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The Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Select the best description of the result of the economic depression of the 3rd Century Crisis.

Question 2 2. Which statement correctly analyzes Augustus' relationship to poetry?

Question 3 3. What kind of artwork was found in early Christian catacombs?

Question 4 4. Which of these men did not rule during the Year of the Four Emperors?

Question 5 5. Which emperor was the only one of the Nervan-Antonine Dynasty to be assassinated?

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Question 6 6. In what way is 'The Aeneid' similar to Christianity?

Question 7 7. The proscriptions of the second triumvirate placed the members of the triumvirate in positions of incredible wealth and power. Their power over the senate is evidenced by Octavian:

Question 8 8. What are the benefits and drawbacks of a standing army?

Question 9 9. Which of the following was NOT a reason for the fall of Rome?

Question 10 10. Which one of these measures was instituted by Constantine?

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Question 11 11. The economic problems of unsustainable taxation and high inflation are most associated with which of the following causes of the fall of Rome?

Question 12 12. The name basilica came to incorporate the entire church with all of its additions. The original long colonnade with an apse at one end came to be known as...

Question 13 13. Which statement would St. Augustine disagree with?

Question 14 14. How was the early Christian Church similar to Judaism?

Question 15 15. Why was Octavian's name changed to Augustus?

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Question 16 16. What event marks the end of the Roman Empire?

Question 17 17. Which of the following names was used by the first emperor of Rome?

Question 18 18. Why did Constantine initially convert to Christianity around 312CE?

Question 19 19. Who of these was not one of the Five Good Emperors of Rome?

Question 20 20. Why did St. Augustine write The City of God?

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Question 21 21. How is Aeneas different from Odysseus?

Question 22 22. How would Augustine most likely have answered a Roman Christian who couldn't understand why God would allow their home (Rome) be destroyed?

Question 23 23. What was the earliest Christian symbol?

Question 24 24. This picture depicts what part of a church?

Question 25 25. How did Constantinism revise the role of the church and state?

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Question 26 26. What was common to the Five Good Emperors of Rome, with the exception of Nerva?

Question 27 27. Which event contributed the most to Tiberius' eventual execution by his own guard?

Question 28 28. How did Ovid's retelling of Roman history differ from Horace and Virgil's?

Question 29 29. Why did Virgil rewrite Roman history?

Question 30 30. The 'freaky disease' of the 3rd Century Crisis was actually known as _____.

The Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter Exam Instructions

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