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5 Matching questions

  1. Etruscans
  2. Alps
  3. alias
  4. fasces
  5. Chimera
  1. a the bundled twigs around an ax which was the symbol of military control held by a dictator. fascists derive their name from this item.
  2. b tall mountain chain spanning France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
  3. c a fire breathing monster which was a lioness with serpent for a tail and with a goat in the mid section.
  4. d the people who inhabited central Italy before and during the early history of Rome.
  5. e a false name used to conceal identity. From the Latin that means another/other.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. nourishing mother; an institution of learning
  2. a region in Rome along the Tiber river, home of the Pantheon and Theater of Pompey. North of the Capitoline Hill, this low-lying area was used as a training ground for soldiers.
  3. the mountain range running north to south that forms a spine in the center of the Italian peninsula.
  4. the sea separating Italy from Greece
  5. love conquers all; phrase from Vergil's poem Eclogue 10.

5 True/False questions

  1. amphitheatera large, public open-air arena where entertainment events were held, such as gladiatorial combat.


  2. AesopGreek writer of fables that explain the benefit or harm of certain character traits in a variety of situations.


  3. alumna/alumnaenourished girl/girls; female graduates of an institution.


  4. Aeneas/AeneidVergil composed this epic in Latin about the difficulty the main character had in the fall of Troy and then his travels and battles to found Rome. He was the son of Venus and Anchises, son-in-law of King Priam, husband of Creusa then Lavinia in Italy. Father of Ascanius/Iulus. brought Trojan tradition to blend with central Italians


  5. etymologythe study of the origin of language, the words themselves, and the change in definition of words.


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