Design and Do II
This challenge contains 10 logic and reason items.

11. The Colosseum in Rome contains 76 public entrances. The points of access for the audience in a theater or an amphitheater are given the name vomitorium. How long would it take for the vomitoria to empty a capacity crowd of 55,000 spectators at the rate of 25 people/exit/minute?

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12. The customary arrangement of the triclinium was for the three couches that gave the dining room its name to accommodate three guests apiece, with the master of the house occupying position 3 and the guest of honor, position 4. However, this dinner party was a smaller gathering with only two guests per couch. Based on the following information, identify the host, the guest of honor, the position of each guest on the couches, and their favorite foods.

  • The host liked the fritters best.
  • Publius, on the lectus summus, preferred the fish filets.
  • Titus, who shared the lectus imus, guzzled the Falernian wine.
  • The guest who favored the fricassee shared the lectus medius with Gaius, who relished fava beans.
  • The fresh fruit delighted Lucius, who occupied a position on the lectus summus.
  • Except for Marcus' and Publius' spots, the odd-
    numbered positions were vacant.
  • Claudius occupied a position adjacent to Publius.

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    13. The Roman Republic lasted from DIX BC, when Tarquin the Proud was expelled from Rome, until XXVII BC, when Octavian assumed the title of Augustus. How many years would that be in Roman numerals?

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    14. A few of the large homes in Pompeii appear to have been separate houses that were connected later. Can you draw this double-domus without lifting your pencil from the paper and without crossing or retracing any lines?

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    15. Scintilla bought some expensive perfume from an unguentarius for 7 denarii. The perfume was worth 6 denarii more than the ornate bottle that contained it. At the time of her purchase, 1 gold aureus = 25 silver denarii = 100 brass sestertii = 400 bronze asses.

    Based on this monetary rate, how much was the ornate bottle alone worth?

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    16. What Roman numeral completes the pyramid?

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    17. Prior to the meeting of the Senate, Gaius Perplexus challenged the assembly with this proposal. "I'll give an amphora of wine to the first citizen who can solve this riddle."

          One-third of twelve, if you divide
                 by just one-fifth of seven,
          The true result (it has been tried)
                 exactly is eleven.

    Hint: When in Rome, do as the Romans do ... count on it!

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    18. Laborers at the docks in Ostia worked out a system for balancing the load in a ship. Based on their observations below, how many amphorae will be required to balance the last load?

     

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    19. Which term below will continue the given sequence correctly?

    P H I L O
    M O V E O
    D I X I T
    S A L V E
    F A C I O

    (a) PINGO (b) LAETE (c) SENEX (d) CODEX (e) HORTO

    Hint: When in Rome, do as the Romans do ... count on it!

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    20. Tignarius is an ingenious carpenter when it comes to working with scrap materials. He was able to saw this board in such a way that the three square holes were eliminated, and the two halves fitted together perfectly in a square. Can you figure out his plan?

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