The History of the Roman Constitution


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What was unique to the Roman Constitution?

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1. During which period was the Roman Constitution in use?

2. Why wasn't the Roman Constitution written down?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the history of the Roman Constitution. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the qualities of the Roman Constitution as well as the offices that came into being during the lifetime of the Roman Constitution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The unique qualities of the Roman Constitution
  • The period when the Roman Constitution was used
  • The reason the Roman Constitution wasn't written down
  • How Romans limited power of elected officials
  • Offices added to the Roman government during the lifetime of the Roman Constitution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the history of the Roman Constitution and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding this key element of Roman government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origins and features of the Roman Constitution and the impact it had on Roman government

Additional Learning

To learn more about Roman history, review the accompanying lesson on The History of the Roman Constitution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the origins of the Roman Constitution
  • Define consul and understand how a consul was elected
  • Know how concepts in our own government such as the filibuster and term limits had their origins in the Roman Constitution