The City of Ancient Rome

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
The City of Ancient Rome.

1. How many hills is it said that Rome was originally built on?
a. 3
b. 5
c. 7
d. 12
e. 21

2. Where did the majority of the people of Rome get their water?
a. From wells outside of the city
b. From the river running through the city
c. From running water inside their houses
d. From merchants who brought water in by horse
e. From fountains placed around the city

3. What area of the city was the center of Roman public life and government?
a. The Forum
b. The Aqueducts
c. Palatine Hill
d. The Pantheon
e. The Rostra

4. What were most of the homes of the poor people in Rome made of?
a. Rock
b. Marble
c. Stone
d. Wood
e. Mud

5. What were aqueducts used for?
a. They were the major roads leading into Rome
b. They brought water into the city
c. They were buildings used by government officials
d. They were places where people met to socialize
e. They were smaller streets within the city

6. True or False: The wealthy people of Rome had running water in their houses?

7. What was the purpose of the Rostra in the Forum?
a. An area where the Senate would meet to discuss laws
b. A meeting place where judges heard lawsuits
c. A platform where speeches were made by the people
d. A place where people would socialize and play games
e. An area where people would vote and get counted for the census

8. According to Roman Mythology, who was the first King of Rome?
a. Romulus
b. Julius Caesar
c. Remus
d. Augustus
e. Jupiter

9. What was a Roman Via?
a. A giant arch
b. A paved road
c. A manmade river
d. A moving speech
e. A citizen of Roam

10. How many people lived in the city of Rome during the peak of the Ancient Roman civilization?
a. 50,000
b. 300,000
c. 500,000
d. 1 million
e. 10 million

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the The City of Ancient Rome page at /history/ancient_rome_city.php.

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