The Division Of Rome And The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire

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The Division of the Roman Empire and the Fall of the Western Roman Empire Quiz


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  • 1. 

    The period of time when the Roman Empire faced many struggles and hardships that almost lead the empire to collapse is often called:

    • A.

      The Great Struggle

    • B.

      The Challenge of Carthage

    • C.

      The Crisis of the Third Century

    • D.

      Transformation of the Third Century

    Correct Answer
    C. The Crisis of the Third Century
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Crisis of the Third Century." During this period, which lasted from 235 to 284 AD, the Roman Empire faced numerous challenges, including economic instability, military conflicts, political instability, and invasions from various barbarian tribes. These struggles almost led to the collapse of the empire, as it faced internal divisions and external threats. The Crisis of the Third Century marked a significant turning point in Roman history and had a profound impact on the empire's future trajectory.

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  • 2. 

    After the emperor ________________ was murdered, Rome was faced with fifty years of unprecedented crisis.

    • A.

      Constantine I

    • B.

      Diocletian

    • C.

      Theodosius

    • D.

      Alexander Severus

    Correct Answer
    D. Alexander Severus
    Explanation
    After the emperor Alexander Severus was murdered, Rome was faced with fifty years of unprecedented crisis. This suggests that Alexander Severus's death had significant consequences for the stability and well-being of Rome. The murder of a ruler could lead to power struggles, political instability, and social unrest, all of which could contribute to a prolonged period of crisis.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not one of the stuggles, provided in the PowerPoint, that Rome faced after the death of Alexander Severus?

    • A.

      Invasions

    • B.

      Plague

    • C.

      Civil War

    • D.

      Climate Change

    • E.

      Economic Collapse

    Correct Answer
    D. Climate Change
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Climate Change. The PowerPoint presentation listed several struggles that Rome faced after the death of Alexander Severus, including invasions, plague, civil war, and economic collapse. However, climate change was not mentioned as one of the struggles.

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  • 4. 

    After ascending to power and recognizing the Roman Empire was too vast for one person to govern, ______________ split the empire in two and created the tetrarchy.

    Correct Answer
    diocletian, Diocletian
    Explanation
    After ascending to power and recognizing the Roman Empire was too vast for one person to govern, Diocletian split the empire in two and created the tetrarchy.

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  • 5. 

    The reason provided in the PowerPoint for instituting the tetrarcy:

    • A.

      To strengthen control of the army

    • B.

      To fight the Persians and other invaders by creating a 150,000 manned army

    • C.

      To provide a detailed set of laws to govern the Roman citizens

    • D.

      To create a system of orderly succession free from assassinations, chaos, and civil war

    • E.

      Both A and D

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and D". The reason provided in the PowerPoint for instituting the tetrarchy was to strengthen control of the army and to create a system of orderly succession free from assassinations, chaos, and civil war. By instituting the tetrarchy, the Roman Empire aimed to have a strong and centralized military force under their control, while also ensuring a smooth transition of power without the risk of internal conflicts or power struggles. This would help maintain stability and prevent the empire from being weakened by external threats or internal divisions.

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  • 6. 

    Constantine the Great legalized ____________ throughout the Roman Empire in 313 A.D. with the Edict of Milan

    Correct Answer
    Christianity, christianity, christians, Christians
    Explanation
    Constantine the Great issued the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., which legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. This decree granted religious freedom to Christians and put an end to the persecution they had faced for centuries. As a result, Christianity was able to flourish and gain widespread acceptance, eventually becoming the dominant religion in the Roman Empire.

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  • 7. 

    The last emperor to rule over the united Eastern and Western Roman Empires, was ____________, who ruled from 379 A.D. to his death in 395 A.D.

    • A.

      Constantius

    • B.

      Claudius

    • C.

      Domitian I

    • D.

      Julius Caesar

    • E.

      Theodosius I

    Correct Answer
    E. Theodosius I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theodosius I. Theodosius I was the last emperor to rule over both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. He ruled from 379 A.D. until his death in 395 A.D.

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