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1. What ancient civilization built the Colosseum?
a. Rome
b. Greece
c. Egypt
d. China
e. Celtics

2. When did construction on the Colosseum begin?
a. 512 BC
b. 92 BC
c. 72 AD
d. 112 AD
e. 476 AD

3. Around how many people could attend an event at the Colosseum?
a. 2,000
b. 5,000
c. 12,000
d. 20,000
e. 50,000

4. What group of people got to sit in the front rows?
a. Women
b. Senators
c. Slaves
d. Soldiers
e. Citizens

5. Who had to sit or stand at the back, near the top of the stadium?
a. Senators
b. Consuls
c. Important officials
d. Women
e. Men

6. What was the hypogeum?
a. A series of passages underneath the floor of the Colosseum
b. A large awning that could be set up to keep rain or the sun off of the spectators
c. It was the name for the entrances into the stadium
d. A large statue situated just outside the main entrance
e. A school for the best gladiators

7. True or False: The Colosseum had one main entrance where everyone had to enter and exit the stadium.

8. Who was banned from attending events at the Colosseum?
a. Actors
b. Gladiators
c. Gravediggers
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. What was the velarium used for?
a. It had trap doors where animals and gladiators could spring up onto the stage
b. It worked as a quick way to remove dead gladiators
c. It helped to keep the sun and rain off of the spectators
d. It was a special place where the Roman Emperor could sit
e. It helped to keep unwanted people out of the stadium

10. Where did the Colosseum get its name?
a. From the emperor who built it
b. From the most famous gladiator of the day
c. From the architect who designed it
d. From area of town where it was built
e. From the large statue of Nero that stood nearby

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