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1

Where did the Romans defeat Pyrrhus of Epirus in 275 B. C. ?

Malventum

2

Who infamously disrupted the sacred rites of the Bona Dea in 62 B. C. ?

Clodius Pulcher

3

Which emperor of Rome demanded to be called Dominus et Deus?

Domitian

4

Which of these men did NOT rule in the year 238 A. D. ?
A. Decius B. Gordian II C. Maximinus Thrax D. Pupienus

A. Decius

5

The emperor Titus carried on an unpopular affair with which Jewish woman?

Berenice

6

What elderly senator was selected to replace Domitian in 96 A. D. ?

Nerva

7

Where did the emperor Augustus die in 14 A. D. ?

Nola

8

Which general was called Rome's second founder?

Camillus

9

Which of the following generals survived the disaster at Cannae in 216 B. C. ?

Varro

10

Which king established a cult to Diana on the Aventine?

Servius Tullius

11

Where did Caesar defeat Pharnaces II of Pontus in 47 B. C. ?

Zela

12

In what year did Marius and Lutatius Catulus defeat the Cimbri at Vercellae?

101 B. C

13

What emperor's misrule was helped by the use of secret police called frumentarii?

Commodus'

14

To what city in modern day Croatia did Diocletian retire in A. D. 305?

Split

15

Where did Acilius Glabrio win a battle against Antiochus III in 191 B. C. ?

Thermopylae

16

Which emperor completed the wall which was begun by Aurelian?

Probus

17

What Numidian king allied himself with Hannibal against the Romans?

Syphax

18

Which of the following was NOT a child of Agrippa and Julia the Elder?
A. C. Caesar B. Agrippa Postumus C. Julia the Younger D. Agrippina the Younger

D. Agrippina the Younger

19

Who defeated the Samnites at Colline Gate in 82 B. C. ?

Sulla

20

What general died after he fell from his horse in 9 B. C. ?

Drusus

21

What general quelled the revolt of Bar Kochba in Jersusalem in A. D. 135?

Julius Severus

22

Where in Africa was the emperor Septimius Severus born?

Leptis Magna

23

Who was the first Plebeian to hold the office of dictator?

C. Marcius Rutilus

24

At which of the following sites did a P. Decius Mus NOT commit devotio?
A. Heraclea B. Asculum C. Sentinum D. Mt. Vesuvius

A. Heraclea

25

What emperor issued the Constitutio Antoniniana which granted citizenship to all freedmen?

Caracalla

26

In what year was the First Mithridatic War concluded by the Treaty of Dardanus?

85 B. C

27

What Numidian chieftian was defeated by Cornelius Dollabella in A. D. 24?

Tacfarinas

28

Who, the agent of king Pyrrhus of Epirus, called the Roman Senate an "assembly of kings"?

Cineas

29

What general led the invasion of Britain under Claudius in A. D. 43?

A. Plautius

30

What consul of 195 B. C. was sent to Spain to take command against the Celtiberians and Turdetani?

M. Porcius Cato

31

Whose cult, which involved a ritual baptism with the blood of a bull, became popular with Roman soldiers?

Mithras'

32

Which king of Rome established the fetiales and drained the salt marshes at Ostia?

Ancus Marcius

33

Where did Scipio, the future Africanus, earn his final victory in Spain in 206 B. C. ?

Ilipa

34

What wife of Trajan played a critical role in the ascension of Hadrian?

Plotina

35

What Spanish city did Scipio Aemilianus starve into submission in 133 B. C. ?

Numantia

36

What battle of A. D. 324 ultimately decided the war between Constantine and Licinius?

Cibalae

37

What law of 59 B. C. secured Caesar's governorship of both Cisalpine Gaul and Illyricum?

lex Vatinia

38

Which general under Domitian defeated the Caledonians at Mons Graupius?

Agricola

39

Which general who fought for Caesar was defeated and killed in the Bagradas Valley in 49 B. C. ?

Curio

40

Who was the mother of the emperor born as Bassianus?

Julia Soaemias

41

How many times was Julius Caesar elected consul?

five

42

Which member of the Praetorian Guard assassinated Caligula in A. D. 41?

Cassius Chaerea

43

Who revolted against Sulla's restoration government and was defeated at the Milvian Bridge?

Lepidus

44

Whom did the Senate declare joint emperors in A. D. 238?

Pupienus & Balbinus

45

Who convinced the Plebeians to return to the city with his parable of the "belly and the limbs"?

Menenius Agrippa

46

Where was the emperor Augustus born?

Velitrae

47

Who was the victorious admiral at the battle of Mylae in 260 B. C. ?

Duilius

48

Who was Rome's third consul?

Valerius Publicola

49

To what city did Honorius move the capital of the Roman Empire?

Ravenna

50

Which notorious Prefect under Commodus sold 25 consulships in one day?

Cleander

51

Who was killed by her brother at the Capena Gate for weeping over her dead fiancé?

