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WHAT DO WE KNOW
ABOUT THE ROMANS?
HOW RELEVANT ARE THEY
TODAY?
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Over half the words we speak are
based on those Greeks and Romans
used. Archae is Greek for old.
Who studies old things?
ARCHAELOGISTS
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The Greeks wrote the first
kind of funny play. What
Greek word do we use for
such plays?
COMEDY
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What chocolate bar is named after
the Roman god of war?
MARS
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Which country has a ‘senate’
(based on the Roman model
of wise old citizens who
helped the consuls) which
advises the President?
USA
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What sports tournament is based
on a tournament from the Ancient
Greeks which began in 776BC?
OLYMPICS
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What Greek word is used to name a
large group of musicians?
ORCHESTRA
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What winter month is
named after a Roman god?
JUNE (JUNO)
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Which god still appears today on
Valentines Day cards?
CUPID
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Which Autumn month
is named after a Roman
god?
MARCH (MARS)
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Which of the planets is not named
after a Greek or Roman god?
EARTH
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What long distance run is named
after a Greek town?
MARATHON
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What form of government which we
have in New Zealand is based on the
political system of 5th CBC Athens?
DEMOCRACY
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The stories of Ancient Greece and
Rome are so popular that a feature
film is made about the ancient world
every few years. Name 3 block
buster films of this kind.
TROY; 300;
GLADIATOR;
ALEXANDER;
CLASH OF THE
TITANS;
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Before it was translated into
English, what language was our
school motto in?
LATIN