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Byzantine Empire

What do you know about the Byzantine Empire that was during most of its existence, the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe?
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1. The Byzantine Empire is also referred as what?
The Western Roman Empire
The Northern Roman Empire
The Southern Roman Empire
The Eastern Roman Empire
2. What was the official religion of the Byzantine Empire?
Paganism
Hindu
Islam
Christianity
3. Which Roman emperor reorganised the empire and made modern-day Istanbul the new capital?
Theodosius
Diocletian
Valentinian
Constantine
4. The Hagia Sophia is the greatest example of Byzantine architecture on Earth. It was built under the reign of which emperor?
Justinian I
Arcadius
Basil
Alexios
5. What was originally Hagia Sophia when it was built in 537?
Byzantine Christian cathedral
Roman Catholic cathedral
Mosque
Museum
6. Who was the first empress of the Byzantine Empire?
Livia
Irene
Sophia
Martha
7. Which Byzantine emperor was known as the Bulgar-Slayer?
Alexius
Basil II
Nicephorus
Leo III
8. The Arabs destroyed which city in North Africa and ended the Byzantine rule?
Carthage
Tartessos
Alexandria
Tarabulus
9. Which Byzantine emperor changed the official language of the empire from Latin to Greek?
Justinian II
Constantine III
Leontios
Heraclius
10. What terrible disease swept through the Byzantine Empire during Justinian's rule?
Bubonic plague
Measles
Influenza
Yellow fever
11. The earliest initiative for the First Crusade began in 1095 when which Byzantine emperor requested military support in conflict with the Seljuk-led Turks?
Basil II
Alexios I Komnenos
Michael VIII Palaiologos
Leo III
12. What was the name of collections of laws and legal interpretations developed under the sponsorship of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I?
Exules Siberiani
Magna Carta
Romulus Magnus
Corpus Juris Civilis
13. Who did the Byzantine Empire constantly fight with for control over the Holy Land and the eastern Mediterranean?
The Greeks
The Phoenicians
The Muslims
The Romans
14. In what year the city of Constantinople fell and ended the Byzantine Empire?
1425
1444
1493
1453
15. Which army stormed the city walls and the Byzantine Empire came to end?
The Normans
The Ottomans
The Franks
The Persians
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