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Ancient Rome Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. chariot A large, often outdoor theater which was used for public events such as plays, sports, or speeches
2. coliseum (colosseum) A large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof, usually containing the altar
3. hierarchy A movement or series of movements to accomplish a task or a large scale tactical exercise carried out as a simulation
4. anarchy To erode the foundation or base of something or to dig beneath an object
5. undermine To offend the values or modesty of someone
6. cult A relatively small group of people that have religious beliefs or practices that are regarded as strange or dark
7. apse A system of organization in which people or groups are ranked with one being above the other according to station, status, or authority
8. tyranny A state of disorder due to lack of government or authority
9. barbarian A member of a community other than one of the great civilizations, the great civilizations were Greek, Roman, or Christian
10. gladiator Someone who is skilled in planning actions, especially military actions for war
11. strategist A man trained to fight against other men of wild animals in an arena as a spectator sport, this was a practice in ancient Rome
12. flax Cruel and oppressive government rule
13. affront An open cart with two wheels, pulled by a horse, with someone standing in the cart
14. maneuver A blue flowered plant that can be cultivated for its seeds (linseed) or for use in textile fibers

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