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History Books Review Roman History Quiz
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Hello, and welcome to my history quiz. It is a bit experimental at the moment so bear with me while I fine tune it.
For now it is literally a Roman Empire quiz, covering the period from the reign of Augustus through to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus. If it proves popular I might extend it a bit. It will certainly be developing over the next couple of months so come back and give it another try.
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Question 1 of 8
Which Goth sacked Rome in 410?Correct
Those were the days when being a Goth meant respect.Incorrect
Question 2 of 8
Which title was the one formally used by Augustus and which was granted to him by the Senate?Correct
Well done, you are a prince amongst quizzers.Incorrect
Sorry, the correct answer was princeps. This is the origin of the modern word prince and why the early empire is often referred to as the principate.
Question 3 of 8
Which emperor’s only notable achievement in a short reign was to appoint Trajan as his successor?Correct
You know your Good Emperors!Incorrect
Well he is pretty obscure. The correct answer was Nerva.
Question 4 of 8
Hadrian is well known for having built a wall in Britain, but he also consecrated a temple to a goddess at York. Which goddess?Correct
Well done, especially if you aren’t British.Incorrect
The correct answer was actually Britannia. Don’t worry too much, most people assume the Victorians made her up too.
Question 5 of 8
Who was the last pagan Roman emperor?Correct
Who could forget Julian?Incorrect
A great man, sadly forgotten by many. Including you apparently.
Question 6 of 8
Which 3rd century queen of Palmyra took over nearly a third of the empire, including Egypt, and nearly created a new eastern empire to rival Rome?Correct
One of the great might have beens of history.Incorrect
She might have been as famous as Augustus. As it is, she is almost completely forgotten.
Question 7 of 8
Who was the only Roman general who beat Attila the Hun in battle?Correct
You know your Roman generals.Incorrect
Bad luck. It is a shame Aetius isn’t better remembered, but as he had his head cut off by the emperor shortly after his victory it perhaps isn’t too surprising we have forgotten about him.
Question 8 of 8
Which third century emperor built walls around Rome that still exist today?Correct
Yes, the great Aurelian.Incorrect
Build a wall in Scotland, everyone remembers you. Build one in Rome? Not so much it seems. Unlucky for Aurelian.
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