• 1. 
    What two major crops were grown in the rich soil near the city of Pompeii?

  • Oranges and peaches
  • Grapes and olive trees
  • Squash and beans
  • Corn and wheat
  • 2. 
    What natural disaster were the people of Pompeii accustomed to experiencing?

  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquakes
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • 3. 
    What empire did the city of Pompeii belong to when it was destroyed?

  • Roman
  • Greek
  • Mongol
  • Ottoman
  • 4. 
    Why was the city of Pompeii popular among Romans?

  • All of the above
  • The taxes were low because it was not part of Rome
  • People went there in the winter for the snow skiing
  • It was a popular summer vacation destination
  • 5. 
    What happened that destroyed the city of Pompeii?

  • They lost a battle to the Goths and the city was burnt to the ground
  • Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the city in ash and debris
  • The city was abandoned when the soil went bad
  • The economy tanked and people left, soon the buildings and walls were destroyed by the barbarians
  • 6. 
    In what way was Pompeii like many other major Roman cities?

  • All of the above
  • It had a forum where politics and business were carried out
  • It had temples to Roman gods such as Apollo
  • There were public baths
  • 7. 
    What year did Mount Vesuvius erupt?

  • 79 AD
  • 231 BC
  • 3 AD
  • 52 BC
  • 8. 
    Around how many people died in the eruption?

  • 16,000
  • 200
  • 1,300
  • 4,000
  • 9. 
    True or False: The people of Pompeii knew that the mountain was going to erupt any day. They were very prepared.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What did archeologists find when they dug up the city of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years later?

  • That only a few buildings survived the blast
  • That everything was completely destroyed
  • That Pompeii never really existed and was only a myth
  • That the city was well preserved under the ash and debris
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