Germanic Tribes: Invasion in Rome


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What did the Visigoths and Ostrogoths had in common?

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1. Which statement correctly assesses the impact of the Germanic invasions into the Roman Empire?

2. When a person purposely destroys property, which Germanic tribe are they acting like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your understanding of the various Germanic tribes around the time of their invasion of Rome. You will need to know key characteristics of each tribe to do well on these assessment questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics, leaders, and homelands of key groups, such as:

  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Visigoths
  • Franks
  • Goths
  • Vandals

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Germanic tribes and the invasion of Rome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the area of the Goth's origin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the group that had a cultural fusion with Romans in France

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, entitled Germanic Tribes: Invasion of Rome, contains additional information about this subject. It will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the characteristics of the Roman Empire around the first century BCE
  • Identify the origins and characteristics of five Germanic tribes:
    • Visigoths
    • Ostrogoths
    • Vandals
    • Franks
    • Anglo-Saxons
  • Evaluate the legacy of each tribe's influence on Rome