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Alexander Severus: Quiz


Question 1: The following year he was called to face German invaders in ________, who had breached the Rhine frontier in several places, destroying forts and over-running the countryside.
CeltsLa Tène cultureGaulsGaul

Question 2: ________ says "in their opinion Alexander showed no honourable intention to pursue the war and preferred a life of ease, when he should have marched out to punish the Germans for their previous insolence".
CommodusElagabalusMarcus AureliusHerodian

Question 3: Alexander's maternal great-aunt was empress Julia Domna (also Maesa's younger sister) and his great-uncle in marriage was emperor Lucius ________.
Septimius SeverusAugustusHadrianElagabalus

Question 4: In military conflict against the rising ________, there are mixed accounts, though the Sassanid threat was checked.
Achaemenid EmpireRashidun CaliphateSassanid EmpireMedes

Question 5: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyPublic domainCopyrightCopyright infringement

Question 6: Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (October 1, 208–March 18, 235 AD), commonly called Alexander Severus, was the last ________ (11 March 222–235) of the Severan dynasty.
Roman EmpireWestern Roman EmpireByzantine EmpireRoman Emperor

Question 7: The death of Alexander is considered as the end of the Principate system established by ________.
AugustusDomitianRoman EmperorTiberius

Question 8: Although the Principate continued in theory until the reign of Diocletian, Alexander Severus' death signalled the beginning of the chaotic period known as the ________ which weakened the empire considerably.
Campaign history of the Roman militaryRoman EmpireCrisis of the Third CenturyClassical antiquity

Question 9: However, when campaigning against ________ of Germania, Alexander Severus apparently alienated his legions by trying diplomacy and bribery, and they assassinated him.
Germanic peoplesFrisiansSuebiGermanic Christianity

Question 10: Alexander Severus was the heir apparent to his cousin, the eighteen-year-old Emperor who had been murdered along with his mother by his own guards—and as a mark of contempt, had their remains cast into the ________.
Tiber RiverLazioSabineLake Bolsena


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