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