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  • 1. 

    The Justinian Code consists of four works. Which of the following is NOT one of those works

    • A.

      The Code

    • B.

      The Digest

    • C.

      The Statutes

    • D.

      The Amendments

    Correct Answer
    D. The Amendments
    Explanation
    The Justinian Code is a compilation of laws created during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century. It consists of four works: the Code, the Digest, the Institutes, and the Novels. These works were intended to simplify and organize the existing Roman legal system. However, "the Amendments" is not one of the works included in the Justinian Code.

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  • 2. 

    The Turks' political and cultural preference for the Persians caused

    • A.

      The Arabic language to flourish in Persia and spread into Russia.

    • B.

      The almost complete disappearance of the Arabic language from Persia.

    • C.

      A civil war between the Turks and the Persians which the Turks won.

    • D.

      The Seljuk Empire to weaken and Persian culture to flourish.

    Correct Answer
    B. The almost complete disappearance of the Arabic language from Persia.
    Explanation
    The Turks' political and cultural preference for the Persians led to the almost complete disappearance of the Arabic language from Persia. This suggests that the Turks favored the Persian language over Arabic, which resulted in a decline in the usage and influence of Arabic in Persia.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the great cathedral built by Justinian?

    • A.

      Constantinople

    • B.

      Hippodrome

    • C.

      Hagia Sophia

    • D.

      Church of the Apostles

    Correct Answer
    C. Hagia Sophia
    Explanation
    Hagia Sophia was the name of the great cathedral built by Justinian. It was a significant architectural masterpiece located in Constantinople. The cathedral was renowned for its grandeur and unique design, combining elements of both Byzantine and Roman architecture. Its construction marked a turning point in the history of Byzantine art and architecture, showcasing the empire's wealth and power. Today, Hagia Sophia is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • 4. 

    Byzantine families valued education and sent their children to schools to study Greek and Latin grammar, philosophy and rhetoric.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Byzantine families placed importance on education and would send their children to schools to study subjects such as Greek and Latin grammar, philosophy, and rhetoric. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    What was the leading bishop called in the Byzantine Empire?

    • A.

      The Pope

    • B.

      Icon

    • C.

      Holy Roman Emperor

    • D.

      Patriarch

    Correct Answer
    D. Patriarch
    Explanation
    In the Byzantine Empire, the leading bishop was called the patriarch. The patriarch held a position of great authority and was responsible for overseeing the religious affairs of the empire. This title was distinct from the Pope, who held a similar role in the Western Roman Empire. The patriarch played a crucial role in the Byzantine Church and held significant influence over both religious and political matters.

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  • 6. 

    "...the Greeks (Byzantines) led us to the buildings where they ___________________, and we knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. For on earth there is no such splendor or such beauty, and we are at a loss how to describe it. We only know that God dwells there among men and...we cannot forget that beauty."  -from the Primary Chronicle  Which phrase would best fit in the blank?

    • A.

      Worship their God

    • B.

      Pray to the god of fire

    • C.

      Conduct business and trades

    • D.

      Hold chariot games

    Correct Answer
    A. Worship their God
    Explanation
    The phrase "worship their God" would best fit in the blank. This is indicated by the mention of God dwelling among men and the inability to forget the beauty of the buildings, suggesting a religious or divine connection.

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  • 7. 

    "My opinion is that now is a poor time for flight, even though it bring safety. For any man who has seen the light of day will aslo die, but one who has been an emperor cannot endure to be a fugitive. If now you wish to go, Emperor, nothing prevents you. There is the sea, there are the steps to the boats. But take care that after you are safe, you do not find that you would gladly exchange that safety for death." Who would have said this?

    • A.

      Olga

    • B.

      Vladimir

    • C.

      Justinian

    • D.

      Theodora

    Correct Answer
    D. Theodora
    Explanation
    Theodora would have said this. The statement reflects a perspective on flight and safety, suggesting that even though flight may bring safety, it is not a good time for it. The mention of an emperor and the desire to not be a fugitive suggests that the speaker holds a position of power and authority. Theodora was the wife of Emperor Justinian in the Byzantine Empire and held significant influence, making her the most likely candidate to have made this statement.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT a belief or characteristic of the Roman Catholic church?

