10 most difficult ancient Rome riddles A list of ancient Rome related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz Which of the following Roman numerals stands for 4?Both IV and IIII. Both notations are correct and historically Roman numerals were often written less consistently than today. The notation 'IIII' is often seen on clock faces. The reason for that may be practical, to avoid confusing the IV and VI when the clock is held upside down (although other theories also exist).very hard 25% IVIV72%IIIIIIII1%Both IV and IIIIBoth IV and IIII25%None of the aboveNone of the above1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5390 answers in 4 languages »numbers riddles » What kind of stone was used for the construction of the Panthenon's dome in Rome?Pumice. The porous light stone was used in the concrete of the dome to reduce its weight. Scientists estimated that, if normal weight concrete had been used throughout, the stresses in the arch would have been some 80% greater. The same technique was for the ceilings of the Colosseum.very hard 31% marblemarble21%sandstonesandstone29%granitegranite16%pumicepumice31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2799 answers in 4 languages »Ancient buildings riddles » The Vandals were the East Germanic tribe who sacked the city of Rome in 455. Where did the Vandal army come from to attack Rome?North Africa. Vandals founded their kingdom in North Africa after years of journey through Pannonia, Gaul and Hispania. Geiseric, king of the Vandals, led his powerful fleet to sack Rome.very hard 33% North AfricaNorth Africa33%the Iberian Peninsulathe Iberian Peninsula20%the Alpsthe Alps23%the Balkan Peninsulathe Balkan Peninsula23%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8554 answers in 2 languages »North Africa riddles » Until when were the ancient Olympic Games held?4th century AD. The olympic games were disbanded as "pagan rituals" shortly after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius the Great dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome and banned the Olympics in Ancient Greece. very hard 38% 10th century BC10th century BC13%4th century BC4th century BC26%1st century AD1st century AD20%4th century AD4th century AD38%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4890 answers in 2 languages »history of sport riddles » What was the first name of Istanbul?Byzantium. In 660 BC, the city was founded as the colony of Megara and named to honour its king Byzas. In 324 AD, Constantine the Great made it an eastern capital of Roman Empire. The city was then renamed Nea Roma; however, most simply called it Constantinople.hard 42% ByzantiumByzantium42%ConstantinopleConstantinople45%StambulStambul9%TroyTroy3%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 20101 answers in 4 languages »history of Turkey riddles » How is the Colosseum in Rome also known as? Flavian Amphiteatre. The Collosseum was built by the three emperors known as the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian). During the Ancient times, it was known in Latin as Amphitheatrum Flavium. The name "Colosseum" had been coined to refer to the amphitheatre around year 1000 AD.hard 44% Gladiatorium MaximusGladiatorium Maximus30% Flavian Amphiteatre Flavian Amphiteatre44%Forum RomanumForum Romanum15%PantheonPantheon9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8507 answers in 2 languages »Rome riddles » What was the typical attack method of Roman Navy?Boarding. Since the Romans were primarily a land-based army, they lost several sea battles due to lack of naval skills. The corvus, a boarding ramp with two steel spikes, was the Roman answer to this problem. It secured Roman naval dominance in the Mediterranean Sea for several centuries.hard 49% rammingramming31%boardingboarding49%using fireshipsusing fireships9%using spearersusing spearers9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16894 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » Which language is a romance language (which descended from vulgar Latin)? Romanian. The Roman Empire withdrew from Dacia in AD 271-5, leaving it to the Goths. The history of the language between the 3rd century and the 10th century, when the area came under the influence of the Byzantine Empire, is unknown. hard 58% GreekGreek23%RomanianRomanian58%HungarianHungarian9%CroatianCroatian8%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 17523 answers in 2 languages »Romania riddles » Which Roman Emperor committed suicide?Nero committed suicide after facing a false report of being denounced as a public enemy by the senate, who was to be executed. Losing his nerve, he first begged for one of his companions to set an example by first killing himself. Eventually, he forced his private secretary, Epaphroditos, to perform the task.average 61% CaligulaCaligula17%Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar8%NeroNero61%PompeyPompey12%Created by: Arsene. Statistics based on 10963 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » What was the maximum capacity of the Colosseum in Rome?50,000 - 80,000 spectators. The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000. It was similar in capacity to the largest of modern football stadiums.average 62% 2,000 - 5,000 spectators2,000 - 5,000 spectators3%5,000 - 10,000 spectators5,000 - 10,000 spectators12%10,000 - 20,000 spectators10,000 - 20,000 spectators22%50,000 - 80,000 spectators50,000 - 80,000 spectators62%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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