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 29% IVIV67%IIIIIIII1%Both IV and IIIIBoth IV and IIII29%None of the aboveNone of the above1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3923 answers in 4 languages »numbers 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 35% North AfricaNorth Africa35%the Iberian Peninsulathe Iberian Peninsula20%the Alpsthe Alps21%the Balkan Peninsulathe Balkan Peninsula22%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6220 answers in 2 languages »North Africa 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 35% marblemarble17%sandstonesandstone31%granitegranite15%pumicepumice35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1741 answers in 4 languages »Ancient buildings 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 39% 10th century BC10th century BC11%4th century BC4th century BC27%1st century AD1st century AD20%4th century AD4th century AD39%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3095 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 43% ByzantiumByzantium43%ConstantinopleConstantinople44%StambulStambul9%TroyTroy3%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17009 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 47% Gladiatorium MaximusGladiatorium Maximus27% Flavian Amphiteatre Flavian Amphiteatre47%Forum RomanumForum Romanum14%PantheonPantheon9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5639 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 52% rammingramming28%boardingboarding52%using fireshipsusing fireships9%using spearersusing spearers9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13123 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » How is this ancient missile weapon called?Ballista resembles a large crossbow, but it relies on different mechanics. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern crossbow).hard 55% crossbowcrossbow14%catapultcatapult14%ballistaballista55%trebuchettrebuchet15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12218 answers in 2 languages »historic weapons 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% GreekGreek22%RomanianRomanian58%HungarianHungarian9%CroatianCroatian8%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 15088 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 64% CaligulaCaligula15%Augustus CaesarAugustus Caesar8%NeroNero64%PompeyPompey11%Created by: Arsene. Statistics based on 7183 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.