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Decline of the Roman Empire: Quiz


Question 1: Bartlett sees the result as a form of state ________.
MarxismKarl MarxSocialismSocialist state

Question 2: The French historian Lucien Musset, studying the ________, argues the civilization of Medieval Europe emerged from a synthesis between the Graeco-Roman world and the Germanic civilizations penetrating the Roman Empire.
Migration periodMiddle AgesEarly Middle AgesByzantine Empire

Question 3: Later, the Plague of Justinian may have been the first instance of ________.
Plague (disease)CholeraBrucellosisBubonic plague

Question 4: In the 19th century socialist and anti-socialist theorists tended to blame ________ and other political problems.
DecadenceDandyDecadent movementMarxism

Question 5: Saint Augustine wrote The City of God partly as an answer to critics who blamed the sack of Rome by the Visigoths on the abandonment of the traditional ________ religions.
PaganismPrehistoric religionPolytheismChristianity and Paganism

Question 6: It holds that the Empire continued, in some form, until the time of the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, which disrupted ________ trade routes, leading to a decline in the European economy.
Indian OceanAtlantic OceanPacific OceanMediterranean Sea

Question 7: More recent schools of history, such as ________, offer a more nuanced view from the traditional historical narrative.
Early Middle AgesLate AntiquityRoman EmpireByzantine Empire

Question 8: Gibbon's criticism of Christianity reflects the values of the Enlightenment; his ideas on the decline in martial vigor could have been interpreted by some as a warning to the growing ________.
NauruBritish EmpireBarbadosInformal Empire

Question 9: ________ traces the beginning of debasement to the reign of Nero.
Bruce BartlettJack KempRon PaulGeorge H. W. Bush

Question 10: It became an essentially regional power, centered on Greece and ________.
Turkish peopleAnatoliaIstanbulTurkey


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