The Muses
Household spirits of dead ancestors
The Roman counterpart of the Greek Furies

Question 8:


Which of these poets wrote many poems of love and manners widely read by Ancient Romans?
Virgil
Plutarch
Ovid
Cato

Question 9:


Which Roman emperor is well known for his atrocities and sexual perversions?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Caligula
Claudius
Hadrian
Tiberius

Question 10:


Who was the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire who reigned till 476 AD?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Remus
Romulus Augustus
Junenval
Marcus Aurelius

 


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