Empress Theodora: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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What work did Empress Theodora do, starting at age 12, for most of her teen years?

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1. Why did Theodora leave Constantinople and travel to Libya?

2. How did a lowly actress rise to become the empress of the Byzantine empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Byzantine Empress Theodora is one of the most important female figures in history, despite you probably never having heard of her. This quiz and worksheet will serve as both a helpful study guide and comprehensive assessment of Theodora's life, accomplishments and significance. The assessment questions will help you better understand specific points from Theodora's life that you should know if you want to come away with a thorough understanding of her place in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this assessment to test your knowledge of:

  • Theodora's early life and travels
  • Rise to empress
  • Theodora's written works
  • Legislation she helped pass

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you accurately recall the most important information from Empress Theodora's biography
  • Reading comprehension - use the questions in the assessment to test your understanding of Theodora's impact on Byzantine society, especially in terms of women's history
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding of Empress Theodora's life and accomplishments by answering quiz questions addressing her rise to power and what she did with that power once she attained it

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reviewing the associated lesson called Empress Theodora: Biography, Facts & Quotes. This lesson will specifically teach you about:

  • Theodora's early life
  • Rise to the throne
  • Impact on women's history
  • Notable legislation
  • Theodora's written works