Emperors of the Severan Dynasty


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Put these emperors in the correct chronological order: Severus Alexander, Septimius, Caracalla

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

2. What is Caracalla remembered for today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Severan Dynasty came to power toward the end of the 2nd century CE. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the Severan emperors and their contributions to the empire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Rome's ruling family from 193-235 CE
  • Septimius Severus' contributions to the Roman military
  • Changes in citizenship during the Severan Dynasty
  • Emperor whose rule was dominated by his mother
  • Legacy of the Severan Dynasty

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Roman history in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reform policies of the Severan Dynasty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Septimius Severus

Additional Learning

To learn more about this Roman ruling family, review the related lesson called Emperors of the Severan Dynasty. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduce the Severan emperors
  • Learn about Septimius Severus and his military and fiscal policies
  • Discuss reform during the joint reign of Geta and Caracalla
  • Discuss Macrinus and Elagabalus