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October 23, 2018 - Welcome Guest!

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Gladiators

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1.

Roman gladiators greeted the organizer of the games (usually the Emperor) with the phrase "Morituri te salutamus!" before the battle began. What does this mean?

We are honored by your presence!
We will conquer!
We who are about to die salute you!
Honor to those who die!
I don't know
2.

When a gladiator went down wounded, he was allowed to appeal for mercy before being killed. How did he do this?

By raising his sword
By raising one finger
By taking off his helmet
By saying the name of the Emperor
I don't know
3.

The decision of whether the gladiator would be killed (after asking for mercy) usually depended on the crowd's wishes. How did the crowd express their desire for a gladiator to be spared?

a) Waving handkerchiefs
b) Pointing their thumbs upward
c) Clapping
d) Both a and b
I don't know
4.

What does the Latin word "arena" mean?

Sand
Honor by death
Entertainment
Place of sin
I don't know
5.

What does the Latin word "gladius", from which gladiator is derived, mean?

Hero
Blood
Shield
Sword
I don't know
6.

If you were a spectator at a gladiator fight, which of the following might you see involved in the battle?

Women
The Emperor
Elephants
Alligators
All of the above
I don't know
7.

What is Spartacus famous for?

Leading a major gladiator revolt
Being the only gladiator to become a free man
Starting the first gladiator school
Killing Emperor Nero
I don't know
8.

While many gladiators were criminals and slaves forced into the occupation, there were those who chose to join up. Which of the following conditions was NOT a part of the oath gladiators had to take?

Accept to be branded.
Accept to be chained.
Accept to pay for the food and drink they received with their blood.
Accept to suffer things even if they did not wish to.
They had to promise ALL of the above in their oath.
I don't know
9.

What was Publius Ostorius, a gladiator at Pompeii, famous for?

Being the only gladiator to become a free man
Surviving 51 fights
Marrying the daughter of Emperor Diocletian
Leading the construction of the world's second biggest coliseum in El Jem, Tunisia
I don't know
10.

There were different types of gladiators, depending on the type of weapons they used or the clothes they wore. If you were an "andabatae" gladiator, what would your gimmick be?

Fighting while wearing a helmet with no eyeholes
Fighting on horseback
Fighting with a lasso
Fighting in a chariot
I don't know
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