Ancient History Quiz & Questions

The Ancient World was filled with incredible stories and tales; Heroes, Gods, Emperors and Kings provide us with the perfect inspiration for a quiz. So get ready to share this one with your students and see who knows their myths, legends, tales and history.

Ancient History Quiz
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Ancient History Trivia

Centuries of fascinating history can’t fit into one template, no matter how hard we try! So, we decided to add some additional questions and answers that will make a perfect pop quiz or homework.  

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many Kings did Ancient Sparta have at one time?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

2. Who was the patron God of Troy?

  • Artemis
  • Apollo 
  • Aphrodite

3. What military formation was made famous by Alexander the Great?

  • Testudo
  • Phalanx
  • Phoulkon

4. Who did Theseus kill in the heart of the Labyrinth?

  • The Cretan Bull
  • The Minotaur
  • Polyphemus the Cyclops

5. The Elgin Marbles were taken from which building?

  • The Parthenon 
  • The Temple of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Apollo at Delphi

6. What year was Rome founded?

  • 743 BC
  • 753 BC
  • 763 BC

7. What Roman General defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama?

  • Gaius Lutatius Catulus
  • Gaius Marius 
  • Scipio Africanus

8. Where was Julius Caesar killed?

  • The Theater of Pompey
  • Circus Maximus
  • The Roman Forum

9. Which Emperor built the Colosseum?

  • Nero
  • Tiberius
  • Vespasian

10. Emperor Hadrian was the first emperor to...

  • Have a full beard
  • Be bald
  • Convert to Christianity

Trivia Questions

11. Who was the Greek God of War?

12. How many wars did the Carthaginians fight with the Romans?

13. On what island would you find the Minoans?

14. What Roman General married Cleopatra?

15. Who was the first Christian Roman Emperor?

16. What structure did the Emperor Hadrian build in Northern England?

17. True or False: Homer was blind?

18. What was the currency used in many ancient Greek states?

19. What was the highest political office in the Roman Republic? 

20. People travelled far and wide to visit who at Delphi?

21. What modern country contains ancient Asia Minor?

22. How many of the 7 Ancient Wonders were located in modern day Egypt?

Answers

1. 2

2. Apollo

3. Phalanx

4. The Minotaur

5. The Parthenon

6. 753 BC

7. Scipio Africanus

8. The Theater of Pompey

9. Vespasian

10. Have a full beard

11. Ares

12. 3

13. Crete

14. Marcus Antonius / Mark Anthony

15. Constantine the Great

16. A wall

17. True

18. Drachma

19. Consul

20. The oracle / Pythia

21. Turkey

22. 2 - Pyramids of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria

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