Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

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As the Roman Empire began to decline, was there anything that gave its citizens a sense of security?

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1. How was Islam similar to the Catholic Church at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire?

2. What was the eventual outcome of the resurgence of classic learning as promoted through the use of classical texts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the factors that led to the fall of one of history's most powerful empires and the global effects that followed. Topics you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include Roman law and the Crusades.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Codification of Roman law
  • Pope's role after Rome's fall
  • Forces that invaded the Roman Empire in the 5th century
  • Division of the Catholic Church
  • The texts that Christian soldiers were introduced to during the Crusades

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 related lesson on the Church and Byzantium after the fall of Rome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the division of the Catholic Church
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the forces that precipitated the Roman Empire's fall

Additional Learning

To learn more about this turbulent era of history, review the accompanying lesson on The Church & Byzantium After the Fall of Rome. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the geo-political climate during the era before and after the fall of the Roman Empire
  • Recognize the issues that led to the division of the Catholic Church
  • Understand how the Islamic world developed during that period
  • Identify the key figures and cultures highlighted in the lesson
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