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Quiz: Latin Quiz


In the old days many kids learned Latin. It's not that popular anymore even though a lot of the modern languages are developed from Latin. Let us see how much you know about Latin in this quiz.


1. Which of these languages did NOT develop from Latin?
German
Romanian
Portugese

2. Latium, where Latin was originally spoken, is part of what modern-day country?
France
Italy
Greece

3. How many genders are there in the Latin language?
None
Two
Three

4. The correct spelling of the Latin phrase for “seize the day” is:
Carpei Diem
Carpe Diam
Carpe Diem

5. The official language of Vatican City is:
Latin
Italian
English

6. Plautus and Terence wrote some of the earliest surviving works in Latin. What did they write?
Plays
Poetry
Historical documents

7. “Veni, vidi, vici” or “I came, I saw, I conquered” is originally attributed to which Roman Emperor?
Nero
Caesar
Claudius

8. The Latin word for land is:
Earth
Herba
Terra

9. The word “agriculture” comes from the Latin “agricola” meaning what?
Seed
Plow
Farmer

10. “Semper paratus,” the motto of the US Coast Guard means what?
Always vigilant
Always strong
Always ready

11. The Latin word for money is:
Pecunia
Folium
Copia

12. What is a magnum opus?
A long journey
A difficult problem
A great piece of work

13. Which Latin phrase is used often in Catholic prayers as an admission of fault?
Memento mori
Mea culpa
Mens rea





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