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Unformatted text preview: Spectacle and Entertainment in Ancient Rome Quiz #5 November 17, 2009 1. The Roman term for spectacles with bloodshed was A. ovatio B. munera C. ludi D. triumvir E. novi homines B 2. Why did charioteers carry short knives at their waists? A. They used them to stab the horses if the whip wasn’t enough to make them run fast B. They threw them at rival charioteers C. They used them to cut the reins that were wrapped around their bodies if their chariot crashed, so that they would not be dragged behind the horses D. They used them to pry their chariot wheels loose from another chariot’s wheels, if they got locked together E. All of the above C 3. Which of the following was NOT a chariot racing stable in ancient Rome? A. the Reds B. the Whites C. the Golds D. the Greens E. the Blues C 4. The Colosseum was built by A. Julius Caesar B. Augustus C. the Flavian dynasty D. Nero E. Caligula C 5. What was a significant difference in the way seating was arranged at the Circus Maximus vs. 5....
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- Spring '08
- Ancient Rome, Chariot racing, Circus Maximus, Circus Maximus B. Seating