St. Augustine's City of God


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How would Augustine most likely have answered a Roman Christian who couldn't understand why God would allow their home (Rome) be destroyed?

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1. IN 410 CE Rome was sacked by _____.

2. Which statement would St. Augustine disagree with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

St. Augustine's writing in City of God has a had a dramatic impact on developing modern Christianity, and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson reviews both Roman history and Augustine's views.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Events in ancient Rome
  • Early Christianity
  • Details on St. Augustine

Skills Practiced

These lesson tools will assess your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sacking of Rome in 410 CE
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify St. Augustine's bishopric

Additional Learning

To fully grasp the material, take the time to review the lesson titled St. Augustine's City of God. These lesson objectives are covered in detail:

  • Understand what it means to be a City of the World
  • Discover the circumstances of the sacking of Rome
  • Know about early Christianity in ancient Rome
  • Identify specific details on the life of St. Augustine