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What Do We Already Know about Gladiators?

Quiz by Tania Rollins

Grade 7
Social Studies
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 7
Social Studies
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

7.C.1.1

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11 questions
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  • Q1
    Which of these is true of gladiators?
    They were captured soldiers only.
    They were criminals, slaves, captured soldiers, and a few paid volunteers.
    They were all slaves to prominent leaders in Rome.
    They volunteered to fight in the arenas to gain fame!
    120s
    7.C.1.1
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  • Q2
    Which of these Roman Leaders was a gladiator that led other slaves to rebellion over the Roman government and leaders?
    Mark Antony
    Spartacus
    Constantine
    Caesar
    60s
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  • Q3
    Which of these did gladiators fight in?
    arenas or amphitheaters
    Pantheon
    temples
    market places
    60s
    7.C.1.1
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  • Q4
    Which of these is the most famous arena for the gladiator games?
    Pantheon
    Coliseum or Colosseum
    Parthenon
    60s
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  • Q5
    Which of these Roman Cities was famous for training gladiators?
    Pompeii
    Capua
    Carthage
    Eternal City
    60s
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  • Q6
    Which of these applies to the way the gladiators lived?
    lived and slept in tiny huts, were fed well, but mistreated and training was brutal
    lived and slept in huts, were fed well and cared for, but trained tough
    lived and slept in cells, were mistreated, and rarely fed
    lived and slept in cells, were fed well and cared for, but trained hard
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  • Q7
    Which of these gladiators is known for light armor, moving fast, a small circular sword, and a helmet with wide brim, visor, and crest of griffin?
    Secutor
    Retiarus
    Thracian
    Murmillo
    120s
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  • Q8
    Which of the gladiators was known as the "fish man", wore heavy armor and a bronze helmet with a high crest that looked like a fish, and fought with a gladius and a large rectangular curved shield?
    Secutor
    Equites
    Murmillo
    Essedarius
    120s
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  • Q9
    Which of these gladiators was known for using a weighted net to trap an opponent and his only other weapon, a trident or dagger, no helmet, shield, etc?
    Eques
    Samnite
    Secutor
    Retiarius
    120s
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  • Q10
    Which of these gladiators is known for riding in chariots and sometimes foot fighters that used a heavy spear with an iron point?
    Secutor
    Eques
    Essedarius
    Samnite
    120s
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  • Q11
    Which of these was the name of the person who trained gladiators?
    lanista
    rudis
    sica
    gladius
    60s
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