Part 1: Out of these two questions, I will choose one for you to write a paragraph. How did Rome begin to fall apart?



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Fall of Rome Study Guide
Test Format: One paragraph, ten short answer, and ten matching. You will be able to use one notecard of notes during the test. Yes, you can use the front and the back.
**For the test you should be able to complete the previous Study Guide on the Success of Rome.
Part 1: Out of these two questions, I will choose one for you to write a paragraph.
1. How did Rome begin to fall apart?



2. Why is Christianity important to the history of Rome?



Part 2: These are the topics that will be included on the short answer portion:
1. What was the official language of the Byzantine Empire?
2. What was the official language of the Roman Empire?
3. What material helped the Romans build large structures?
4. Why did people want to be Roman citizens?
5. Around what Sea did the Roman Empire conquer?
6. Where was the westernmost region that Rome ruled?
7. How did the Emperors compete for fame and popularity?
8. How did the Roman Empire begin to fall apart?
9. Why was Constantinople a great place to build a city?
10. Why was Jesus Christ believed to be against the Roman Empire?
11. What are some of the rules of Judaism that Paul changed to make Christianity more popular?
12. What were the differences between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches?
13. What did Julius Caesar do to improve Rome?
14. Why were the citizens of the Roman Empire upset with the Emperors?
15. Why did the Romans fear the power of Christianity?

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Fall of Rome Test

Part 1 Short Answer (50 pts): Use a complete sentence or sentences to answer each question.

1. Why did people want to be Roman citizens?

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2. What were two reasons that Constantinople was a great place to build the new capitol of Rome?

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3. Why were the followers of Jesus persecuted?

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4. What are two reasons that Constantine moved the capitol of Rome?

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5. What are two differences between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church?

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Part 2 (50 pts.) Answer the question by writing a paragraph. Each detail is worth ten points.
How was Christianity important to the history of the Roman Empire?
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