History Of The Byzantine Empire Quiz: Trivia!

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History Of The Byzantine Empire Quiz: Trivia!

How well do you understand the history of the Byzantine Empire? The Roman army achieved the conquering of many territories encompassing the Mediterranean region and coastal regions in Southwestern Europe. These territories were home to many cultural groups. The Eastern Mediterranean was more modern than the western, upon which many territories were influenced by Greek culture. This informative quiz walks you through the early history of the Byzantine Empire. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Diocletian divided the Roman Empire because 
    • 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, Constantinople. 
    • 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. 
    Justinian created the Justinian Code, which was?
    • 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. 
    The Hagia Sophia was originally a?
  • 10. 
    The Great Plague killed over -------------   people a day. 
    • A. 

      19,000

    • B. 

      29,000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 11. 
    There are only three differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox church. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The fall of Constantinople was the result of a siege. Who attacked the Byzantine Empire?
    • A. 

      The Vandals

    • B. 

      The Franks

    • C. 

      The Turks

    • D. 

      The Visogoths

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