Effect of Wealth on Daily Life in the Roman Empire


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In what kind of house would a rich Roman live?

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1. What would a rich Roman call those people whom he provided with bread and pocket money in exchange for their political loyalty?

2. A poor Roman would call the person whom gave him pocket money and bread, but expected political loyalty, by what term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Express your knowledge of the lives of the Romans during the time of the Roman Empire by answering questions on concepts like housing, standards of living, and politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about:

  • Housing for wealthy Romans
  • A name for a person who could be bought for political loyalty
  • The reception of money/bread by the poor
  • A building responsible for housing the poor
  • Typical clothing of a poor Roman

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a Roman's daily garb
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between rich and poor Romans
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding standards of living between the rich and poor and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about Roman life, watch our associated video lesson. The lesson is called Effect of Wealth on Daily Life in the Roman Empire, and it will cover:

  • Contrasts between affluent/impoverished lifestyles
  • Roman politics
  • Ways the rich and poor made money