Ancient Rome
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by Stephanie Lovette
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The Twelve Tables defined the legal rights of Roman

plebians & patricians
magistrates & bishops
consuls & rabbis
Greeks and Etruscans
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5
The Fall of the Roman Empire marks the beginning of the
Renaissance
Crusades
Dark Ages
Classical Period
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5
In ancient Rome, citizens elected the members of the Senate. What type of government did ancient Rome have?

dictatorship
republic
monarchy
oligarchy
4
5
The Western Roman Empire collapsed for many reasons, including
food surpluses
the Empire's neglect of the navy
Muslim invasions into Western Europe
expensive wars with neighboring tribes
5
5
Aqueducts were constructed by the Romans so they could

take water away from their enemies.
bring water into cities from far away
transport goods great distances using boats.
hold religious ceremonies to honor Neptune.
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5
How did the Alps and the Apennine mountain ranges benefit Ancient Rome?

by providing protection and natural resources
by restricting trade and movement of people
by allowing terrorists to infiltrate the region
by causing strong weather patterns to develop during winter
7
5
A major contribution of the Roman Republic to Western European culture was the
establishment of agricultural communes.
rejection of the concept of slavery.
concept of government by laws.
belief that political power should be controlled by the military
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5
What are two important reasons that Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 BCE?

he taxed the public and outlawed slavery
he created jealousy among the senators and the senators knew he had a fatal illness
he declared himself Dictator for Life and took most of the power away from the Senate
he declared himself Dictator for Life and he gave all the decision making power to the Senate
9
5
Jesus taught his disciples to

encourage gentiles to convert to Christianity.
convince the authorities not to persecute Christians.
establish a government that would eliminate other religions
love God above all else, and loving others as they loved themselves.
10
5
An immediate result of the fall of the Roman Empire was
a renewed interest in education and the arts
a period of disorder and weak central government
an increase in trade and manufacturing
the growth of cities and dominance by the middle class
11
5
Rome's legal code provides the basis for many laws and principles we use today. Two examples include
the right of appeal and own slaves.
the right to vote and but to not bear arms.
the right to a good education and the right of personal property.
the right of an accused person to defend themselves and the right to vote
12
5
Whether wealthy or poor, no woman in Rome could
be a poet.
become a weaver
vote or hold office
become a doctor or a lawyer.
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Which of these played the BIGGEST role in helping communication within the Roman Republic?
banning of slavery
irrigation systems
mountains to the north
a network of good roads
14
5
Which statement BEST describes the effect of the Punic Wars on Rome?
After a hard-fought war, Sparta emerged victorious, but was unable to keep power.
After the wars, Rome was unable to defend its northern borders and fell to the Gauls
Following its defeat of Carthage, Rome became the dominant force in the Mediterranean region.
Deflated by Rome’s loss, philosophers and poets expressed their sadness in new forms of art.
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5
Beginning in 510 B.C. the Roman Republic began a long period of expansion, but it was not considered an empire until the throne was occupied by
Titus, son of Vespasian.
Augustus, nephew of Julius Caesar
Caracalla, son of Alexander the Great
Vespasian, emperor of the Flavian Dynasty.
16
5
Which geographic term BEST describes the area where the Roman Republic was based?
desert
island
peninsula
plains
17
5
Which is the BEST description of patricians in Ancient Rome?
a group of judges in the Roman Empire
a group of three leaders of the Roman Republic
a large but politically limited group of people
a small but powerful and wealthy group of people
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5
Which is the BEST description of plebians in Ancient Rome?
a group of judges in the Roman Empire
a group of three leaders of the Roman Republic
a large but politically limited group of people
a small but powerful and wealthy group of people
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5
The 200 year period known as the "Pax Romana" was
the Punic Wars betwen Rome & Carthage
a result of a peace treaty between Rome and Greece
when Rome was under the control of the Etruscans
a time of peace and prosperity throughout the empire
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The Roman government held gladiator battles primarily to

keep the plebians from growing restless
provide entertainment for the patricians
raising money to purchase foreign grain
train young men for military service
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