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6.3 Roman Achievement

Matching
 
 
Match each person with the correct statement below.
a.
Pliny the Elder
e.
Tacitus
b.
Marcus Aurelius
f.
Cicero
c.
Galen
g.
Ptolemy
d.
Livy
h.
Virgil
 

 1. 

Greek doctor who insisted on experiment to prove a conclusion.
 

 2. 

Roman Emperor who was a thinker, impressed by Stoicism.
 

 3. 

Roman scientist who compiled volumes on geography, zoology, botany.
 

 4. 

Author of the Roman epic poem, the Aeneid
 

 5. 

Astronomer who theorized that the Earth was the center of the universe
 

 6. 

Roman historian who sought to restore traditional values by telling tales of great Roman heroes.
 

 7. 

Philosopher, orator, and politician who attacked ambitious Roman leaders like Caesar.
 

 8. 

Roman historian who wrote bitterly about Augustus and his successors, who, he felt, had destroyed Roman liberty.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
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Figure 6-1
 

 9. 

According to the time line, the Pax Romana began shortly after the beginning of the rule of
a.
Augustus.
c.
Constantine.
b.
Diocletian.
d.
Theodosius.
 

 10. 

According to the time line, about how long after the end of the Pax Romana did Rome fall?
a.
100 years
c.
300 years
b.
200 years
d.
400 years
 

 11. 

Probably the greatest legacy of Rome was its commitment to?
a.
a hatred of power and the use of force.
c.
the rule of law and to justice.
b.
non Grecian architecture
d.
“bread and circuses”
 

 12. 

Which of the following was NOT a principle of Roman law?
a.
Judges should not be able to interpret law; the law must give the verdict, not the judge.
c.
A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
b.
Guilt must be established through evidence.
d.
the accused should be allowed to face his or her accusers and provide a defense.
 

 13. 

In the fields of art and literature, Romans were greatly influenced by the culture of
a.
Carthage.
c.
Gaul.
b.
Greece.
d.
Palestine.
 

 14. 

During the empire, the Roman legal system contributed to
a.
the outbreak of civil war.
c.
the downfall of the emperor.
b.
further conquests.
d.
unity and stability.
 

 15. 

While the Greeks emphasized simple elegance in their constructions, the Romans emphasized
a.
grandeur.  Immense palaces, temples, stadiums..
b.
subtlety. Smaller columns, more hidden buttresses.
c.
innovation.  New Doric styles, new window styles.
d.
religion.  Gods on every building, offering booths to the gods on every corner.
 

 16. 

Greco-Roman Civilization
a.
has never really existed..
b.
was inferior to Persian culture, according to the Romans
c.
was the blending of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman traditions
d.
was developed long before the existence of Rome.
 

 17. 

Which best characterizes Roman art?
a.
surreal, a blurring of reality
c.
sentimental, a longing for a former era
b.
avant garde, a giant step away from Grecian art.
d.
realistic and sometimes idealistic, showing the human form as it is, and as it could be.
 

 18. 

Romans excelled in building practical things, including all of the following EXCEPT which one?
a.
bridges
c.
pyramids
b.
aqueducts to carry water
d.
roads
 

 19. 

Public baths in Rome, besides providing places to bathe, also served as
a.
fortresses for the army
c.
gathering places for gossip and news
b.
gambling outlets
d.
jails
 

 20. 

The two systems of Roman law which eventually united were
a.
Roman law and Greek law
c.
The civil law and the law of nations
b.
Criminal law and civil law
d.
Political law and criminal law
 



 
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