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Vitruvius: Quiz


Question 1: Foremost among them is the development of the hypocaust, a type of ________ where hot air developed by a fire was channelled under the floor and inside the walls of public baths and villas.
Underfloor heatingHVACElectric heatingCentral heating

Question 2: The work is important for its descriptions of the many different machines used for engineering structures such as hoists, cranes and pulleys, as well as war machines such as catapults and ________, and siege engines.
Roman infantry tacticsBallistaScorpio (dart-thrower)Roman siege engines

Question 3: Vitruvius is well known and often cited as one of the earliest surviving sources to have advised that ________ should not be used to conduct drinking water, recommending clay pipes or masonry channels.

Question 4: To place the role of Vitruvius the military engineer in context, a description of The Praefect of the camp or army engineer is quoted here as given by ________ in The Military Institutions of the Romans:
TrajanGratianDe Re MilitariPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Question 5: [9] A legion that fits the same sequence of locations is the ________, of which ballista would be an auxilia unit.
Julius CaesarRoman EmpireAugustusLegio VI Ferrata

Question 6: ________ and lime receive in-depth descriptions, the longevity of many Roman structures being mute testimony to the Romans' skill in building materials and design.

Question 7: List of philosophers Socrates, Plato, ________, Zeno, Epicurus
EmpiricismBertrand RussellWillard Van Orman QuineAristotle

Question 8: ________, however, refers to "Vitruvius the architect" in his late 1st century work On Aqueducts (1.25)
Dolaucothi Gold MinesAnio NovusDe aquaeductuSextus Julius Frontinus

Question 9: This led Vitruvius in defining his Vitruvian Man, as drawn later by ________: the human body inscribed in the circle and the square (the fundamental geometric patterns of the cosmic order).
Leonardo da VinciMona LisaItalian Renaissance paintingLeonardo da Vinci's personal life

Question 10: [14] The early Christian practice of converting Roman basilica (public buildings) into cathedrals implies the basilica may be incorporated into the ________ located in Fano.
Catholic ChurchBishopPrimate (religion)Cathedral


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