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Architectural Time Period Review: BC, BCE, AD, CE

Quiz by Lisa Berkery

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  • Q1
    Which abbreviation is used to denote years before the birth of Jesus Christ in a non-religious context?
    BPE (Before Prehistoric Era)
    BDE (Before Date Era)
    BCC (Before Christian Calendar)
    BME (Before Modern Era)
    BCE (Before Common Era)
    30s
  • Q2
    What event marks the starting point for counting years in the AD (Anno Domini) system?
    The coronation of a Roman emperor
    The death of Jesus Christ
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    The fall of the Roman Empire
    The beginning of the Middle Ages
    30s
  • Q3
    What do the labels AD, BC, CE, and BCE stand for when used in historical dating?
    AD stands for Anno Domini, BC stands for Before Christ, CE stands for Common Era, and BCE stands for Before Common Era
    After Death, Before Date, Before Era, Common Era
    Anno Domini, Before Date, Common Era, Before Christ
    AC, BD, EC, BE
    After Death, Before Christ, After Era, Before Common Era
    30s
  • Q4
    What do the letters AD stand for in historical dating?
    Annual Division
    Anno Domini
    Advanced Era
    After Death
    Ancient Date
    30s
  • Q5
    In the historical dating system, what does the abbreviation CE stand for?
    Common Era
    Cultural Event
    Century Epoch
    Civilization Era
    Christian Era
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the significance of the term BCE (Before Common Era) in historical dating?
    BCE marks the coronation of a Roman emperor.
    BCE signifies the fall of the Roman Empire.
    BCE represents the beginning of the Middle Ages.
    BCE denotes the end of the prehistoric era.
    BCE is a non-religious alternative to BC for numbering years before the birth of Jesus Christ.
    30s
  • Q7
    Which abbreviation is used to denote years after the birth of Jesus Christ in the historical dating system?
    AM (After Modern)
    AD (Anno Domini)
    AC (After Christ)
    AE (After Era)
    AN (After Nomination)
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the purpose of using the labels AD and BC in historical dating?
    AD indicates years after the death of Jesus Christ, while BC represents years before his death.
    AD marks significant events in world history, while BC signifies insignificant occurrences.
    AD signifies years after the fall of the Roman Empire, while BC marks years before its rise.
    AD is used to designate years after the birth of Jesus Christ, while BC is used to denote years before his birth, establishing a chronological timeline in history.
    AD represents years after the Middle Ages, while BC denotes years before the Renaissance period.
    30s
  • Q9
    What event do the terms 'AD' and 'BC' center around in the historical dating system?
    The fall of the Roman Empire
    The coronation of Julius Caesar
    The discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    The construction of the Great Wall of China
    30s
  • Q10
    Why were the terms BCE and CE introduced as alternatives to BC and AD in historical dating?
    To emphasize the religious significance of historical dating
    To introduce more complexity into historical timelines
    To confuse historians with new abbreviations
    Some people sought non-religious alternatives to BC and AD for chronological dating, leading to the adoption of BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) to provide a neutral and inclusive system.
    To simplify the historical dating system
    30s

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