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Medieval World History

Mrs. Rajen

Name: ____________________________
Period: ____________

Fall of the Roman Empire Test


(31 points)

Honor Code

A. Multiple Choice Write the letter that corresponds to the best response. [10 points]
____ 1. The development of the Roman civilization took form in the following way:
a. republic empire city kingdom
b. empire city kingdom republic
c. city kingdom republic empire
d. kingdom republic empire city

____ 2. The Roman Republic ended with the


a. the assassination of Julius Caesar.
b. the invasions by the Germanic tribes.
c. the spread of Christianity.
d. with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

____3. Which of the following was an economic cause for some of the internal problems of the Roman
Empire?
a. Civil war and unrest
b. Gold and silver drain
c. Invasion by the Germanic tribes
d. Disloyalty in the army
____ 4. All the following are Germanic tribes EXCEPT
a. Visigoths
b. Vandals
c. Franks
d. Huns

____ 5. The year 476 brought the fall of the


a. Western Roman Empire.
b. Frankish Empire.
c. Byzantine Empire.
d. Christian Church.

____6. Why did Diocletian divide the Roman Empire in half?


a. To give power to more people
b. To increase the number of citizens
c. To create two separate empires
d. To make the empire easier to govern

____ 7. Christians were persecuted by early Roman emperors because


a. Christians refused to worship the Roman emperors.
b. Christianity was seen as a threat by the Roman emperors.
c. Christianity was considered a cult by the Romans emperors.
d. All of the above.

____ 8. Constantine played an important role in the growth of which religion?


a. Judaism
b. Buddhism
c. Christianity
d. Islam

____ 9. Which of the following is not a Romance language?


a. French
b. Spanish
c. Italian
d. English

____10. All the following statements about Roman law are true EXCEPT
a. All persons had the right to equal treatment under the law.
b. The burden of proof rested with the accused rather than the accuser.
c. Any law that seemed unfair could be set aside.
d. A person should be punished for actions, not thoughts.

B. Chronology Indicate the correct order of the three events by writing 1, 2, or 3 in the blank
provided. [9 points]

____ The Roman Empire


____ The Roman Kingdom
____ The Roman Republic

____ Sack of Rome by the Visigoths


____ The Battle of Adrianople
____ Roman capital moved to Constantinople (New Rome)

____ The rule of Constantine


____ The rule of Julius Caesar
____ The rule of Diocletian

C. Short Answers Explain two reasons for each of the following: [4 points]
1. What was the cause for disloyalty in the Roman army?
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2. How did the Pax Romana help promote the spread of Christianity?
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D. Picture Analysis Choose any two (2) of the following pictures. For each picture that you
choose, please write one sentence in which you identify the item and give one reason why this
was a significant part of Roman civilization. [4 points]

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E. Map Location On the map below, please color, name and label the following items:
[4 points]
Directions: All labels should be written in black ink.
Rivers should be colored in blue
Cities should be marked with red dots.
1. The south-north flowing river that formed a boundary of the Roman Empire in Europe in
the north.
2. The west-east flowing river that formed a boundary of the Roman Empire in Europe in
the north.
3. The new Roman capital founded by Constantine
4. The original capital of the Roman Empire

Bonus Point: On the map above, label the major body of water that connected the Roman
Empire and means middle of the earth.