Byzantine Empire Formative Assessment

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Byzantine Empire Formative Assessment - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Byzantine Empire was centered in
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Constantinople

    • C. 

      Cyrene

    • D. 

      Antioch

  • 2. 
    Which event occurred in 1054 and created a separation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church?
    • A. 

      Separation of Powers

    • B. 

      Protestant Reformation

    • C. 

      Great Schism

    • D. 

      Tetrachy

  • 3. 
    This famous church is one big reason the Byzantine Empire is known for architectural achievements. What's the name of this building?
    • A. 

      The Hippodrome

    • B. 

      Parthenon

    • C. 

      Hagia Sophia

    • D. 

      The Caldera

  • 4. 
    Which of the following does NOT reflect achievements of Emperor Justinian?
    • A. 

      Codification of laws

    • B. 

      Trade and territorial expansion

    • C. 

      Creation of Cyrillic alphabet

    • D. 

      Building a magnificent church

  • 5. 
    What language was used by the Orthodox Church in Byzantium?
    • A. 

      Latin

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Cyrillic

  • 6. 
    All of the following are characteristics of the Western Church EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      It was centered in Constantinople.

    • B. 

      Latin was the dominant language.

    • C. 

      The Church had tremendous political power.

    • D. 

      Emperors accepted supreme authority of the the Pope over them.

  • 7. 
    Christianity in western Europe can best be classified as
    • A. 

      Greek Orthodox.

    • B. 

      Russian Christendom.

    • C. 

      Roman Catholic.

    • D. 

      Byzantine Christian.

  • 8. 
    Justinian's Code of Laws are important because
    • A. 

      It built on previous Roman laws and has led to the development of modern European law

    • B. 

      It made theft a petty crime instead of worthy of capital punishment

    • C. 

      It showed how closely Roman Catholicism was intertwined with the empire

    • D. 

      It proves how cruel and inhumane Justinian was to his people

  • 9. 
    In the Byzantine Empire, one important feature of life was the development of -
    • A. 

      Eastern Orthodox Christianity

    • B. 

      Social and political equality

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Civil service examinations

  • 10. 
    The Byzantine Empire is most directly related culturally to
    • A. 

      The Persian Empire

    • B. 

      The Roman Empire

    • C. 

      The Sassanid Empire

    • D. 

      The Babylonian Empire

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