The Roman Empire
Which statement about Augustus is most accurate?
Augustus tried to carry out many of Caesar's reforms, such as collecting taxes fairly.
Augustus wanted to completely change Rome's government.
Augustus gave a great deal of control to the armies.
Augustus wished to enlarge the Roman Empire by gaining new territories.
During the Pax Romana, many Romans became wealthy because of increased trade. The main items that Italy sold to other countries were ____.
olive oil and grain
olive oil and silk
wine and wood
wine and olive oil
Roman law was changed during the Pax Romana because _____.
the laws on the Twelve Tables were written when times were different
Augustus didn't like them
under the old laws, a person could flaunt power
they needed to be standardized
Which statement about daily life during the Pax Romana is NOT TRUE?
Most people who lived in Rome were not rich.
Roman women were as well informed as (or better informed than) Roman men.
Boys and girls received the same education whether they were wealthy or poor.
Romans watched free public games staged by the government.
Which was NOT a reason for the downfall of the Roman Empire?
lack of written rules about who inherited the throne when an emperor died
higher taxes and inflation
Because the Roman Empire was too large to rule well, Diocletian _____.
fortified the frontiers to stop invasions
gave city officials more power and responsibilities
made the wealthy landowners' villas into independent cities or kingdoms
divided the empire into two parts
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