Pompeii & Herculaneum: Economy, Politics & Social Structure


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Pompeii and Herculaneum thrived off which agricultural industries?

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1. In Pompeii and Herculaneum, what sorts of vessels were used to store fine liquids (like wine and oil) for trade and consumption?

2. Which of the following answers best applies to Pompeii's trading economy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to find out what you know about life in Pompeii and Herculaneum. See if you know how they made money and were ruled.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll test your knowledge of:

  • The major agricultural industries of these cities
  • How liquids used for trade were stored
  • The political structure of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the social structure of ancient Rome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the highest social class of these cities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the economy and agricultural industries of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Additional Learning

You can get a better understanding of these ancient cities by reading the lesson titled Pompeii & Herculaneum: Economy, Politics & Social Structure. It will cover topics like:

  • The differences between these two cities' economies and social levels
  • When these cities were destroyed
  • Pompeii's main street
  • Torculariums
  • Common coins used in the Roman Empire