Category/Type
The Fight
Before the Fight
Types of Weapons

100

A gladiator that used a trident and a net in combat
Retiarius

100

True or False: Most gladiators died in the arena
False, most gladiators actually lived as long as they gave a good fight and entertained the crowd.

100

What were most gladiators in Rome.
Prisoners who were captured.

100

A commonly used short sword by roman soldiers and gladiators
Gladius

200

This is the most heavily armed gladiator. They are equipped with a gigantic shield and short sword.
Provocator

200

The person who oversaw/hosted the fights. He determined if you lived or died and is the person that you ask for mercy.
The emperor

200

How did people pick the prisoners that would become gladiators?
They would hold a slave auction and the highest bidder would receive the prisoner.

200

A weighted net typically used by a retiarius
Rete

300

The most popular type and common type of gladiator. Also typically seen in movies.
Ordinarii

300

How did a gladiator ask for mercy when he lost the fight?
The gladiator would raise up one finger on his left hand to ask for mercy

300

After a prisoner/slave was sold, where did the owner send the slave to get trained as a gladiator?
Gladiator school

300

A three pronged weapon that has a pole handle. One of the 3 greek gods uses this type of weapon
Trident

400

A very lightly armed type of gladiator that has a dagger and a shield. It's main combat style is to chase down their opponent.
Secutor

400

True or False: Roman gladiators fought with no restrictions and rules.
False, there were very strictly enforced rules in a gladiator match.

400

True or False: Gladiators in training school could use real iron/steel swords to train.
False, only after it was confirmed a gladiator can be trusted could a gladiator use a real weapon.

400

A long pole with a sharp point at the end
Spear

500

A type of gladiator that is armed with a spear.
Velites

500

What did the audience scream when they wanted for the defeated gladiator to die?
Iugula!

500

What is the name of the person who buys and takes care of gladiators?
Lanista

500

A broadsword that became a successor to the gladius later in Rome.
Spatha