The Layout and Purpose of the Roman Forum


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How was the forum organized?

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1. What was a basilica in the Roman forum?

2. According to legend, why was the forum founded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the Roman Forum. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes how the Forum was organized as well as the reason the Forum was founded, according to legend.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Organization of the Forum
  • Function of a basilica in the Roman Forum
  • Legend of the Forum's founding
  • Purpose of a triumphal arch
  • Identifying parts of the Roman Forum

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 the Roman Forum
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding basilicas and triumphal arches and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the founding of the Roman Forum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the buildings that made up the Roman Forum

To learn more about Roman culture and history, review the accompanying lesson on The Roman Forum. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the layout of the Roman Forum
  • Explain the function of the Forum
  • Define the terms triumphal arch and basilica and relate them to an understanding of the Roman Forum
  • Understand the political and social purposes of the Forum