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Year of the Four Emperors: Quiz


Question 1: Vespasian's son ________ remained in Judaea to deal with the Jewish rebellion.

Question 2: A number of executions followed leaving ________ with few political allies left in the Senate.

Question 3: Nymphidius Sabinus, desiring to become emperor himself, bribed the ________ to betray Nero.
AugustusPraetorian prefectRoman EmpirePraetorian Guard

Question 4: The city was left very skeptical when Vitellius chose the anniversary of the ________ (in 390 BC), a day of bad auspices according to Roman superstition, to accede to the office of Pontifex Maximus.
Battle of Faesulae (225 BC)Battle of the AlliaRoman RepublicBattle of Telamon

Question 5: April – ________, governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, and Vindex, governor of Gallia Lugdunensis rebel against Nero

Question 6: These four emperors were ________, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.

Question 7: July 1 – Vespasian, commander of the Roman army in Judaea, proclaimed emperor by the legions of Egypt under ________
TitusNeroRoman EmpireTiberius Julius Alexander

Question 8: November – ________ nominated governor of Germania Inferior

Question 9: Vespasian himself travelled to ________ where he had been acclaimed Emperor on July 1, thereby gaining control of the vital grain supplies from Egypt.
AlexandriaAlexander the GreatGreeceAncient Greece

Question 10: Between June of 68 and December of 69, Rome witnessed the successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until the final accession of Vespasian, first ruler of the ________.
Roman EmpireTitusFlavian dynastyDomitian


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