Legacies of Roman Literature, Language & Law


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1. What was the language of the ancient Roman civilization called?

2. Why is Latin still occasionally used today for science, politics, and religion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of the effects of Roman literature, language and law on contemporary Western society. You will be quizzed on the aspects of Roman society that affect today's culture and politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of Roman literature
  • The reason Latin became important in science, politics and religion
  • The central focus of Roman law

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Roman literature, language and law
  • Making connections - understand how Roman literature, language and law continue to impact Western society today
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of mythology in Roman literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main focus of Roman law

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Roman Empire and its effects, review the corresponding lesson called Legacies of Roman Literature, Language and Law. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the time and territory of the Roman Empire
  • Understand the characteristics and focus of Roman literature and law
  • Appreciate the Roman Empire's legacy in contemporary Western culture