Horatia

52

Who succeeded Valentinian III as emperor in the West in A. D. 455?

Petronius Maximus

53

What chieftain of the Cherusci defeated three Roman legions at Teutoberg Forest in A. D. 9?

Arminius

54

Who was the king of the Dacians during the time of Julius Caesar?

Burebistas

55

What Mauretanian emperor elevated his son Diadumenianus to the rank of Caesar?

Macrinus

56

In what year did Constantius Chlorus, the father of Constantine, die at Eboracum?

306

57

From the years 444-367 B. C. , what office was not held in Rome?

consul

58

Stilicho defeated Alaric in two consecutive battles at Pollentia and

Verona

59

What general sacked Athens in 86 B. C. ?

Sulla

60

What emperor died while fighting the Parthians in A. D. 363?

Julian

61

Against what enemy were the Fabii nearly annihilated at the Cremara rivulet c. 475 B. C. ?

Veii

62

What Roman colony built in 328 B. C. disallowed the Samnites from entering the Liris Valley and cut them off
from the western seaboard?

Fregellae

63

What member of the original tetrarchy was said to have been descended from Claudius Gothicus?

Constantius Chlorus

64

What was the age of Tiberius when he died in 37 A. D. ?

77

65

What famous jurist served as praetorian prefect during the reign of Alexander Severus?

Ulpian

66

What battle of 171 B. C. began the Third Macedonian War with Perseus?

Larissa

67

What Carthaginian leader in the Second Punic War died on a voyage back home from Genua in 205 B. C. ?

Mago Barca

68

Where did the Second Triumvirate meet in 39 B. C. to negotiate with Sextus Pompey?

Misenum

69

Who created an independent imperium Galliarum in A. D. 260?

Postumus

70

What two provinces were assigned to Brutus and Cassius in 44 B. C. ?

Crete & Cyrene

71

What emperor made a bonfire in the Forum of records of some 900 million sesterces’ worth of such debts owed
to the fiscus?

Hadrian

72

A battle fought at Naraggara is more commonly known to us at what?

Zama

73

What city was sacked by Gaiseric and the Vandals in 439 A. D. ?

Carthage

74

What consul of 290 B. C. concluded Rome’s conflict with the Samnites?

Curius Dentatus

75

What emperor required all citizens to carry around libelli, documents which proved their allegiance to the pagan
gods?

Decius

76

In what city was Pyrrhus of Epirus killed in 272 B. C. when someone dropped a tile on his head?

Argos

77

What slave on Sicily called himself King Tryphon?

Salvius

78

Where were the Goths defeated in 269 A. D. by Claudius Gothicus?

Naissus

79

What king of Alba Longa ruled in the time of Tullus Hostilius?

Gaius Cluilius

80

What island was cleared of pirates by Q. Metellus from 68-67 B. C. ?

Crete

81

What praetorian prefect was executed by Commodus on an unfounded charge of treason in 185 B. C. ?

Perennis

82

Tarquinius Superbus secured the aid of Lars Porsenna after what indecisive battle against Rome?

Silva Arsia

83

What emperor built the world’s first university in Constantinople?

Justinian

84

During which emperor’s reign was the Parthian capital Ctesiphon sacked?

Septimius Severus’

85

What battle of 305/304 B. C. concluded the Second Samnite War?

Bovianum

86

What emperor was defeated and killed at Aquilea by one of his own family members?

Constantine I

87

What Carthaginian admiral defeated the Romans at Cape Passaro in 249 B. C. ?

Carthalo

88

What man from Aricia was put to death for speaking out against Tarquinius Superbus?

Turnus Herdonius

89

What emperor formally renounced the title of Pontifex Maximus?

Gratian

90

Which of the following emperors was the half-brother of his predecessor?

Florianus

91

What Gallic tribe did NOT fight with the Romans during Caesar’s campaign?
A. Morini B. Remi C. Menapii D. Ambiani

B. Remi

92

In what year was the denarius first introduced into Roman currency?

212 B. C

93

What governor of Britain reconstructed Hadrian’s Wall from 205 to 207 A. D. ?

Lucius Senecio

94

Who became proconsul of Cilicia in 96 B. C. ?

Sulla

95

What tribune increased the power of the Tribal Assembly in religious matters after a Vestal Virgin was struck by
lightning in 114 B. C. ?

Sex. Peducaeus

96

What king of Armenia was deposed by Trajan in 114 A. D. ?

Parthamasiris

97

What general of Marc Antony recaptured Jerusalem from the Parthians in 37 B. C. ?

Gaius Sosius

98

In what city did Maximinus Daia meet his death having been defeated several times by his eastern rival Licinius?

Tarsus

99

What former governor of Egypt became the first ever praefectus annonae?

C. Turranius

100

Which of the following is the correct sequence of emperors who ruled in the West from 461 to 474 A. D. ?

Severus III, Anthemius, Olybrius, Glycerius