Rome Early Christianity

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Rome Early Christianity

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What role did religion play in the decline of the Roman Empire?
    • A. 

      Monotheistic religions in areas of Roman expansion believed in an authority higher than the emperor.

    • B. 

      Pagan festivals bankrupted the treasury.

    • C. 

      Soldiers in the army adopted religion and refused to fight.

    • D. 

      Construction of new Christian churches bankrupted the treasury.

  • 2. 
    What do Judaism and Christianity have in common? 
    • A. 

      Both are monotheistic religions.

    • B. 

      Both have their roots in Jewish traditions.

    • C. 

      Jesus was Jewish.

    • D. 

      Both believe Jesus is the savior.

    • E. 

      Both believe that Jesus is the son of God

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the ways Jews responded to Roman rule? 
    • A. 

      Avoided the Romans.

    • B. 

      Fought against the Romans.

    • C. 

      Set up their own communities and lived apart from the Romans.

    • D. 

      They elected their own governor, separate from the Roman governor.

  • 4. 
    The twelve men that followed Jesus were called _____________. 
    • A. 

      Three wise men

    • B. 

      Parables

    • C. 

      Gladiators

    • D. 

      Apostles

  • 5. 
    What events led to the Jewish diaspora?
    • A. 

      In 132 CE, the Romans forced the Jews out of Jerusalem and told them they could never return.

    • B. 

      A series of military defeats at the hands of the Roman army led to the Jewish diaspora.‚Äč

    • C. 

      Roman expansion led to overcrowding in the cities and that led to the Jewish diaspora.

    • D. 

      The rise of Islam in the middle east led to the Jewish diaspora.

    • E. 

      The Jews were tired of Roman rule and high taxes.

  • 6. 
    Jesus often used simple stories called ________ to give messages. 
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Gospels

    • C. 

      Patricians

    • D. 

      Parables

  • 7. 
    The bishop of Rome has the title of __________.
    • A. 

      Pope

    • B. 

      Christ

    • C. 

      Patron

    • D. 

      Sole Mio

  • 8. 
    Why did Augustine call the church a “city of God?” 
    • A. 

      He believed the church was a place that one could take refuge and find security and peace.

    • B. 

      He believed the church should be at the center of daily life.

    • C. 

      He believed every city should have a church in its town center.

    • D. 

      He called the church a "city of god" because church leaders were called "mayors."

  • 9. 
    What role did Paul and Augustine play in the early Christian church?  
    • A. 

      Both writers explained and defended the teachings of Christianity.

    • B. 

      Both writers founded monastic orders.

    • C. 

      Both writers became martyrs.

    • D. 

      Both writers had their work published in the Bible.

  • 10. 
    Which emperor outlawed pagan religions and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire?       
    • A. 

      Theodosius.

    • B. 

      Plutonium

    • C. 

      Constantine

    • D. 

      Severus

  • 11. 
    Which Roman emperor declared religious freedom throughout the empire?     
    • A. 

      Theodosius

    • B. 

      Liberta

    • C. 

      Severus

    • D. 

      Constantine

  • 12. 
    Where did early Christian meetings take place? 
    • A. 

      Early Christian meetings took place in the homes of the worshipers.

    • B. 

      Early Christian meetings took place near rivers

    • C. 

      Early Christian meetings took place in cathedrals.

    • D. 

      Early Christian meetings took place in synagogues.

  • 13. 
    Who were the disciples?
    • A. 

      The disciples were the first professional ultimate player.

    • B. 

      The disciples were the inventors of frisbee golf.

    • C. 

      The disciples were the early followers who traveled with Jesus.

    • D. 

      The disciples were the Roman guards who arrested Jesus.

  • 14. 
    What are some reasons that Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire in the centuries following the death of Jesus?
    • A. 

      The empire had a system of good roads.

    • B. 

      Most people in the empire spoke a common language.

    • C. 

      Christianity offered its followers hope of a better life.

    • D. 

      Christians did not have to pay taxes.

  • 15. 
    Early followers of Jesus were Jewish.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Why did the Romans try to stop Christianity from spreading?
    • A. 

      Rome saw the new religion as a dangerous threat to its empire.

    • B. 

      Christians refused to worship the emperor as a god.

    • C. 

      Christians refused to serve in the Roman army and were against war as a way to solve problems.

    • D. 

      Christians refused to pay taxes.

  • 17. 
    What event led Constantine to loosen the laws related to Christianity?     
    • A. 

      He had a vision of a cross before winning an important battle.

    • B. 

      His wife was a Christian.

    • C. 

      His mother was a Christian.

    • D. 

      His son dreamed in which Constantine was crucified.

  • 18. 
    Which of Constantine's actions led to greater acceptance of Christianity.       
    • A. 

      He built more churches.

    • B. 

      He outlawed pagan religions.

    • C. 

      He allowed Christians to work in government and serve in the army.

    • D. 

      He allowed Christians to stop paying taxes.

  • 19. 
    What does the word "Christ" mean in Greek?
    • A. 

      In Greek, Christ means Jesus.

    • B. 

      In Greek, Christ means "chosen one."

    • C. 

      In Greek, Christ means "teacher."

    • D. 

      In Greek, Christ means "body of god."

  • 20. 
    What crime did the Romans charge Jesus with?
    • A. 

      Skipping out on the tab for the last supper.

    • B. 

      Disloyalty to the Roman government.

    • C. 

      Operating a church without a license.

    • D. 

      Witchcraft for performing miracles.