The Roman Aqueduct: Definition & Facts


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What was an aqueduct?

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1. What made Roman aqueducts so special?

2. Why do so many areas outside of Italy have Roman aqueducts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Roman aqueducts. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes a description of an aqueduct as well as the characteristics that made Roman aqueducts so special.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of an aqueduct
  • Date of the first Roman aqueduct
  • Characteristics that made Roman aqueducts special
  • Reason why so many areas outside Italy have aqueducts
  • Arches and aqueduct construction

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on aqueducts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding arches in aqueduct construction and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early Roman aqueduct construction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about design features of the first Roman aqueducts

Additional Learning

To learn more about early Roman culture, review the accompanying lesson on Roman aqueducts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the meaning of the word 'aqueduct'
  • Know when the first Roman aqueduct was commissioned
  • Relate the design features of Roman aqueducts
  • Understand the significance of aqueducts to the early Roman empire