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Roman History Vocab

A test of different Roman History vocab words.

QuestionAnswer
What does S.P.Q.R. stand for? Senatus Populusque Romanus
What does S.P.Q.R. mean? the Senate and the people
What was S.P.Q.R. used for? It was used for anything that belonged to the government such as coins.
What is a monarchy? A government which is ruled by one person (a king)
What is a republic? A government that allows people to have power by electing representatives and ensures one person cannot be too powerful.
What were patricians? The rich/upper class of Rome, 5% of the population, believed ancestors founded Rome
What were plebeians? The lower class of Rome, 95% of the population, paid taxes and served in military, were artisans, shopkeepers, laborers, and peasants.
What was the Senate in Roman times? A group of 300 men that makes laws and votes on them.
What was the Consul in the Roman times? Someone who controls the army and runs the day-to-day government of Rome. There were two.
What was the Assembly in the Roman times? It was made up of all adult male citizens that would adapt or reject laws.
What does veto mean in Latin? In Latin, it means "I forbid!"
What was the Tribunes of the Plebs? A group of 10 plebeians that could reject laws (yelled out "I forbid!")
What was the Council of the Plebs? A group of 10 plebs who was elected by plebs to make laws for plebs only.
What were the 12 tables? A set of 12 wooden tablets where all the laws were written on.
What was the Separation of Powers? When the power is divided so no one was too powerful.
What is an empire? A large (usually growing) land area made up of a diverse population ruled by one person ( emperor).
Created by: study.100 on 2011-10-17



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