Think you know the city of Rome? Quiz

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Scott Nordlund

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From Ancient times to modern times, let's see how well you know Rome.

Rome is located in what country?

Rome is the capital city of Italy

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What country is located within the Roman city limits?

Vatican City is located within Rome

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What is Rome known as?

Rome is known as the Eternal City.

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Rome was the largest city in Europe until what city overtook it in the 19th century?

London surpassed Rome in population in the early 19th century

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You find SPQR on many Roman buildings, what does it mean in English?

The Senate and people of Rome was stamped on all public buildings

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What animal was recognized to look after ones family in Roman culture, and was carved in many homes?

The snake was deemed to give a family good luck and long health

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Roughly how many people died during the active years of the Colosseum?

It is estimated to be around 500,000 lives lost in this amazing building

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Rome was the first city to use what substance?

The Romans were the first to use concrete with skill

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Rome was famous as it was the first city to use what design element?

Roman workers were the first to use the arch extensively in the old world

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How long did it take to build the Colosseum

It took Rome 12 years to complete the 70000 seat stadium.

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When was Rome founded?

Romulus founded Rome in 753 BC

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How many people currently reside in Rome proper

Rome is home to 2.7 million people

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Rome is home to what famous fountain?

Trevi Fountain is the infamous fountain that is located in Rome

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Rome became the capital of Italy in 1870, taking over from what city?

Florence was the capital of the unified state of Italy before 1870

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Rome built the world's first _______ in 110 AD

The first shopping mall was completed by the Romans.

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Rome is home to what famous soccer team?

AC Roma calls Rome home

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At its peak, how big was the Roman empire?

The Roman empire stretched 2.5 million miles as of 117 AD

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When was the last fight in the Colosseum

The last fight in this storied arena was in 435

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What is the dominant religion of Rome?

98% of the Roman population is Catholic

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What happened in 50 BC?

Rome was the first city to hit one million citizens in 50 BC

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What is Rome's mascot?

The shewolf is the symbol of Rome.

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The Museum of ______ is in Rome?

The museum of pasta is located in Rome

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Rome is home to how many wonders of the world?

The Colosseum is the only wonder of the world

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How many fountains are in Rome?

There are 280 fountains located in Rome

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Rome's police have what supercar at their disposal?

The police force of Rome has an ability to call in lambo's in case of

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Who is the head of state in Italy?

Italy has a President who is elected, and a Prime Minister who is a figure head and is appointed

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Who was the original architect and designer of St. Peters Basilica?

Bramante was the original designer of the storied cathedral

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What does "Pantheon" mean?

The Pantheon means All Gods

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On which river is Rome?

Rome sits on the Tiber River

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Which airport would you expect to land at?

You will land at the Da Vinci Airport when coming into Rome

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The Temple of Venus and Rome was designed by which Roman Emperor?

Hadrian built both temples

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The Campo dei Fiori is what sort of place?

The Campo dei Fiori is a famous open air market here in Rome

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The Colosseum is a major landmark and perhaps the most iconic image of Rome. What was it originally called?

The Flavian Amphitheater was what the stadium was originally called

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Which actress became a star with the film 'Roman Holiday' (released in 1953)?

Audrey Hepburn starred in this classic film based in Rome

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Which animal is protected by law in Rome, so that they can be seen living happily among the ancient ruins?

Cats are able to roam free around Rome.

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