Constantine & the Eastern Roman Empire


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When Rome fell to outside invaders, which emperor moved the empire eastward?

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1. The city of Byzantium was renamed _____.

2. The Eastern Roman Empire is also known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Constantine was a Roman emperor known for many social, political and economic reforms, but his move East to Byzantium, which he subsequently renamed Constantinople, may have been his most significant contribution to history. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the origins of the Eastern Roman Empire, its capital Constantinople and the factors that allowed it to flourish for centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Another name for the Eastern Roman Empire
  • The original city that became Constantinople
  • Facts about the Eastern Roman Empire

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Constantine and the start of the Eastern Roman Empire
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the Eastern Roman Empire to answer questions about why it was able to thrive while old Rome crumbled
  • Making connections - examine how Christianity contributed to the stability and success of the Eastern Roman Empire

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Constantine and the Eastern Roman Empire. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the advantages of the location of Constantinople
  • Know the Roman practices and traditions Constantine brought to Constantinople
  • Recognize the effect Christianity had on the Eastern Roman Empire
  • Explore the social welfare programs that helped bolster the new Eastern Roman Empire
  • Know key dates related to the Eastern Roman Empire