Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires


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Which of these empires was founded first?

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1. Who was the first emperor of Rome?

2. Which empire rose out of the eastern half of the Roman Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of the ancient world was largely defined by its notable empires. However, despite the greatness these empires achieved, they all had to fall sooner or later. You can use this online quiz and worksheet to see what you know about several of the most significant empires from ancient times, including their timelines and significant leaders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test yourself on:

  • The timeline of each empire
  • Roman Emperors
  • The empire that rose from the Roman Empire
  • Victories of one empire over another
  • The founders of each empire

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall make sure that you can accurately recall the major empires of the ancient world and their places in a historical timeline
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you understand the circumstances surrounding the rise and fall of specific empires
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of ancient history to identify key figures associated with specific empires

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this subject by reading the associated lesson called Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires. In this lesson you can do the following:

  • View maps showing each Mediterranean empire at its greatest extent
  • Learn about the form of government in early Rome
  • Understand the role of religion in the fall of the Byzantine Empire
  • Explore the importance of the Turkish War of Independence related to the Ottoman Empire