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Philip the Arab: Quiz


Question 1: He was born in Shahba, about 55 miles southeast of ________, in the Roman province of Syria.

Question 2: The name of Philip's mother is unknown, but sources refer to a brother, Gaius Julius Priscus, a member of the ________ under Gordian III (238–244).
Praetorian prefectAugustusRoman EmpirePraetorian Guard

Question 3: Philip was not willing to repeat the mistakes of previous claimants, and was aware that he had to return to ________ in order to secure his position with the senate.

Question 4: Many historians[1][2][3] agree that he was of Arab descent and gained ________ through his father, a man of considerable influence.
Roman RepublicRoman citizenshipAncient RomeRoman Empire

Question 5: 204–249), known in English as Philip the Arab or formerly (prior to World War II) as Philip the Arabian, was a ________ from 244 to 249.
Western Roman EmpireRoman EmpireByzantine EmpireRoman Emperor

Question 6: However, it is documented that Rome used the ________ tribe from the Azd of Yemen as vassals to keep the neighboring northern Arabs in check.
GhassanidsEastern ChristianityOrthodox ChurchSyriac Orthodox Church

Question 7: Philip's rule started with yet another Germanic incursion on the provinces of Pannonia and the Goths invaded Moesia (modern-day Serbia and Bulgaria) in the ________ frontier.

Question 8: Philip has the nickname "the Arab" because he had family who had originated in the Arabian peninsula, and who were believed to be distant descendants of the prestigious Baleed family of ________.

Question 9: In 243, during Gordian III's campaign against Shapur I of Persia, the ________ Timesitheus died under unclear circumstances.
Praetorian prefectRoman EmpirePraetorian GuardDomitian

Question 10: Philip became a member of the Pretorian Guard during the reign of the emperor ________, who was a Syrian.
ElagabalusCaracallaSeptimius SeverusAlexander Severus


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