The Dark Ages

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The Dark Ages

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  • 1. 
    What was NOT one of the tactics used by Alaric's Army towards weakening Rome?
    • A. 

      Cut off wheat shipments

    • B. 

      Cut off all supply lines

    • C. 

      Use catapults to send balls of fire into the city

  • 2. 
    What was the main result of Alaric's tactics for inhabitants of Rome?
    • A. 

      Cannibalism

    • B. 

      Fled to Britannia

    • C. 

      Moved to Syracuse to take up fishing

  • 3. 
    Comparison: Dark Ages Rome vs. Classical Period Rome
    • A. 

      Wealthy vs. Poor

    • B. 

      Gloomy vs. Brilliance

    • C. 

      Artistic vs. Boring

    • D. 

      Expanding vs. Contained

  • 4. 
    On Christmas Day, 496 AD, What did Clovus do that helped unite the Franks?
    • A. 

      Killed all of the Jews in France

    • B. 

      Conquered Britain to the North

    • C. 

      Was Baptized Catholic

    • D. 

      Changed his name to Frank

  • 5. 
    Look at the Map: What city is the arrow pointing to that was the capitol of the Byzantine Empire in 527 AD?
    • A. 

      Constantinople

    • B. 

      Milan

    • C. 

      Alexandria

    • D. 

      Justinianton