Ancient Rome Trivia QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable
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What did the Ancient Romans believe gladiator blood would do?
a. Increase fertility
b. Cure epilepsy
c. Cure leprosy
d. Keep a person young
Cure epilepsy - The blood of gladiators was so popular it was sold while still warm to spectators.
Which roman was known as Caligula?
Gaius - Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus was known as Caligula, which means Little Boot.
When did the great fire of Rome occur?
a. 740 BC
b. 320 BC
c. 111 AD
d. 64 AD
64 AD - The emperor at the time was Nero.
What kind of dog did the Romans use in war?
Molossus - This breed is now extinct, but it has many descendants including the Great Dane and The St.
Which ancient Roman building is referred to as the Flavian
a. Trajan’s Market
c. Servian Wall
d. Baths of Agrippa
Coliseum - The Colosseum or Coliseum was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire.
In ancient Rome, what color was it treasonous to dress in
Purple - The color purple was reserved for senators and emperors.
What was Gaius Valerius Flaccus' occupation in ancient Rome?
Poet - With more than 116 of his poems are still in existence today, Gaius works are still being read.
What did the ancient Romans make with goat fat, saffron, henna
and beech wood ashes?
c. Hair dye
Hair dye - The most popular colors were blonde or red.
What was a strigil used for in ancient Rome?
a. A symbol of office
b. To carve marble
c. To clean the body
d. A writing tool
To clean the body - The Romans did not have soap, so they used the strigil to clean away dirt, sweat and
In ancient Rome, what was a stolas?
a. A kind of column
b. A women's dress or toga
c. A type of pasta dish
d. A saddle
A women's dress or toga - Men were the only ones to wear togas. A woman would wear a stolas.
Who crossed the Rubicon River and invaded Rome in 49 BC?
a. Gaius Marius
Caesar - As a result, Pompey and his party fled from Italy.
How many people could sit in the coliseum?
50,000 - Building the coliseum required over 400,000 tonnes of stone.
What was an ancient roman crown made of?
d. Laurel leaves
Laurel leaves - The roman leaders did not want to be compared to kings of the past, so they made their
According to the Romans, what kind of animal saved Romulus and
Wolf - The brothers were suckled by a wolf and fed by a woodpecker.
What did the ancient Romans do with urine?
a. Wash clothes
b. Fertilizer their herb gardens
c. Mark their yard
d. Train their war dogs
Wash clothes - The urine was actually collected from public bathhouses.
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