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Roman Emperors

written by: DieZel
 
The greatest ancient empire of all, the Roman Empire, had many powerful rulers. This quiz focuses on some of them.

Question 1:


Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, better known as Caesar Augustus, was the first Roman Emperor (this is true). Although he is known as one of the greatest Roman Emperors, he had some problems with his citizens, as he didn't believe in the Roman Gods.
True
False

Question 2:


Evidence of the longevity of Augustus' legacy can be found even today. For example, the month of August is named after him. What was the Roman name for this month before it was renamed?
Quintilis
Aprilis
Martius
Sextilis

Question 3:


Tiberius Caesar Augustus is remembered as a depressed and unpopular ruler, whose reign was marked by terror. Tiberius was into a exile twice - once on the island of Rhodes and the second time on this island.
Capri
Trinidad
Rhodes again
Sicily

Question 4:


One of the most extravagant and cruel emperors of Rome was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, better known as Caligula. Although there is very little information about his reign, many stories and anecdotes can be heard about Caligula. According to one of them, he tried to make his favourite animal Incitatus, a consul. What kind of animal was Incitatus?
cat
horse
falcon
dog

Question 5:


Another story tells us about Caligula, declaring war on this Roman god.
Zeus
Mars
Apolon
Neptune

Question 6:


The rule of Caligula ended in 41 AD with his assassination. Several officers of the Praetorian Guard caught him alone and mercilessly killed him. This man became the next Roman Emperor.
Claudius II
Claudius I
Vespasian
M. Antonius Primus

Question 7:


The fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty was Nero. He was hated by many and he tried to redirect the hatred of the people by persecuting this Eastern sect.
Buddhists
Muslims
Christians
Hinduists

Question 8:


One of the most famous buildings of the ancient Rome is the Colosseum. It was built by this Emperor and his son, Titus, between AD 72 and AD 90.
Vespasian
Marcus Aurelius
Trajan
Commodus

Question 9:


Commodus had a passion for gladiatorial combat (this is true). He also liked appearing in the arena, dressed as a gladiator.
True
False

Question 10:


In 313 AD the Edict of Milan was signed, which made Christianity one of the official religions in the Roman Empire. Years later, Christianity became the official state religion in Rome, under the rule of this emperor.
Valentinian III
Constantine I
Theodosius I
Licinius

 


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