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Trivia Quiz - Marcus Aurelius - Stoic Emperor


The thoughts of Marcus Aurelius have been handed down over thousands of years. Take ten questions on this exemplary Roman emperor.

Quiz Number: 5629
Date Submitted: March 02, 2017
Quiz Categories: History, Ancient History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 67.5 percent
Times Taken: 4 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. The writings of Marcus Aurelius are commonly known as what?
  A.   reflections
  B.   meditations
  C.   observations
  D.   musings

2. Marcus Aurelius attributed his thoughtful approach to which two people?
  A.   his parents
  B.   Julius and Augustus Caesar
  C.   Mark Antony & Cicero
  D.   Herodotus & Cinncinatus

3. In what century did Marcus Aurelius live?
  A.   4 B. C.
  B.   2 A. D.
  C.   20 A. D.
  D.   104 A. D.

4. Which of the following quotes was not made by Marcus Aurelius?
  A.   It is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live.
  B.   You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find your strength.
  C.   Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
  D.   The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

5. Upon becoming emperor, with whom did Marcus Aurelius share power?
  A.   brother
  B.   uncle
  C.   half brother
  D.   guardian

6. Against which insurrectionist group did Marcus Aurelius wage a campaign as emperor?
  A.   Christians
  B.   Goths
  C.   Vandals
  D.   Aequi

7. Marcus Aurelius married his first cousin, Faustina and together they had how many children?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   7
  D.   13

8. The code of conduct Marcus Aurelius chose to live by has what name?
  A.   Spartan
  B.   Epicuranism
  C.   Stoicism
  D.   Synthesism

9. Marcus Aurelius was quoted as saying, "The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your...."?
  A.   partner
  B.   craft
  C.   love
  D.   thoughts

10. Marcus Aurelius was succeeded by which inferior emperor?
  A.   Commodus
  B.   Caligula
  C.   Nero
  D.   Claudius


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