5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- why did christianity threaten the roman empire?
- in what ways did the use of slave labor hurt roman agriculture and the roman empire?
- what river was rome built on? how did it contribute to rome's growth?
- how did the lack of new conquests hurt the roman empire?
- what is the Pax Romana? and who led rome into it?
- a with no new conquests there was no new wealth to bring to the government. no new slaves. no new farming land.
- b pax romana was a long period time of roman peace and prosperity. this happened when augustus was in power.
- c The tiber river. the river helped rome have busy trade throughout italy.
- d it threatened because all of the fighting could make it easy for attack and it also could make the government weak. people could break out into war.
- e the soil became difficult to farm on because of warfare and overuse. because slaves worked in the fields romans had no interest in inventing new tools. however no technology could have helped to save the soil. disease and hunger spread throughout the empire and many people died
5 Multiple choice questions
- the capitol stood in between europe and southwest asia. because of this it was a busy center of business and trade. merchants sold stuff on the streets from distant corners of asia, africa, and europe.
- a schism is a official split between two groups. the two different churches fought about their differences. so when they split two different types of christianity were made. The Roman Catholic Church (in the west) and The Orthodox Church (in the east)
- he ruled with a harsh hand or cruelly. they never went back to having a king instead they created a republic government.
5 True/False questions
what caused the transition from Roman Republic to Roman Empire? → 476
why was the Roman republic formed? → he was a powerful ruler of the byzantine empire. he recaptured lost land and expanded the empire. he created a code of laws called the justinian code that regulated much of the byzantine life. he also made a impressive palace for him and his wife theodora.
what was the importance of the major leaders: augustus, constantine, justinian, diocletian, etc? → augustus- pax romana under his power. created good government. his rule had greatest extent of its size and influence. constantine- stopped attacks on christians, and moved the capital from rome to byzantine ( then came known as constantinople) justinian- expanded and recaptured land. created the justinian code. created beautiful buildings (Hagia Sophia- beautiful church) diocletian-split rome into east and west. restored order by ruling with tolerating little opposition.
How did romans gain control over the mediterranean sea? → they used their good army to conquer modern day italy and nearby lands. won against carthage. had power over most of the mediterranean sea
what were the problems that Rome faced, why they existed, and how they contributed to the fall of the empire? → 476