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Roman Civilization and Christianity-Chapter 10 and 11 Study Guide

(To be used with your text and Learning Logs.)

  • Christianity began in the ______ Empire.

  • ________ were early Christian leaders chosen by Jesus.

  • __________ are people who believe Jesus was the messiah.

  • Christians believe that if people accept ____ and his teachings they will be ____________.

  • Christianity spread because: Roman roads allowed Christians to ______ It offered ______ to poor people, The early church allowed women to play important ________.

  • Christian tradition states that _______ rose from the dead.

  • The New Testament of the Christian Bible includes _____ accounts of Jesus’ life.

  • The disciples were the ____ close __________ of Jesus Christ.

  • Patrick was a priest who brought _____ to the people of ______

  • Jesus’ parables were stories that taught about _______.

  • Theodosius made Christianity the official ______ of ______

  • __________ is the study of body structure.

  • Latin became the basis of many modern ________.

  • The __________ was an arena that could hold 60,000 people.

  • The __________ temple was built to honor Rome’s gods.

  • A __________ is a curved ceiling made by building arches against one another.

  • A_____________ is a religious community of monks.

  • Constantine moved the capital from ________ to ___________.

  • The ___________ was a Germanic tribe that rebelled against Rome in A.D. 378.

  • _____ ______________ is the religious center of the Byzantine Empire.

  • The ________ Empire included Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs, Jews, Slavs, and others

  • Byzantine people were devoutly ________ people.

  • In the _______ _______, the emperor controlled the church.

  • __________ was a strong emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

  • From the A.D. 500s to the A.D. 1100s, the Byzantine Empire was a prosperous crossroads for ________.

  • The religious beliefs of Christian Byzantines and Romans who worshipped _____ gods were similar in that both peoples worshiped their _________.

  • People began to ________ when the Roman government put less gold in its coins in the A.D. 200s.

  • ______ are regular church members.

  • _______________ was Rome’s punishment of political rebels and lower-class criminals.

  • The ______of______ was issued in A.D. 313 giving religious freedom to all people.

  • The ______ was the bishop of Rome.

  • _______ is the region just north of Judaea.

  • ______ are images honored by some Christians of Jesus, Mary, or saints

  • ________ are stories from everyday life used to teach spiritual ideas

  • During _______ Rule, followers gave up their belongings and spent their time in work and prayer.

  • A _______ is a person willing to die rather than give up his or her beliefs

  • A _______ is an official church teaching.


  • _______________ was a Frankish king given the title of emperor by the pope.

  • Both __________ and __________ introduced reforms that regulated where men worked.

  • Historians date the fall of Rome when _________ took control.

  • The empress _________ helped women gain more rights.

  • _____________ was a successful capital city was its secure location at a crossroads of trade

  • The scientist __________ studied the stars and planets.

  • The life of the gladiator _________ illustrated that the threat of slave revolt was very real.

  • Romans viewed the Christians as ______ because they refused to worship the emperor or serve in the army.

  • When the Roman government began to persecute _____ under Nero, Christianity was _____.

  • _________ is the capital of the ancient kingdom of Israel.

  • After the Jews rebelled against the ________ in A.D. 132; they remained committed to Judaism despite being banned from __________.

  • The ______ were Jews who believed they should fight the Romans.

  • Judaism survived after Jews were banned from Jerusalem because Jews kept studying and following _____ law.

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