History quiz

Exercises on the Roman Empire - with feedback

Last updated:2022-07-25
Question 01 - UTFPR 2010-2 - Winter - The political history of Rome was marked by several moments of change. Octavius, after having exercised the government with exceptional powers since the war against Mark Antony, executed, in 27 BC, a successful maneuver:he renounced his powers in a session of the Senate. At that same meeting, the Senate not only reaffirmed his powers, but also granted him new titles. This episode marked the beginning of:
A) democracy.
B) republic.
C) dictatorship.
D) monarchy.
E) empire.

Question 02 - UECE-CEV - 2018 - SEDUC-CE - Professor - History - The political-religious action of Theodosius I, after the Edict of Thessalonica, of February 27, 380, seeks to create practical norms for the fulfillment of the new law. As emperor, Todosius I
A) converted to Christianity and condemned the Arian doctrine at the Council of Nicaea.
B) granted wide and unrestricted freedom of worship to Christians.
C) sought to restore the paganism, without using violence against Christians.
D) made Christianity the only official religion of the empire and persecuted the pagans.

Question 03 - FUVEST 2016 - 1st Phase - The empires of the ancient world had wide territorial scope and politically complex structures, which implied increasing administration costs. In the case of the Ancient Roman Empire, examples of these costs are:
a) the expropriations of land from the patricians and the generation of jobs for the plebeians.
b) the investments in the improvement of assistance services and the social security.
c) tax reductions, which were intended to prevent provincial revolts and popular rebellions.
d) the daily expenses of poor families with food, housing, education and health.
>e) military expenditure, public works and road maintenance

Question 04 - UNIFOR - 2001.1 - During the Empire, Rome reached its apogee and the pax romana extended from West to East. This was the time
(A) of external expansion and the conquest of the Mediterranean, responsible for the conflict between the new socioeconomic reality and the old political institutions.
(B) of the emergence and spread of Christianity, which , after bloody persecutions, it became a state religion, in the final phase of the Lower Empire.
(C) of the decline of the Eastern Roman Empire that began with the crisis of the 3rd century and ended with its destruction by the invasions Germanic civilizations.
(D) the construction of the most powerful empire of the Ancient World and the creation of the most perfect Code of Laws known to mankind.
(E) the transformation of Rome into the cradle of Western culture and civilization through the development of philosophy and democracy.

Question 05 - UVA 2010.1 - The disappearance of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century, one of the most colossal that History has ever witnessed, raises a series of debates and doubts. Many reasons contributed to the breakup of the Roman Empire. Among them we can mention
A. the weakening of the government, caused by the struggles for power.
B. the concentration in the hands of the patricians of the religious, political and juridical rights.
C. the idea of ​​absolute state authority.
D. the application of the jus civile to all the populations of the empire.

Question 06 - UTFPR 2006-1 - Integrated - For a millennium, the Mediterranean Basin suffered strong domination by Rome, through political and cultural hegemony in the vast area that surrounds it. However, from the 3rd century AD onwards, the Roman Empire entered a continuous process of weakening. Which of the following justifies its downfall?
A) Corruption in the administrative machine and weakening of the army.
B) Mining crisis and the wars against the Greeks.
C) Reduced taxes and diffusion of Christian doctrine.
D) Slave revolts and weakening of the army.
E) The ideals of freedom among conquered peoples and the Bread and Circus Policy.

Question 07 - UFT 2018.1 - Transfer - Historiography on the process of decay of the Roman Empire indicates that the expression “barbarian peoples” was conceived by the Romans to refer to peoples who had not become Romanized and who did not speak Latin or Greek. Among the European barbarians were:
(A) Franks, Visigoths, Saxons and Ostrogoths.
(B) Sumerians, Akkadians, Amorites, Chaldeans.
(C) Phoenicians, Persians, Egyptians, Chaldeans.
(D) Kushites, Shiites, Islamists, Sumerians.
(E) Aztecs, Mayans, Incas, Amorites.

Question 08 - UVA 2007.1 - Rome was the seat of a mighty empire. But it decayed with the passage of time. In the year 476, a foreign people, whom the Romans called barbarians, conquered it. This event marked the:
A. Early Ancient Age
B. Early Middle Ages
C. end of the Middle Ages
D. end of the Modern Age

Question 09 - UFPR 2019 - Read the excerpt below, written by Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in 410, about the devastation of Rome:
No, brothers, I do not deny what happened in Rome. Horrible things are announced to us:devastation, fires, prey, deaths and torments of men. It is true. We heard many reports, we groaned and we cried a lot for all this, we cannot console ourselves in the face of so many misfortunes that befell the city.
(Saint Augustine. Sermon on the devastation of Rome. Translation by Jean Lauand. Available at:. Accessed August 11, 2018.)
Considering the knowledge about the history of the Roman Empire (27 BC – 476 AD) and information from the above, mark the alternative that places the historical context in which the problems reported about Rome and their consequences for the Empire occurred, between the 4th and 5th centuries.
a) It is about the context of the invasions of the Visigothic peoples, being one of the causes of the end of the Eastern Roman Empire.
b) This is the context of the looting of vandals, being one of the causes of the end of the Holy Roman Empire.
c) This is the context of the looting of the Ostrogoths peoples, being one of the causes of the end of the Byzantine Empire.
d) This is the context of the incorporation of Viking peoples, being one of the causes of the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the East.
e) This is the context of the invasions of barbarian peoples, being one of the causes of the end of the Western Roman Empire.

Question 10 - Mackenzie 2014 - Day 1 - The Mediterranean Sea was the largest of all Roman circulation routes and it resulted in the formation of the Roman Empire (27 BC to 476 AD). Regarding this important achievement for Roman civilization, mark the correct alternative.
a) The elimination of the Carthaginian hegemony over the region, in addition to allowing Rome to dominate the Mediterranean trade , made it possible to increase the dynamism of the slave structure, which required manpower resulting from the conquests.
b) After the Roman defeat in the Punic Wars, when the Phoenicians and Carthaginians occupied the Strait of Gibraltar, the The only way out to continue the expansion process was the conquest of the Mediterranean Sea.
c) The population explosion and internal conflicts with the urban populace demanded expansionist measures on the part of the government to to establish Roman colonies outside the Italian peninsula in order to minimize social tensions.
d) The need for expansion of Christianity, which from the 4th century onwards became the religion official of the Roman Empire, involved the dissemination of the principles of this new doctrine to the barbarian peoples.
e) The growing production of cereals during the Roman empire, especially wheat, led to the expansion of its borders, since it was necessary to be sold to the other Roman provinces.
Question 11 - UESPI 2011 - Rome's excellent geographical location helped in the formation and growth of its empire. Located in the center of Italy, Rome:A) had good places for ports, which favored the development of commerce. B) recalled the geographical formation of Greece and its maritime activities. C) dedicated himself to agriculture, as the fertile soil he had at his disposal facilitated progress in this area. D) limited itself to organizing a powerful army, concerned with the political administration of the city. E) showed the strength of a democratic society in the constitution of its wealth.
01 - E
02 - D
03 - E
04 - B
05 - A
06 - A
07 - A
08 - B
09 - E
10 - A11 - C