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Practice - Prehistory and Ancient Civilisations - 06

Hello, young historians! Are you ready to voyage back in time to the world of the Ancient Greeks? They were known for their powerful gods, magnificent architecture, and remarkable thinkers. Let's see how much you've learned about this fascinating civilisation. Grab your thinking hats, and let's begin this adventure!
1.
What language did the Romans speak?
French
Italian
Latin
Greek
The Romans spoke Latin, which was later used as the language of scholarship and the Catholic Church.
2.
What was a Roman legion?
A form of currency
A type of food
A political office
A military unit
A Roman legion was a large unit of the Roman army, made up of thousands of soldiers.
3.
Which Roman Emperor famously fiddled while Rome burned?
Caligula
Nero
Claudius
Vespasian
Emperor Nero is infamously associated with the phrase 'fiddled while Rome burned', representing indifference during a crisis.
4.
What was the highest mountain in Ancient Greece, believed to be the home of the gods?
Mount Etna
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Olympus
Mount Elbrus
Mount Olympus was considered the home of the gods in Ancient Greek mythology.
5.
Who is considered the 'Father of History' in the Greek tradition?
Hercules
Herodotus
Homer
Hermes
Herodotus, a Greek historian from the 5th Century BC, is often called the 'Father of History'.
6.
What famous wall did the Romans build in Britain?
Great Wall of China
Wonderwall
Hadrian's Wall
Wall of Constantinople
Hadrian's Wall, named after Emperor Hadrian, marked the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire in Britain.
7.
Who was the king of the gods in Greek mythology?
Poseidon
Hermes
Apollo
Zeus
In Greek mythology, Zeus is the sky and thunder god who served as king of the gods on Mount Olympus.
8.
What were thermae?
Roman roads
Roman forts
Roman forums
Roman bathhouses
Thermae were large scale public bathhouses in Rome, a central part of daily life.
9.
Which of the following was NOT a city-state in Ancient Greece?
Sparta
Troy
Athens
Corinth
Troy is a famous location from Ancient Greek mythology, but it wasn't a Greek city-state.
10.
Who were Romulus and Remus?
Two famous gladiators
Twin brothers who founded Rome
The richest men in Rome
Roman Emperors
According to lore, Romulus and Remus were twin brothers who founded Rome. Romulus eventually became the city's first king.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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