10 most difficult ancient Rome riddles A list of ten (out of 28) ancient Rome related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Ancient Rome quiz What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire after the AD 395 final division?Milan. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum. It was from Milan that the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, granting tolerance to all religions within the Empire, thus paving the way for Christianity to become the dominant religion of the Empire. After the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna.very hard 21% ConstantinopleConstantinople31%MilanMilan21%RomeRome40%TurinTurin7%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 956 answers in 3 languages »history of Italy riddles » What is the origin of the name of the Tyrrhenian Sea?Name of Etruscans. The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy. It is named for the Tyrrhenian people, identified since the 6th century BCE with the Etruscans of Italy. very hard 23% phrase "Terra Incognita"phrase "Terra Incognita"11%name of Etruscansname of Etruscans23%phrase "Terra Romano"phrase "Terra Romano"25%The cities of TyrThe cities of Tyr39%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 4574 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean Sea riddles » 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 26% IVIV71%IIIIIIII1%Both IV and IIIIBoth IV and IIII26%None of the aboveNone of the above1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6363 answers in 4 languages »numbers riddles » Which Roman tradition did Septimius Severus break?There was a legion in Rome during his reign. Legio prima Parthica ("1st Parthian Legion") was founded in AD 197 by the Severus for his forthcoming war against Parthia. The legion's presence in the Middle East is recorded until the early 5th century.very hard 26% he got married to Vestal Virginhe got married to Vestal Virgin28%there was a legion in Rome during his reignthere was a legion in Rome during his reign26%he disassembled Senatehe disassembled Senate18%he didn't broke any traditionhe didn't broke any tradition26%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 550 answers in 3 languages »history riddles » Under whose leadership did the Germans defeat the Romans in 9 AD in the Teutoburg Forest?Cherusk. Arminius was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who famously led an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. An auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus, Arminius used his knowledge of Roman tactics to ambush and destroy the legions.very hard 27% GothsGoths44%MarcomanMarcoman20%CheruskCherusk27%HerulsHeruls8%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 700 answers in 2 languages »history of Germany riddles » When did Julius Caesar use the words "Veni, vidi, vici"?After a quick victory over the King of Pontus. In 47 p.n.e. King of Pontus Pharnaces II challenged Rome. Caesar led the flashy five-day campaign ended with a decisive victory at Zela. In a letter to the Senate he summed it up "I came; I saw; I conquered".very hard 30% After a quick victory over the King of PontusAfter a quick victory over the King of Pontus30%After crossing Rubicon riverAfter crossing Rubicon river24%After entering to EgyptAfter entering to Egypt10%After winning GaulAfter winning Gaul34%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 5199 answers in 4 languages »quotes riddles » Cisalpine Gaul is a part of today's...Italy. Cisalpine Gaul (Gallia Cisalpina) was the part of Italy inhabited by Celts (Gauls) during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It was considered part of Gaul, until it was conquered by the Roman Republic in the 220s BC. very hard 32% FranceFrance48%BelgiumBelgium12%GermanyGermany7%ItalyItaly32%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2796 answers in 3 languages »history of Europe 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 33% marblemarble21%sandstonesandstone29%granitegranite16%pumicepumice33%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3634 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 35% North AfricaNorth Africa35%the Iberian Peninsulathe Iberian Peninsula19%the Alpsthe Alps23%the Balkan Peninsulathe Balkan Peninsula22%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10671 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » What area was called the "Magna Graecia" in antiquity?Southern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily. Magna Graecia ("Great Greece") was the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of Southern Italy in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers.very hard 36% Peloponnese with Sparta and MycenaePeloponnese with Sparta and Mycenae35%Boeotia with Athens and ThebesBoeotia with Athens and Thebes17%Thessaly with Larissa and OlymposThessaly with Larissa and Olympos10%Southern Apennine Peninsula with SicilySouthern Apennine Peninsula with Sicily36%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 3862 answers in 4 languages »antiquity riddles » Play ancient Rome quiz and see all the questions.