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The Legacy of the Roman Empire

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  • Q1
    The U.S. motto of E pluribus unum is an example of a proverb.
    suffix
    prefix
    Latin
    numeral
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following shows Roman influence in architecture?
    paved roads
    the U.S. Capitol building
    the water system in Segovia, Spain
    gravel roads
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the term for a painting made on moist plaster?
    portrait
    mosaic
    cameo
    fresco
    30s
  • Q4
    Why was the size of the Roman Empire a problem that contributed to the empire’s fall?
    empire was empty land/no population
    empire was dry land that could not support farming
    hard to defend
    needed many emperors to rule the empire
    30s
  • Q5
    Why is it important to learn about the Roman Empire when studying medieval history?
    preserved aspects of Roman culture
    lasted throughout medieval history
    fall of empire ended the medieval period
    eliminated aspects of Roman culture
    30s
  • Q6
    Which emperor moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium?
    Caligula
    Nero
    Constantine
    Caesar Augustus
    30s
  • Q7
    Which is true of Roman architecture?
    built a temple called the Colosseum
    invented concrete
    built more than 50,000 miles of roads
    first to use concrete
    30s
  • Q8
    The Latin prefix "semi" means...? As in the word "semicircle".
    half
    across
    before
    after
    30s
  • Q9
    Historians consider the fall of Rome as
    the beginning of ancient history
    the beginning of the Middle Ages
    the end of the Middle Ages
    the end of Roman influence on history
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following is accurate about Greco-Roman art?
    Renaissance artists revived the style after the empire fell
    Romans avoided making sculptures of the human form.
    American artists avoided imitating Greco-Roman art styles.
    The use of Greco-Roman art forms ended with the fall of the Roman Empire.
    30s
  • Q11
    Small pieces of glass or tile can be found in which type of art form?
    sculpture
    fresco
    cameo
    mosaic
    30s
  • Q12
    At the height of the Roman Empire, the Roman world was generally
    peaceful
    at war
    poor
    thinly populated
    30s
  • Q13
    The Roman numeral "III" represents?
    three
    four
    one
    tw
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of these is an element of architecture used by Romans?
    bridge
    aqueduct
    dome
    road
    30s
  • Q15
    By 500 C.E., the western half of the Roman Empire fell, due in part to political instability. Which of these is an example of political instability?
    high taxes
    growing crime rate
    unemployment
    leadership conflicts
    30s

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