The Roman Colosseum as Art: Purpose & Layout


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How did Emperor Nero acquire the land for his private palace in the heart of Rome?

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1. How was the Roman Colosseum built and funded?

2. In the Roman Colosseum, if a family couldn't afford to put on a drama, who paid for it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Roman Colosseum is one of the most famous ancient structures in Italy. This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of relevant subjects that include Nero's private palace and the source of funding for the Roman Colosseum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to answer questions on:

  • The funding for the dramatic shows at the Roman Colosseum
  • Roman Emperor who built the Colosseum's underground tunnels
  • The way the Emperor would enter the Roman Colosseum

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Roman Colosseum
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the way the Roman Colosseum was built and its connection to the Emperor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way Nero built his own private palace

Additional Learning

The lesson called The Roman Colosseum as Art: Purpose & Layout will teach you more about the following subjects:

  • History of the Roman Colosseum
  • Details about its design and construction
  • The purpose of the Colosseum and its layout features