Byzantine vs. Rome: Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic


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Which part of the Roman Empire was the richest?

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1. In which year was the Great Schism?

2. Who appointed priests in the Eastern half of the Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The acceptance of Christianity in the Roman Empire caused a rift between the Pope and the Emperor. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of who had control of the church and events that led to the Great Schism, which separated the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • The Great Schism
  • Priest appointments
  • Leader of the Church
  • Definition of the term 'Catholic'

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Christianity in the Roman Empire in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Catholic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the introduction of Christianity into the Roman Empire

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read the companion lesson called Byzantine vs. Rome: Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic. The lesson, together with this quiz and worksheet, includes the following objectives:

  • Describe effects of Christianity's introduction into the Roman Empire
  • Explain how the parallel structure of Christianity contributed to The Great Schism
  • Discuss how friction between the Emperor and the Pope eventually led to the establishment of separate Catholic and Orthodox churches