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PostSubject: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:32 pm

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first of my Roman quizzes and congratulations again to ibis to his encyclopaedic knowledge of the matters Roman. Here is another set of questions to set your teeth into and the prize for this round is a 500 sesterces voucher to all the finest baths of Rome. You will be pampered beyond belief in the baths of Caracalla, Diocletian or any other of the 60 public baths of Rome participating in this scheme. There's also the chance of special prizes for unique takes on questions! So without further blabbering, here are the questions!

1.Why were the geese of Rome so revered?

2.Crassus, Caesar, _______

What completes the sequence and why?

3.What, in Latin, does Pulcher mean?

4.I meet you in the baths for a chat, you say you've recently become a publicani. What does your day job entail?

5.Who is reputed to have founded the great House of the Julii?

6.Who were the first civilisation to be conquered by the Romans?

7.From wher did Samnite pottery come?

8.What is this?



9.Cheques existed in Ancient Rome, true or false?

10.Who is this?

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:43 pm

Is there pitchers missing in questions 8 and 10 ?
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:50 pm

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Is there pitchers missing in questions 8 and 10 ?

There are supposed to be pictures there, but something doesn't seem to be working on the site.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:54 pm

If the picture can't be seen, I'll just discount the question from the calculations. You could have a guess and see if you're right, stab in the dark and all that!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:02 pm

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1.Why were the geese of Rome so revered?
No idea - Medical reasons ?

2.Crassus, Caesar, _______

What completes the sequence and why?


Pompeius Magnus - First triumverate.

3.What, in Latin, does Pulcher mean?

Beautiful

4.I meet you in the baths for a chat, you say you've recently become a publicani. What does your day job entail?

Tax collector.

5.Who is reputed to have founded the great House of the Julii?

No idea

6.Who were the first civilisation to be conquered by the Romans?
No idea - Greeks ?7.From wher did Samnite pottery come?

Oh I'll try Sicily

8.What is this?

Razz

9.Cheques existed in Ancient Rome, true or false?

I'll try True

10.Who is this?

Razz



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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:06 pm

Nice! Lots of good answers there. C'mon everybody, have a go!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:39 pm

1. was it that they roused the sentries when rome was under siege by clucking/honking when enemy troops were stealthly climbing up the hill?

8. milltown, d6? think the luas goes over it now!

5. ali g?

10. rory mcgrath
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:10 pm

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1. was it that they roused the sentries when rome was under siege by clucking/honking when enemy troops were stealthly climbing up the hill?

8. milltown, d6? think the luas goes over it now!

5. ali g?

10. rory mcgrath

Laughing Would that that was true! Very good!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:48 pm

Roll up! Roll up! Roman Quiz here, really good prizes! Come on, have a go!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:35 pm

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
1.Why were the geese of Rome so revered?

They saved Rome from an invasion by the Gauls around 300BC - ish.

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2.Crassus, Caesar, _______

What completes the sequence and why?

Pompey the Great? They were leaders in the civil war.

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3.What, in Latin, does Pulcher mean?

Beautiful.

(But I admit I asked my Mum that one)

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4.I meet you in the baths for a chat, you say you've recently become a publicani. What does your day job entail?

Collecting taxes. I am the proverbial Zaccheus.

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5.Who is reputed to have founded the great House of the Julii?

Julus.

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6.Who were the first civilisation to be conquered by the Romans?

The Etruscans?

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7.From wher did Samnite pottery come?

Samnium?

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8.What is this?


The Pont du Gard.

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9.Cheques existed in Ancient Rome, true or false?

True

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10.Who is this?


Hadrian, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:38 pm

An excellent performance there johnfás. You're a favourite to win this round of the competition.

Someone else, have a go! You could win a prize!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:04 pm

Hey I can see the images with IE, not firefox. Sad

So without further ado I proceed to supplying the following answers:

8. Pont du Gard

10. Definitely Hadrian.

But I still lose, right ?

(Edit: I was in no way influenced by johnfás' answers above.)
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:37 am

EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
Hey I can see the images with IE, not firefox. Sad

So without further ado I proceed to supplying the following answers:

8. Pont du Gard

10. Definitely Hadrian.

But I still lose, right ?

Well, it's looking close at the moment.

I hope ibis has another crack at this quiz, I bet he or someone else could get them all right. I'd also like to see Kate P's take on these questions, that'd be great!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:51 am

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1.Why were the geese of Rome so revered?

2.Crassus, Caesar, _______

What completes the sequence and why?

Pompey, that was the first triumvirate.
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3.What, in Latin, does Pulcher mean?

4.I meet you in the baths for a chat, you say you've recently become a publicani. What does your day job entail?

5.Who is reputed to have founded the great House of the Julii?

6.Who were the first civilisation to be conquered by the Romans?

I'd warrant it was the etruscans, but it does depend on how you define civilisation.

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7.From wher did Samnite pottery come?

I imagine from central/southern italy where the samnites lived.

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8.What is this?

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All I can say was it was an aquaduct.

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9.Cheques existed in Ancient Rome, true or false?

True.

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10.Who is this?

Hadrian.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz 2, Brutus?   Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:57 am

Those are some good answers riadach.
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