The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

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The eventual split between the Christian Church of Rome and the Christian Church of Constantinople is known as the _____.

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1. Why was it popular in Byzantine Christianity to pray to icons?

2. What religious council controversially raised the bishop in Constantinople to the same level as the Pope in Rome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Byzantine Church was the result of the splitting between the Christian Church of Constantinople from the Church of Rome. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors contributing to this split and the practices of the Byzantine Church.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The split between the Christian Church of Rome and the Christian Church of Constantinople
  • Worship practices in Byzantine Christianity
  • Controversies of the Byzantine Church
  • Important figures in the church
  • The spread of Christianity in the Byzantine Empire

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the spread of Christianity in the Byzantine empire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major events in early Christianity
  • Making connections - correlate historical events with the major shifts in early Christianity

Additional Learning

To learn more about Byzantine Christianity, review the accompanying lesson on The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the spread of Christianity through the Byzantine Empire
  • Explains the history of the split between the Church of Rome and the Church of Constantinople
  • Details the unique beliefs and practices of the Byzantine Church
  • Details unique and important figureheads in early Christianity
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