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The Roman Republic Quiz

A quiz on basic knowledge of the Roman Republic 20 Questions.

 
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1

Which year was the Roman Republic supposedly founded?

  • 20 AD
  • 509 BC
  • 642 BC

2

According to legend who was the last king of Rome?

  • Tarquin the Proud
  • Julius Caesar
  • Servius Tullius

3

Who sacked Rome in the early 4th Century BC?

  • The Samnites
  • The Gauls
  • The Spartans

4

How many Samnite Wars were there?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

5

What is the name of the famous defeat the Samnites inflicted upon Rome?

  • The battle of Caudine Forks
  • The battle of Cannae
  • The battle of Samnium

6

What are the series of Wars with Carthage known as?

  • The Carthaginian Wars
  • Ancient World Wars
  • The Punic Wars

7

Which Carthaginian general invaded Italy at the beginning of the Second Punic War?

  • Hamilcar
  • Hanno
  • Hannibal

8

Hannibal inflicted Rome's biggest defeat and one of the biggest defeats in history in which battle?

  • The battle of Trebia
  • The battle of Cannae
  • The siege of Saguntum

9

Who was named dictator during the Second Punic War?

  • Marcellus
  • Sulla
  • Fabius Maximus

10

Which Roman general eventually defeated Hannibal and won the Second Punic War for Rome?

  • Scipio Africanus
  • Fabius Maximus
  • Regulus

11

Following the Second Punic War, which of the following did Rome not go to war with?

  • India
  • Syria
  • Macedon

12

Which two cities did Rome sack in 146 BC?

  • Athens and Sparta
  • Syracuse and Carthage
  • Carthage and Corinth

13

Which Roman general sacked Carthage?

  • Scipio Aemilianus
  • Scipio Africanus
  • Cato the Elder

14

Who were the two Gracchi brothers?

  • Gaius and Marcus
  • Gaius and Tiberius
  • Marcus and Julius

15

Which of these was effectively an Italian Civil War?

  • The 3rd Punic War
  • The Gallic War
  • The Social War

16

Who were the two Roman generals that went to war after the Social War?

  • Pompey and Caesar
  • Marius and Sulla
  • Octavian and Marc Anthony

17

Which year was Cicero consul and the Catiline Conspiracy take place?

  • 12 BC
  • 67 BC
  • 63 BC

18

Who famously marched on Rome in 49 BC?

  • Pompey
  • Sulla
  • Caesar

19

Which river did Caesar famously crossed which announced his attentions?

  • The Rhone
  • The Tiber
  • The Rubicon

20

Who would go to war with Marc Anthony and found the Principate following Caesar's death?

  • Octavian Caesar
  • Cicero
  • Pompey

 

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