The Age Of Constantine And The Germanic Invasions

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  • 1. 

    Why did the Mediterranean change from a crossroads to a boundary for Eruopeans?0

    • A.

      Piracy began to be popular

    • B.

      The sea was wrought with diseases

    • C.

      Muslim invaders took over the area

    • D.

      The emperor stopped trade with the east

    Correct Answer
    C. Muslim invaders took over the area
    Explanation
    Muslim invaders taking over the area caused the Mediterranean to change from a crossroads to a boundary for Europeans. This is because the Muslim invaders established control over key trade routes and ports in the Mediterranean, making it difficult for Europeans to freely navigate and conduct trade in the region. The presence of Muslim invaders created a barrier for Europeans, limiting their access to the Mediterranean and altering its status from a crossroads to a boundary.

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  • 2. 

    What was the results of the Franks' defeat of the Muslims at Poitier?

    • A.

      The Muslims' retreat from all European territory

    • B.

      The decree that in France must pay tribute to the king

    • C.

      The spread of Christianity to Muslim-controlled lands

    • D.

      The Franks' consolidation of power over Western Europe

    Correct Answer
    D. The Franks' consolidation of power over Western Europe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Franks' consolidation of power over Western Europe. This means that as a result of their victory over the Muslims at Poitier, the Franks were able to strengthen their control and influence over the Western European region.

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  • 3. 

    Why did many Germanic people migrate toward the Roman Empire?

    • A.

      To flee the Huns

    • B.

      To escape disease

    • C.

      To plant on fertile land

    • D.

      To spread their religion

    Correct Answer
    A. To flee the Huns
    Explanation
    Many Germanic people migrated toward the Roman Empire to flee the Huns. The Huns were a nomadic group from Central Asia who were known for their aggression and conquests. They posed a threat to the Germanic tribes, who sought safety and protection by seeking refuge within the Roman Empire. This migration was driven by the need for security and the desire to escape the violence and instability caused by the Huns.

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  • 4. 

    What decision of Constantine's shifted the Roman Empire's focus to the East?

    • A.

      To officially recognize Christianity

    • B.

      To trade with the people of Asia

    • C.

      To send explorers to the Black Sea

    • D.

      To move the capital to Constantinople

    Correct Answer
    D. To move the capital to Constantinople
    Explanation
    Constantine's decision to move the capital to Constantinople shifted the Roman Empire's focus to the East. By establishing a new capital in the eastern part of the empire, Constantine was able to better administer and defend the eastern provinces. This move also allowed for closer proximity to the wealthy and strategic regions of Asia and the Black Sea, leading to increased trade and political influence in the East. Additionally, the establishment of Constantinople as the new capital further solidified the growing influence of Christianity in the empire, as Constantine himself was a Christian and promoted the religion throughout his reign.

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  • 5. 

    What did the Anglo-Saxons do in the land they conquered?

    • A.

      Altered the form of government

    • B.

      Traded with those who lived there

    • C.

      Forced their religion on the country

    • D.

      Imposed their language and culture

    Correct Answer
    D. Imposed their language and culture
    Explanation
    The Anglo-Saxons imposed their language and culture on the land they conquered. This means that they enforced their own language and cultural practices onto the people who lived there, likely causing a significant shift in the way of life for the indigenous population.

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  • 6. 

    What belief did Saint Augustine counter in City of God?

    • A.

      That death from the Plague was a punishment for sin

    • B.

      That poverty was necessary for one to get into heaven

    • C.

      That Christians should use force to spread their religion

    • D.

      That the Roman collapse was caused by neglect of pagan rites

    Correct Answer
    D. That the Roman collapse was caused by neglect of pagan rites
    Explanation
    In the City of God, Saint Augustine countered the belief that the Roman collapse was caused by neglect of pagan rites. He argued that the downfall of Rome was not due to the abandonment of pagan rituals, but rather the result of moral decay and the corruption of the Roman people. Augustine believed that true salvation and the preservation of society came from a personal relationship with God, rather than the performance of religious rituals.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Emperor Justinian invade Italy?

    • A.

      To obtain slaves

    • B.

      To increase his wealth

    • C.

      To reunify the empire

    • D.

      To spread Christianity

    Correct Answer
    A. To obtain slaves
    Explanation
    Emperor Justinian invaded Italy to obtain slaves. This suggests that he was motivated by the desire to increase the number of slaves in his empire, which would have provided him with a cheap labor force and increased his wealth. Slavery was a common practice during this time period, and acquiring more slaves would have been seen as a way to enhance the economic and social power of the empire.

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  • 8. 

    The Byzantine Empire outlasted the Roman Empire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Byzantine Empire did indeed outlast the Roman Empire. While the Roman Empire fell in 476 AD, the Byzantine Empire continued to exist until 1453 AD. The Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the Roman Empire in the east, with its capital at Constantinople. It survived various threats and invasions from barbarian tribes, as well as conflicts with other empires such as the Persian Empire and the Arab Caliphates. The Byzantine Empire also underwent significant cultural and religious changes, adopting Christianity as its official religion and preserving ancient Greek and Roman knowledge.

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  • 9. 

    What brought about Europe's shift in focus from the cities to the countryside?

    • A.

      Rulers ordered peasants to move out of the cities.

    • B.

      Farmers discovered areas of good soil for planting.

    • C.

      Invaders made the cities too dangerous for families.

    • D.

      The elite built homes in the country to protect themselves.

    Correct Answer
    D. The elite built homes in the country to protect themselves.
    Explanation
    During this time period, Europe was facing various threats, such as invasions and political instability. The elite, who were the ruling class, decided to build homes in the countryside as a means of protection. By moving away from the cities, they could distance themselves from potential dangers and establish a more secure and fortified living environment. This shift in focus from the cities to the countryside was driven by the elite's desire for safety and protection.

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