The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity


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Why did Constantine initially convert to Christianity around 312CE?

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1. How did the Edict of Milan impact the Christians?

2. How did Constantinism revise the role of the church and state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet evaluate your understanding of Constantine's conversion and the rise of Christianity. Topics you'll review for the quiz include the Edict of Milan and the Council of Nicaea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to examine your knowledge of:

  • Constantine's reason for converting
  • The effects of the Edict of Milan
  • Events instituted by Constantine
  • Definition of Constantinism
  • Purpose of the Council of Nicaea

Skills Practiced

These skills will be tested with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the conversion of Constantine and the ascent of Christianity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the traditions formalized under Constantine
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Edict of Milan and Constantinism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the cause of Constantine's conversion

Additional Learning

To find out more about this period of history, refer to the accompanying lesson called The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity. Objectives that the lesson covers include:

  • Identify the traditional tale of Constantine's cause for conversion
  • Understand the process of Christianity's legalization in the Roman Empire
  • Recognize the corruption that followed the Edict of Milan
  • Understand the importance and effects of the Council of Nicaea