Ancient Rome Arena and Entertainment

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1. Who often paid for the games and entertainment in Ancient Rome?
a. The poor people did in order to try and impress the rich
b. The government did with taxes from the poor
c. The wealthy so that they would be popular with the people
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

2. What were the fighters called who battled in the arena?
a. Mercenaries
b. Gladiators
c. Auxiliaries
d. Warriors
e. Ninjas

3. How were animals used in the arena?
a. They would fight each other
b. Huntsman would hunt them down for people to watch
c. They would kill criminals
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. True or false: All of the gladiator fights in the arena were to the death.

5. What was the arena called where the Romans had their chariot races?
a. Speedway
b. Dome
c. Forum
d. Carnival
e. Circus

6. What culture did the Romans get most of their theatre from?
a. Greek
b. Chinese
c. Egyptian
d. German
e. Persian

7. What Gladiator led a slave revolt against the Romans?
a. Spartacus
b. Cicero
c. Commodus
d. Flamma
e. Verus

8. In what sport would Romans cheer their favorite team whether blue, red, white, or green?
a. Gladiator fighting
b. Wrestling
c. Chariot racing
d. Running
e. Boxing

9. What Roman Emperor was famous for fighting in the arena as a gladiator?
a. Julius Caesar
b. Commodus
c. Trajan
d. Octavian
e. Nero

10. What was the name of the large stadium in the city of Rome where the chariot races were held?
a. Colosseum
b. Arena Roma
c. Caesarium
d. Circus Maximus
e. Roman Speedway

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