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Vestal Virgin: Quiz


Question 1: 114 BC), who was put to death in 114 BC for having committed ________ on several occasions.
IncestSexual abuseMiscegenationProstitution

Question 2: The discovery of a "House of the Vestals" in ________ made the Vestal Virgins a popular subject in the 18th century and the 19th century.

Question 3: When the dictator Sulla included the young ________ on his death list of political opponents the Vestals interceded on Caesar's behalf and gained him pardon.
PompeyRoman RepublicJulius CaesarLucius Cornelius Sulla

Question 4: unlike most Roman women, they were not subject to the ________ and so were free to own property, make a will, and vote;
Mos maiorumRoman lawPater familiasRoman Magistrates

Question 5: She induced two of the other vestal virgins, Marcia and Licinia, to commit the same crime, but these two were acquitted by the pontifices when Aemilia was condemned, but were subsequently condemned by the ________ L.
Ancient RomeRoman EmperorPraetorRoman Republic

Question 6: The chief festivals of Vesta were the Vestalia celebrated June 7 until ________.
January 1June 15June 28March 4

Question 7: The Vestals were put in charge of keeping safe the wills and testaments of various people such as Caesar and ________.
Ptolemy I SoterCleopatra VIIMark AntonyPothinus

Question 8: Allowing the sacred fire of Vesta to die out, suggesting that the goddess had withdrawn her protection from the city, was a serious offense and was punishable by ________.
Cat o' nine tailsCorporal punishmentCaningFlagellation

Question 9: Rubria, said by Suetonius to have been raped by the Emperor ________

Question 10: [4] ________ included the Vestals in all major dedications and ceremonies.
DomitianRoman EmperorAugustusTiberius

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