Daily Life in Pompeii & Herculaneum


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What lifestyle best characterizes the Roman-era Pompeiians?

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1. What aspect of daily life in Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum was considered a social necessity?

2. What sort of outfit would you expect an ancient Pompeiian man of noble status to have worn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on life in Pompeii and Herculaneum with this worksheet/quiz. Topics on the quiz include the lifestyle of the Pompeiians and a daily social necessity in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these topics:

  • Noble status and how that was symbolised by what people wore
  • Material used in sanitation piping systems
  • What could've been found in Pompeii's Via dell'Abbondanza

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what was located in Pompeii's Via dell'Abbondanza
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Herculaneum and some of its societal characteristics

Additional Learning

Further study of these cities is possible with the lesson named Daily Life in Pompeii & Herculaneum. Topics in the lesson are listed below:

  • What happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted and when that occurred
  • What a stola was and who wore them
  • Roman public baths and what the Stabian Baths were
  • Diet of the people of Pompeii
  • The seafood delicacy known as garum