The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History - Quiz & Worksheet


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How did Etruscan society differ from Roman society?

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1. Although the Romans claimed to be descendants from the civilized people of Troy, it is much more likely that they were descendants of Latins, who were _____.

2. Which of the following made Italy a great place to start an empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Make sure you know about influences on Roman civilization in order to pass this quiz. It will gauge your understanding of the founding and early history of Rome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Ancestors of early Romans
  • Geographic benefit of Italy
  • Sources of early Roman history
  • Greek colonization of Italy
  • Mythology of Rome's founding
  • Etruscan and Greek influences on Roman civilization

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 lesson on the founding and early history of Rome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sources of early Roman history
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately answer questions about important terms and phrases, such as the Etruscans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the mythology of Rome's founding

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Founding Of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the geographic challenges and benefits of Italy
  • Identify the early inhabitants of Rome
  • Understand the impact of the Latin invasion
  • Know the mythological tale of Rome's founding