Ancient Rome-Comparing and Contrasting: Roman Eating Habits- worksheet
Comparing and contrasting involved identifying and analyzing the ways in which two things are similar or different. These relationships may or may not be states directly in a passage. You also may be asked to compare information in two or more passages.
1. Read the title to identify the two things being compared and contrasted. As clearly states here, they are the Roman and US Governments
2. When making comparisons, look for clue words indicating that two things are alike
3. Look for words that signal comparisons and contrasts, such as like, compared, with both…
4. Look for context clues to the meaning of unfamiliar concepts of vocabulary
5. Carefully review the information presented by considering if the two things being compared are, overall, more similar or more different
6. Read performance task questions very carefully. Then, as you re-read the passage, look for the information you need for the answers
1. The Author of this passage contrasts the…
a. Different government food programs
b. Eating habits of well-to-do and ordinary Romans
c. Writers Cicero and Atticus
d. Eating postures of guests at lavish Roman dinner parties
2. According to the passage, a comparison of Roman diner parties would…
a. Indicate that most parties were dignified affairs
b. Show that, more frequently than not, guests overindulged
c. Explain why ordinary Romans ate so poorly
d. Prove that the diet of wealthy Romans was well balanced
3. Which was a food eaten by Romans for breakfast?
c. dried fruits
d. all of the above
4. Which of the following statements about Roman dinner parties is an opinion?
a. They were disgusting affairs
b. They were eaten in the middle of the afternoon
c. They were eaten after work
d. Guests ate with their fingers.
5. What does the passage suggest about the difference between economic classes in ancient Rome? Support your answer with details from the passage