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Optimates: Quiz


Question 1: In addition to their political aims, the optimates opposed the extension of ________, and sought the preservation of the mos maiorum, the ways of their forefathers.
Roman EmpireRoman RepublicRoman citizenshipAncient Rome

Question 2: Besides Sulla, notable optimates included Lucius Licinius Lucullus, ________, Titus Annius Milo, Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus and Marcus Junius Brutus.
Marcus Junius Brutus the YoungerCiceroJulius CaesarCato the Younger

Question 3: ________, a strong supporter of the optimates' cause, was himself a novus homo, being the first in his family to enter the Senate, and was never fully accepted by the optimates[1].
CiceroMark AntonyPompeyJulius Caesar

Question 4: The Optimates ("Best Men", singular optimas; also known as boni, "Good Men") were the traditionalist majority of the late ________.
Classical antiquityRoman EmpireAncient RomeRoman Republic

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