Christianity in Europe: History, Spread & Decline


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Which empire first helped spread Christianity in Europe?

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1. What was the ruler of the Church in the Eastern half of the old Roman Empire called?

2. Which of the following was NOT a challenger to Christianity at some point during its history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the history of Christianity in Europe. Things you'll need to know about to pass the test include the spread of Christianity across Europe and challenges to Christianity throughout history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following:

  • What empire first helped spread Christianity through Europe
  • What the ruler of the church in the Eastern half of the old Roman Empire was called
  • Challenges to Christianity
  • Christianity's relationship with science during the Enlightenment
  • The name given to the division between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of Christianity in Europe
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Great Schism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Protestant Reformation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how and why Christianity spread throughout Europe

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of the religion, review the corresponding lesson on the History of Christianity in Europe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Christianity during the Roman empire
  • Explore the spread of Christianity through Europe
  • Discuss fractures within the Church
  • Learn about the Protestant Reformation
  • Discuss the decline of the Church from 1600 to the present