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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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Last updated: March 22, 2022
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1. The Byzantine Empire is also referred as what?
The Eastern Roman Empire
The Northern Roman Empire
The Western Roman Empire
The Southern Roman Empire
2. What was the official religion of the Byzantine Empire?
Paganism
Hindu
Christianity
Islam
3. Which Roman emperor reorganised the empire and made modern-day Istanbul the new capital?
Valentinian
Theodosius
Constantine
Diocletian
4. The Hagia Sophia is the greatest example of Byzantine architecture on Earth. It was built under the reign of which emperor?
Basil
Arcadius
Justinian I
Alexios
5. What was originally Hagia Sophia when it was built in 537?
Byzantine Christian cathedral
Museum
Roman Catholic cathedral
Mosque
6. Who was the first empress of the Byzantine Empire?
Livia
Martha
Sophia
Irene
7. Which Byzantine emperor was known as the Bulgar-Slayer?
Basil II
Alexius
Leo III
Nicephorus
8. The Arabs destroyed which city in North Africa and ended the Byzantine rule?
Tarabulus
Alexandria
Carthage
Tartessos
9. Which Byzantine emperor changed the official language of the empire from Latin to Greek?
Justinian II
Heraclius
Leontios
Constantine III
10. What terrible disease swept through the Byzantine Empire during Justinian's rule?
Yellow fever
Influenza
Bubonic plague
Measles
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?
Leo III
Alexios I Komnenos
Basil II
Michael VIII Palaiologos
12. What was the name of collections of laws and legal interpretations developed under the sponsorship of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I?
Magna Carta
Romulus Magnus
Exules Siberiani
Corpus Juris Civilis
13. Who did the Byzantine Empire constantly fight with for control over the Holy Land and the eastern Mediterranean?
The Romans
The Phoenicians
The Greeks
The Muslims
14. In what year the city of Constantinople fell and ended the Byzantine Empire?
1444
1453
1425
1493
15. Which army stormed the city walls and the Byzantine Empire came to end?
The Franks
The Normans
The Persians
The Ottomans
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