Forum Romanum #10 Panem et Circenses

  1. What is the quaestio hodierna about?
  2. What is the news of the day?
  3. Who is the emperor?
  4. Where is Julia Pauli? Why?
  5. What sort of spectacles does Julia mention?
  6. What feature of the amphitheatre especially illustrates the skill of Roman architects?
  7. Who is the spectator whom Julia intereviews? What is his profession?
  8. Was he happy about being a spectator to this event?
  9. What does this person think about the building?
  10. What does he say the Roman people love more than liberty?
  11. What is the weather in Italy today?
  12. Did Serenus attend the games?
  13. What is the weather in Egypt?
  14. What Egyptian wonders does Serenus mention?
  15. Which wonder of the ancient world most reminds Serenus of the building in Rome?
  16. What name do all the speakers give the Colosseum?
  17. What was the answer to the quaestio hodierna?
  18. What is the dictum hodierum?
  19. What does it mean in English?
  20. Find the following places on the map: Ephesus, Halicarnassus.

These questions for the National Latin Exam Forum Romanum Series were prepared by Tom Sienkewicz of Monmouth College.