The Pope in Early Christianity


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Which apostle eventually started the Catholic Church in Rome and is considered the first Pope?

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1. The conversion of what Roman emperor allowed Christianity and the Roman bishopric to flourish?

2. Despite there being several important centers of early Christianity, the bishopric of _____ became the most important and became the papacy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the role of the pope in early Christianity. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the current home and early history of the papacy as well as the apostle considered to be the first pope.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Apostle considered to be the first pope
  • Roman emperor who converted to Christianity
  • Home and history of the papacy
  • Treatment of early Christians

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the role of the pope in early Christianity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Roman emperor whose conversion to Christianity helped the faith expand
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the challenges early Christians faced
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first pope

Additional Learning

To learn more about Christian history, review the accompanying lesson titled The Pope in Early Christianity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the early history of the papacy
  • Identify the first pope
  • Know Constantine's influence in the rise of Christianity