Directions – Multiple Choice, place the letter in the space provided and circle your answer. How were the Religions of the Romans similar to the Greeks? A. The Greeks adopted the Roman Gods but gave them different Names B



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Chapter 9 Fall of the Roman Empire and The Byzantine Empire


Directions – Multiple Choice, place the letter in the space provided and circle your answer.

1. _____ How were the Religions of the Romans similar to the Greeks?



A. The Greeks adopted the Roman Gods but gave them different Names

B. The Romans adopted the Greek Gods but gave them different Names

C. The Romans adopted the Greek Gods and gave them Roman Names

D. None of the Above

2. _____ What was the importance of the language of the Romans?



A. It became the language of the European Government

B. Basis for most languages in western Europe

C. Called Romance Languages

D. All of the Above

3. _____ Who was the great Roman Emperor who was regarded as the Social Emperor?



A. Marcus Aurelius

B. Commodus

C. Constantine

D. Octavian

4. _____ The 50 year period after 235 C.E., How many emperors ruled the Roman Empire?



A. 18

B. 20

C. 22

D. 24

5. _____ What were the 2 types of slaves in the Roman Empire?



A. Privately owned

B. Publically owned

C. A&B

D. None of the above

Directions – Short answer, answer the following question in a complete sentences.

6. What were some of the Social Problems that helped cause the decline of the Roman Empire? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. What did the Roman Empire do to the Roman money to cause Inflation throughout the Empire? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Directions – Matching, Place the correct letter in the space provided

8. _____ Emperor who divided the Empire into Eastern and Western A. Odoacer

9. _____ Soldiers who are paid to fight for another country B. Mercenaries

10. _____ The first Emperor of Rome C. Visigoths

11. _____ German Warrior who overthrew Romulus Augustulus D. Diocletian

12. _____ German Tribe that looted and vandalized Rome E. Octavian


Directions – Short answer, answer the following question in a complete sentences.

13. What did the Visigoths and Vandal do to Rome? What did they do to the records and history of the Empire? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

14. Why did the Emperor of Rome divide the Empire into 2, Western and Eastern, which one was successful and which one was destroyed?

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Directions – True or False, Place a T or F in the space provided. If the statement is True explain why it is True. If the Statement is False rewrite it to make it a True statement.

15. _____ The capital of the Eastern Empire was Constantinople and renamed Byzantium after Emperor Constantine.

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16. _____ At one time the Roman Empire covered more than 3 million, (3,000,000) square miles.

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17. _____ The Eastern Roman Empire grew weak because of the constant invasions from the Huns.

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18. _____ The Eastern Roman Empire became known as the Byzantine Empire.

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Directions – Short answer, answer the following question in a complete sentences.

19. How did the Silk Weaving industry develop in the Byzantine Empire? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

20. Why was the Eastern Roman and then later the Byzantine Empire so wealthy? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Directions – Multiple Choice, place the letter in the space provided and circle your answer.

21. _____ How were Greek and Roman history, laws, and writings preserved?



A. Byzantine Emperor Printed New Copies

B. Byzantine Writers Copied all the old texts

C. They Put The Writings Into Filing Cabinets

D. All of the Above

22. _____Which Byzantine Emperor wanted to reunite the Roman Empire and bring back Rome’s former glory back?



A. Justinian

B. Constantine

C. Theodora

D. Diocletian

23. _____ Constantinople was renamed by the Ottomans, What was the cities new name?



A. Byzantium

B. New Rome

C. Istanbul

D. All of the Above

24. _____ What did Justinian create when he had officials gather, edit and organize the laws of ancient Rome?



A. Justinian Law

B. Justinian Rules

C. Justinian Ways

D. Justinian Codes

25. _____ Pope Urban II sent Christian Knights to fight the Seljuk Turks and to take back conquered land by the Muslims. What were the names of the battles?



A. Invasions

B. Crusades

C. Campaign

D. Holy War

Directions – Short answer, answer the following question in a complete sentences.

26. What items were traded during the Byzantine Empire between them, Asia, and Europe? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

27. What factors caused the Byzantine Empire to weaken and then ultimately collapse? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Esssay – Answer each Question in a complete Paragraph.

28. What are some of the legacies from the Roman Empire that we can see in or society today?

(Please note laws, art, architecture, and language.)

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29. Why was the city of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, location so important to their success and made it an easy place to be defended? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



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