Ancient Rome - Slaves
1. Around what percentage of people in Ancient Rome were slaves?
2. How did people become slaves in Ancient Rome?
a. They sold themselves into slavery to pay of debts
b. They were captured by pirates and sold by slave traders
c. They were captured in times of war
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
3. What happened to the children of slaves?
a. They were set free
b. They were owned by their parents
c. They also became slaves
d. They were killed at birth
e. All of the above
4. Who owned the slaves called 'servi publici'?
a. The government
c. Private people
d. The temples
5. True or False: Escaped slaves were punished and sometimes put to death.
6. What were freed slaves called?
a. Servi privati
b. Freedmen and freedwomen
d. Servi publici
7. Although freed slaves were considered Roman citizens, what were they not allowed to do?
a. Work on a farm
b. Work as a teacher
c. Move out of the city
d. Leave their former owner
e. Hold public office
8. Who was Spartacus?
a. A gladiator who led the Third Servile War
b. A slave who killed his master
c. A slave trader
d. A pirate who captured thousands of slaves
e. The general who defeated the slave rebellion
9. What were the slave rebellions called?
a. Great Slave Revolts
b. Revolutionary Wars
c. Servile Wars
d. Roman Revolution
e. Punic Wars
10. During what Roman festival were the roles often reversed between slave and master?
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