Ancient History: Rome : Wars, Conflicts, and Uprisings

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

In what year did the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy begin?

Possible Answers:

284 CE

324 CE

306 CE

476 CE

Correct answer:

306 CE

Explanation:

The Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy refers to a series of bloody conflicts between the so-called "co-Emperors" of Rome. The conflicts began in 306 CE when the elevation of Severus to Emperor was hotly contested. The conflicts finally ceased in 324 CE, when Constantine emerged as the sole Emperor of Rome.

Example Question #2 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

Which of these statements about the Battle of Adrianople is accurate?

Possible Answers:

It ended in victory for forces of Attila the Hun.

It was fought between two competing ruling dynasties of the Roman Empire.

It ended with the death of Marcus Crassus.

It ended with the death of Marcus Lepidus.

It ended in victory for the Goth rebels.

Correct answer:

It ended in victory for the Goth rebels.

Explanation:

The Battle of Adrianople was fought between the forces of the Eastern Roman Empire and an alliance of Gothic barbarian rebels. It took place in the latter years of the fourth century and was a crucial turning point which contributed to the decline of the Western Roman Empire. The Battle of Adrianople ended in victory for the Goth rebels and defeat for the forces of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Example Question #3 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

The Battle of Adrianople was a notable conflict __________.

Possible Answers:

in the decline of the Roman Empire

in the Gallic Wars

in the decline of the Roman Republic

in the war between Rome and Parthia

in the Wars of the Second Triumvirate

Correct answer:

in the decline of the Roman Empire

Explanation:

The Battle of Adrianople was part of the wider Gothic Wars which devastated the Roman Empire in the latter years of the fourth century. The Battle of Adrianople is generally considered to be a turning point which contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. The Battle of Adrianople witnessed the defeat of the forces of the Eastern Roman Empire by the barbarian forces of the Goths and other tribes. It greatly weakened the power and prestige of the Roman Empire.

Example Question #4 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

The Battle of Chrysopolis __________.

Possible Answers:

ended the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy

began the Social War

began the First Punic War

ended the Civil Wars of the Second Triumvirate

led to the Roman conquest of Dacia and Parthia

Correct answer:

ended the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy

Explanation:

The Battle of Chrysopolis was fought in 324 CE between the forces of Constantine and the forces of Licinius. Licinius and Constantine were both rulers of the Tetrarchy and, as the efficacy of the Tetrarchy dissolved, came to be political rivals. Victory at Chrysopolis allowed Constantine to consolidate his power as the sole Emperor of Rome and ended the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy.

Example Question #5 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge contributed to the rise to power of __________.

Possible Answers:

Augustus Caesar

Diocletian

Constantine

Justinian I

Caligula

Correct answer:

Constantine

Explanation:

The Battle of Milvian Bridge was part of the Civil War of the Tetrarchy. It was fought in 312 CE, between the forces of Constantine and the forces of Maxentius. It ended with the death of Maxentius and victory for Constantine’s forces. It was instrumental in the rise to power of Constantine.

Example Question #6 : Wars, Conflicts, And Uprisings

Many Germanic tribes were displaced in the fifth century by __________.

Possible Answers:

pillaging raids led by Viking invaders

the conquests of Attila the Hun

settlers from the Parthian Empire

ecological disaster

settlers from the Roman Empire

Correct answer:

the conquests of Attila the Hun

Explanation:

Atilla the Hun was the leader of the Hunnic Empire during the middle of the fifth century. The Huns were a nomadic people who led a series of devastating attacks on the barbarian populations of eastern and central Europe. These attacks led to a massive displacement of the Germanic people who were forced to migrate further into the heart of the Roman Empire to escape Atilla’s catastrophic raids. This contributed to the weakening of the Roman Empire, particularly in the west. Attila invaded Italy in 451 CE, but was stopped before he could sack the city of Rome.

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