Byzantine Empire

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Ancient History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz to test your understanding of the Byzantine information presented this week by both your teachers and your peers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He wanted everyone to be Christians

    • B. 

      He feared that the Empire was becoming too large to handle

    • C. 

      He believed it would be easier to protect the Empire from invasion

    • D. 

      He wanted to gain a new water way for trade

  • 2. 
    The Emperor Constantine changed the location of Rome's capital from 
    • A. 

      Rome to Carthage

    • B. 

      Rome to Greece

    • C. 

      Rome to Constantinople

    • D. 

      Constantinople to Byzantine

  • 3. 
    The Barbarians were considered
    • A. 

      The Franks

    • B. 

      The Turks

    • C. 

      The Vandals

    • D. 

      Anyone not Roman

  • 4. 
    The Western Roman Empire, and its capital Rome, fell to the Barbarians before the Eastern Empire and its capital, Constatntinople. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Justinian decided to unite the Roman Empire once again and was successful at getting key areas back under the Empire's control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A system of codes that governed the building of certain structures.

    • B. 

      A series of laws regarding the dress code for women.

    • C. 

      A series of laws that regulated many areas of Byzantine life.

    • D. 

      A religious doctrine that told Christians how to live their life.

  • 7. 
    Theodora was the wife of 
  • 8. 
    The Hippodrome was 
    • A. 

      A church built to honor Constantine

    • B. 

      A museum

    • C. 

      A place where gladiators fought

    • D. 

      A building that housed events, such as shows and races

  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    The Great Plague killed over -------------   people a day. 
    • A. 

      19,000

    • B. 

      29,000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 11. 
    The spread of the Plague is blamed on which animal?
  • 12. 
    There are only three differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox church. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sate one major difference between the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. 
  • 14. 
    The fall of Constantinople was the reuslt of a seige. Who attacked the Byzantine Empire?
    • A. 

      The Vandals

    • B. 

      The Franks

    • C. 

      The Turks

    • D. 

      The Visogoths

  • 15.