Ancient History: Rome : Rulers

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Ancient History: Rome

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Rulers

What expedition marked the end of Constantine's reign over Rome?

Possible Answers:

The Hun Expedition

None of these

Capture of the Vikings

The British Expedition

The Armenian Expedition

Correct answer:

The British Expedition

Explanation:

The only correct answer here is the British expedition which marks the end of Constantine's favorable rule over Rome. The Hun expedition did not occur until Theodosius took reign. You may have chosen the Armenian expedition because of the close geographic location of the countries. If you chose the Viking option, remember to think about the time frame of Constantine's rule

Example Question #2 : Rulers

Which of these emperors divided Rome into an eastern and western empire?

Possible Answers:

Augustus Caesar

Julius Caesar

Constantine

Marcus Aurelius

Diocletian

Correct answer:

Diocletian

Explanation:

The Crisis of the Third Century had made it abundantly clear to Rome’s ruling class that the size of the empire had grown too unwieldy. The Emperor Diocletian came up with a solution to this problem in 285 CE, when he divided the Roman Empire into an eastern empire and a western empire. The Western Roman Empire would continue for another couple of centuries, whilst the Eastern Roman Empire would persist for more than a thousand years.

Example Question #3 : Rulers

Theodosius I __________.

Possible Answers:

was executed on the orders of Attila the Hun

All of these statements about Theodosius I are correct.

divided the Roman Empire into an eastern half and a western half

made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire

destroyed the Goths in the Gothic Wars

Correct answer:

made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire

Explanation:

Theodosius I is most notable for making Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Theodosius was the last emperor to rule both the western and eastern divisions of the Roman Empire.

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