Reforms of Julius Caesar


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Why did Julius Caesar support the common man?

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1. The Julian Calendar was an improvement on the Roman calendar because:

2. Whom did the Optimate support politically, socially, and economically?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although he was a dictator, Julius Caesar shaped his policies in favor of the common man over the nobility. In addition to the economic, political, and social reforms enacted by Caesar, you will be quizzed on the relevant political affiliations of the time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in this quiz refer to:

  • The Julian Calendar
  • Reforms made by Caesar
  • The Optimate and Populare
  • Reason for Caesar's political affiliation

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Julius Caesar's reign in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the political views of the Optimate and Populare
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Julius Caesar improved the Roman calendar

Additional Learning

For more insight on Julius Caesar's views and contributions, check out the related lesson called Reforms of Julius Caesar. This lesson discusses Caesar's background and the many ways his policies benefited the less wealthy, including:

  • Ensuring that all citizens had enough food through the regulation of grain purchases
  • The disintegration of the tax system
  • Redistributing land to the poor