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Listen to the life of Spartacus and how a slave become synonymous with freedom and courage.
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Spartacus was a slave -- one of millions taken from territories conquered by Rome to work the mines, till the fields or fight for a crowd's entertainment. Imprisoned for deserting the Roman Army, he and other slaves fought their way free and started a rebellion.
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5 minutes 15 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
What did the warrior's wife see the snake as?
a threat
an omen
a blessing
2. Fill the gap.
Spartacus was imprisoned and made aforof his service in the Roman Army.
3. Choose the correct options.
A gladiator school is called...
a lanista
a capua
a ludus
4. Choose the correct options.
What was the oath which they had to swear?
to be tied, torched, beaten & killed by the sword
to be burned, beaten & killed by the sword
to be bound, torched & killed by the sword
to be tied, beaten & killed by the sword
5. Choose the correct options.
How many did Spartacus led to seize knives and skewers from the kitchen?
seven hundred
6. Fill the gap.
Thewas too busy with wars in Spain and the Pontic Empire to worry about some unruly slaves.
7. Choose the correct options.
Why did Praetor Claudius Glaber took an army of three thousand men to the rebel’s refuge at Mount Vesuvius?
to fight the rebels
to starve his men
to block the passageway
8. Fill the gap.
In the dead of night, the rebels lowered themselves down theon ropes made from vines, andGlaber’s unguarded camp.
9. Choose the correct options.
Who soon joined the ranks of Spartacus' rebellion?
trained soldiers
fighters from other nations
opponents of Rome
10. Choose the correct options.
How did Praetor Varinius fall in his expedition against Spatacus?
he was ambushed while sleeping
he was attacked while bathing
he had his horse stolen
his guards worked with the rebels
11. Choose the correct options.
Why was Spartacus attracting followers?
he was forceful
he was fair
he was inspiring
he had a strong army
12. Choose the correct options.
How did the Senate retaliate against the fugitives?
they sent the full force of their armies
they sent in two legions of armies
they went into battle themselves
13. Choose the correct options.
What did Spartacus do to honour Crixus?
he held a huge funeral
he killed all the Roman prisoners
he forced prisoners to be gladiators
14. Choose the correct options.
What was Spartacus vision for his army?
for his army to be brash
to march into Rome
to continue pillaging
to be set free
15. Choose the correct options.
How many legions did Marcus Licinius Crassus sent to pursue the rebel army?
16. Guess the end.
What caused the downfall of Spartacus?
17. Fill the gap.
Spartacus nearly managed to reach Crassus before being cut down by. His army was destroyed, and 6000 captives were...
18. Choose the correct options.
Why was Spartacus legacy echoed through the centuries?
his name became synonymous with freedom
he failed to bring the mightiest empire down
he had the courage to fight Crassus
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