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5 Matching questions

  1. Concrete
  2. Circus
  3. Julius Caesar
  4. Odoacer
  5. Dark Ages
  1. a period without literature and learning. Most culture stopped. The Catholic churches flourished. they welcomed Catholics into the churches. They rewrote the bible which kept writing alive.
  2. b an arena in ancient Rome; the show was also held there.
  3. c (100-44 B.C) Roman political and military leader; became dictator for life in 44 B.C; greatly improved the Roman government; was murdered by Roman senators because of his great power
  4. d a Visigoth general; threw out the last roman emperor and made himself one
  5. e enabled the Romans to build larger structures and they could use it to resist water. Made of cement, water, rock, and sand.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The date that the Senate awarded Octavian the title Augustus which means "highly respected"; he became the first emperor of Rome
  2. Date of Fall of Byzantium; Roman capita which was changed to Constantinople
  3. 3 types of slaves: house slaves: often treated as a member of the family, sometimes get adopted of married into the family, agricolture slaves: had a hard life forced to work in the farming fields, mine slaves: had terrible life worked in dangerous mines. All slaves had no rights.
  4. (A.D 245-316) Emperor of Rome from A.D 284 to 305, reorganized the Roman government
  5. a terrible fire went on in Rome for nine days. Nero blamed the Christians and had them killed which created martyrs which attracted new followers.

5 True/False questions

  1. A.D 476Date of Fall of Byzantium; Roman capita which was changed to Constantinople


  2. Aqueducta system that allows water run through cities and home fro drinking and bathing


  3. This is probably the most important big picture question. After evil and psychotic and psychopathic emperors like Nero we had an amazing emperor like Constantine. He struggled to spread Christianity. It provided comfort and authority at a time when hope for Mighty Rome was about to become a nope. He was a great emperor and it seemed like all was well, but really, all was not. 125 years before the only Christian emperor, Marcus Aurelius, a great emperor known for his wisdom, but apparently not really wise, left his son the infamous Commodus in charge of Rome (180 A.D) He was crazy and savage and loved random bloodshed of soldiers. Crazy. So he began a period of weak and corrupt rulers. Right? They were almost always successful generals and NOT politicians at all. The economy of the government fell to pieces and the senate totally lost it's power. The army began to be made up of mercanaries, people who have no loyalty to serve the army and do it only for pay. The Size of the Empire became a huge problem, but when she stopped conquering lands. no new sources of wealth became available and the taxes grew very heavy. The money was being drained out to pay for a government that simply refused to fight, and unenpliyment rapidly spread. A scarcity of food caused the price of food to go up, so the government began producing more money as coins. With less and less silver, they put less and less in each coin, and they soon became worthless. Lastly, Rome was powerless against the Germanic tribes, or barbarians.Then Romulus Agustuslus, at only 14 came into power, amd Oadacer stepped up and put him on a farm to work like a plebeian.Athens : Greece :: Rome : ____________________


  4. Cicero: (pg. 202): "What sort of thing is the law? It is the kind that cannot be bent by influence, or broken by power, or spoiled by money."He is saying that there is no quiet in Rome even before sunrise. Like every big city.


  5. Roman Citizen: (212): "if the Tiber River reaches the walls, if the Nile fails to rise to the fields, if the sky doesn't move or the Earth does, of there is famine of plague, the cry is at once: "The Christians to the Lions."He is saying that there is no quiet in Rome even before sunrise. Like every big city.