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101 Ancient and Medieval Trivia Questions To See If You’re Worthy To Rule Your Empire

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September 7, 2022

What exactly is a “garderobe” and where did it get its name? Rome wasn’t built in a day—so how long did it take? Can you name just five of the top 20 ancient Chinese inventions? What made global seafaring navigation possible? Which came first—wooly mammoths or the Great Pyramids at Giza? When did the first influenza outbreak occur and where? How often did people in the ancient world bathe? If you jumped at the chance to answer any of these, this quiz is the right one for you.

Do you enjoy dressing up for Renaissance fairs (slightly misnamed as they usually feature medieval European life)? Are the Greek philosophers your heroes? Maybe you’re a historian, a teacher of Latin or Greek, or maybe you’re just fascinated by the structure of ancient and medieval societies. If you want to test out your knowledge of some of the most colorful and scandalous societies in history, try our set of trivia questions and answers to see how you measure up. How much do you know about days gone by? Let’s find out!

If you consider yourself an aficionado of all things ancient and archaic, you’ll have no problem defeating our history trivia quiz. Why not continue your epic conquests with other historical topics, like Greek mythology, politics, and war? Or try your hand at our collection of the best trivia questions and answers.

1. What was the ancient Egyptian god Re responsible for?

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2. Scarab beetles are most closely associated with which ancient civilization?

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3. In the Middle Ages, which Italian city did The Medici's rule?

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4. In which constituent country of the United Kingdom can Stonehenge be found?

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5. What was the main aim behind the king stopping the war against the indigenous population?

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6. Hannibal ruled in which ancient civilization?

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1. The western world's modern-day calendar is derived from which ancient civilization?

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2. Paris of Troy famously stole away which woman during the Trojan War?

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3. What was the name of the slave who famously led the revolt against the Roman government in 72BC?

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4. Which game was banned for a period in the Middle Ages, fearing it might reduce time spent on archery?

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5. Darius I ruled in which ancient empire?

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6. The ancient Greeks battled which other nation during the battle of Thermopylae?

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1. Venus of Urbino is a famous work by which artist?

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2. Which ancient civilization was Alaric king of?

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3. Which language did Cleopatra speak?

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4. Which hero defeats the Minotaur in ancient Greek mythology?

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5. Which civilization is associated with the implementation of aqueducts and roads?

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6. Jupiter was the king of the gods in which ancient civilization's religion?

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1. Which of these is the name of the coin used in the Ancient Roman Empire?

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2. Which Emperor had his horse elected a consul of Rome?

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3. The Incas regarded which of these plants as being sacred or magical?

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4. The Mayan codices are what?

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5. In which century did the 'Middle Ages' begin?

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6. Which ancient empire included the cites Sparta, Athens and Crete?

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1. The Olympic Games were first enacted by which ancient civilization?

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2. When Caligula was murdered, which of his relatives took his place as Roman Emperor?

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3. Now meaning 'wild', what was the name of the people who destroyed the western Roman Empire some 1600 years ago?

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4. Isca Dumnoniorum was the Roman name for which UK city?

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5. Pigments were invented in which modern-day country?

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6. The Roman emperor, Nero, famously killed which of his family members?

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1. What is the name of the Spartan king who led the Greeks in the 'Battle of Thermopylae'?

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2. In the process of knighthood, what age did a squire become a full knight?

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3. In the Middle Ages, what was a vassal?

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4. What name was given to the tunics worn by people in Ancient Rome?

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5. Who was the 3rd wife of Claudius renowned for her promiscuity?

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6. The ancient Greeks are considered the first to practice which of these?

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1. Which leader commissioned the Domesday Book?

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2. Juggling was frowned upon in the Middle Ages, what were proponents of this art disdainfully called?

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3. What is the Roman numeral for 3?

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4. Charlemagne was crowned on what day in 800 A.D.?

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5. Which of these Greeks is famous for his theorem on right-handed triangles?

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6. In ancient Rome, what was Spartacus famous for?

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1. Which ancient civilization invented banknotes?

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2. Roman emperors characteristically wore crowns made of what?

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3. The Roman goddess of luck went by which name?

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4. Claudius was succeeded by who as Roman emperor?

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5. In ancient Greece, Hades was the fearsome god of what?

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6. How many tasks did the Greek hero Heracles have to complete for King Eurystheus?

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1. Who 'fiddled' while Rome burned?

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2. The Greek mythological creature known as the Minotaur, had the head of a what?

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3. Who was the first ever Holy Roman Emperor?

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4. In which Italian city was Renaissance artist Raphael born?

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5. Which country's name, issued by Christopher Columbus, literally means 'Depth'?

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6. In which modern-day country was the Cycladic civilization located?

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1. Which of these countries is home to many fine Roman ruins?

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2. Hieroglyphs were used by which of these civilizations?

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3. What is the name of Mother Earth in Greek Mythology?

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4. Which of these ancient women was known in Roman times as a skilled orator?

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5. Approximately how many soldiers made up a Roman legion?

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6. In which modern-day country were arrowheads first made?

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1. What did ancient Romans use in lieu of toilet paper?

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2. The Shyris Civilisation thrived in which country?

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3. Which Roman road ran from the Cotswold town of Bourton-on-the-Water?

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4. Which of these is a famous landmark and ancient Greek temple?

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5. What is the name of the temple dedicated to the goddess Athena?

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6. How was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus destroyed?

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1. The crane was invented by which ancient civilization?

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2. What is the name of the small room considered to be the place where the Inca Empire came to an end?

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3. Which disease is widely regarded to have claimed the lives of the majority of the Inca population?

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4. Which new group of art patrons emerged during the Renaissance?

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5. When did slaves from Africa arrive in Brazil?

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6. Catherine de Medici became Queen of which country during the Renaissance?

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1. The Medici family were famously the patron of which artist?

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2. How was Ireland known by the ancient Romans?

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3. Which social system are the ancient Greeks often credited with inventing?

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4. The famous theater in ancient Rome, Circus Maximus, had a capacity for how many people?

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5. How many heads did the Greek mythological creature Cerberus have?

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6. Which of these was NOT the name of an Emperor of ancient Rome?

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1. In what years did the Black Death affect Europe?

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2. Which of these women did Commodus order the execution of?

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3. Which civilization was Dido the founder and first queen of?

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4. Which English city was called Aquae Sulis by the Romans?

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5. During which age was Stonehenge built?

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6. According to legend, which pair of twins founded Rome in around 750BC?

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1. What was the proper name for the Achaemenid Empire?

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2. The Golden Age of Athens started after the formation of which league?

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3. The story takes place in which of Middle-earth's ages?

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4. Which Roman Emperor resided in the Villa Jovis on the Isle of Capri?

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5. Which of these was a celebrated Greek warrior and later King of Macedon?

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6. Erasmus was from which country?

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1. What word was used in the Middle Ages to describe the attempt to change ordinary metal into gold?

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2. What is the name of the film which is based on the 'Battle of Thermopylae'?

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3. Which ancient civilization did Hannibal rule?

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4. Dido was the founder and first queen of which civilization?

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5. In lieu of toilet paper, what did the ancient Romans use?

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6. In which ancient civilization's religion was Jupiter the king of the gods?

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1. Which ancient philosophers was famously executed?

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2. Which of these gods has a day of the week named after them?

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3. The armed combatants who battled to death in Roman times were known as what?

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4. Emperor Go Dinago was a key figure in which period?

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5. The Battle of Hastings occurred in which country?

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