Division of the Roman Empire: Diocletian & the 3rd Century Crisis - Quiz & Worksheet


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During the 3rd Century Crisis, what was a parallel between Syria and Gaul?

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1. The civil war leading to the 3rd Century Crisis was prompted by _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combination will help you gauge your understanding of the factors that led to the period known as the 3rd Century Crisis for the Roman Empire. Passing the quiz requires you to know information such as who ended the crisis and how stability was returned to the Roman Empire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • The dynasty whose end brought about the 3rd Century Crisis
  • Factors contributing to the crisis
  • Aurelian and his military campaign
  • Actions that ended the crisis
  • The Roman credited with ending the crisis and restoring stability in the Empire

Skills Practiced

Practice these important skills while you complete this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - understand the role of Emperor Claudius II and Aurelian in beginning to stabilize the Roman Empire during the crisis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding Diocletian's actions to bring an end to the crisis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the five factors that contributed to the turmoil of the 3rd Century Crisis

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson on the Roman Empire's 3rd Century Crisis to learn more about the topic. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define 3rd Century Crisis, gold solidus, tetrarchy system, and Edict on Maximum Prices
  • Understand each factor that together caused the crisis
  • Identify the role of Severus Alexander in Roman territories splitting off and creating their own factions
  • Explore how Claudius II and Aurelian worked to restore order to the Roman Empire
  • Recognize the actions of Aurelian and Diocletian that ended of the crisis