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Constitution of the Roman Empire: Quiz


Question 1: [1] After the fall of the Roman Republic, the constitutional balance of power shifted from the Roman Senate to the ________.
Roman EmpireByzantine EmpireWestern Roman EmpireRoman Emperor

Question 2: The most significant constitutional development that occurred during the reign of ________ was the revival of the republican principle of collegiality,[41] as he made his brother, L.
HadrianTrajanMarcus AureliusLucius Verus

Question 3: Octavian was allowed to remain Roman Consul (the chief-executive under the old Republic), and was also allowed to retain his tribunician powers (similar to those of the ________, or chief representatives of the people).
Ancient RomeTribuneCursus honorumRoman Republic

Question 4: [29] The assembly ratified imperial decrees, starting with the emperor ________, and continuing until the emperor Domitian.
Roman EmperorAugustusTiberiusClaudius

Question 5: The senate then granted Octavian a unique grade of Proconsular command authority (________) for a period of ten years.
Byzantine EmpireCursus honorumDecemviriImperium

Question 6: [17] Due to the demands of the army, however, ________ was ultimately declared emperor.

Question 7: [39] When Nerva died in January of 98, ________ succeeded him without opposition.
Lucius VerusHadrianMarcus AureliusTrajan

Question 8: While the ________ continued to meet after the founding of the empire, their powers were all transferred to the senate, and so senatorial decrees (senatus consulta) acquired the full force of law.
Century AssemblyRoman assembliesRoman MagistratesRoman Constitution

Question 9: While the machinery of the ________ continued to exist well into the life of the empire,[29] the assembly lost all of its practical relevance.
Roman assembliesCentury AssemblyRoman ConstitutionTribal Assembly

Question 10: In the years after 30 BC, Octavian set out to reform the ________.
Roman SenateRoman lawCentury AssemblyRoman Constitution


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