The Fall of Rome


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How did the emperors Diocletian and Constantine undermine the stability of the Roman Empire?

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1. The economic problems of unsustainable taxation and high inflation are most associated with which of the following causes of the fall of Rome?

2. Which of the following was NOT a reason for the fall of Rome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you develop a deeper understanding of the lesson on the fall of the Roman Empire. For success on the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the factors that contributed to the empire's decline.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Division of the Roman Empire
  • Relocation of the empire's capital
  • Invasion of Rome in 410 CE

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 lesson on the fall of the Roman Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various causes of the empire's fall
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Germanic ruler who conquered Rome in 476 CE

Additional Learning

Our lesson, The Fall of Roman, goes into greater detail about this pivotal historic period. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how the division of the Roman Empire contributed to its fall
  • Understand the impact of internal corruption on Rome's decline
  • Recognize the foreign threats and invasions that hastened the end of the empire