    • A.

      Services are conducted in Latin.

    • B.

      Divorce is not permitted.

    • C.

      The pope claims authority over all kings and emperors.

    • D.

      Priets may be married.

    Correct Answer
    D. Priets may be married.
    Explanation
    The Roman Catholic Church does not allow priests to be married. This is a characteristic of the church as they believe that priests should be celibate and dedicate their lives fully to serving God and the church.

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  • 9. 

    The Mongols destroyed Moscow and favored Kiev during their rule over the Russian principalities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During their rule over the Russian principalities, the Mongols did not destroy Moscow. In fact, they favored Moscow over Kiev. Moscow was seen as a more strategic and important city by the Mongols, which led to its growth and development during this period. Therefore, the statement that the Mongols destroyed Moscow and favored Kiev is false.

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  • 10. 

    Ivan III began calling himself

    • A.

      Boyar

    • B.

      Czar

    • C.

      King

    • D.

      Caesar

    Correct Answer
    B. Czar
    Explanation
    Ivan III began calling himself czar because it was a title that held significant power and authority. The term "czar" derived from the Latin word "caesar" and was traditionally used to refer to the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. By adopting this title, Ivan III aimed to position himself as the ruler of a centralized and autocratic state, asserting his authority over the Russian territories. The term "czar" became synonymous with the Russian rulers and was later used by their successors, solidifying its significance in Russian history.

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  • 11. 

    Justinian I became emperor in

    • A.

      411

    • B.

      527

    • C.

      819

    • D.

      1054

    Correct Answer
    B. 527
    Explanation
    Justinian I became emperor in 527. This date marks the beginning of Justinian's reign as the Byzantine Emperor. He ruled from 527 to 565 and is known for his extensive legal reforms, military campaigns, and architectural projects, including the construction of the Hagia Sophia. Justinian's reign is often considered a period of significant cultural and political influence in the Byzantine Empire.

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  • 12. 

    What was the name of one of the first Turkish groups to migrate into the Abbassid Empire around 970?

    • A.

      Mamelukes

    • B.

      Boyars

    • C.

      Seljuks

    • D.

      Mongols

    Correct Answer
    C. Seljuks
    Explanation
    The Seljuks were one of the first Turkish groups to migrate into the Abbassid Empire around 970. They were a Turkic dynasty that played a significant role in the Islamic world during the 11th and 12th centuries. The Seljuks established a powerful empire that stretched from Central Asia to Anatolia, and their rule had a lasting impact on the region's politics, culture, and architecture. They were known for their military prowess and their patronage of the arts and sciences. The Seljuks eventually declined and were succeeded by the Mongols.

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  • 13. 

    Which group of people ruled over the Slavs in Novgorod and Kiev until they adopted their subjects' culture?

    • A.

      Seljuks

    • B.

      Russians

    • C.

      Vikings

    • D.

      Mamelukes

    Correct Answer
    C. Vikings
    Explanation
    The Vikings ruled over the Slavs in Novgorod and Kiev until they adopted their subjects' culture. The Vikings were known for their seafaring and conquests during the medieval period. They established trade routes and settlements in various parts of Europe, including the Slavic regions. Through their rule, the Vikings influenced the Slavic culture and eventually assimilated into it, leading to the adoption of their subjects' culture.

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  • 14. 

    Justinian set up a panel of ten experts to

    • A.

      Plan the construction of the Hagia Sophia.

    • B.

      Compile laws to regulate a complex society.

    • C.

      Create a Byzantine University.

    • D.

      Negotiate with the Bulgar raiders.

    Correct Answer
    B. Compile laws to regulate a complex society.
    Explanation
    During Justinian's reign, he established a panel of ten experts to compile laws in order to regulate a complex society. This decision was made to address the need for a comprehensive legal system that could effectively govern the Byzantine Empire. By having a panel of experts compile these laws, Justinian aimed to ensure that the legal framework was well-organized and able to address the intricate societal issues that arose during his rule. This approach allowed for a more efficient and effective legal system, contributing to the stability and governance of the Byzantine Empire.

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  • 15. 

    Russian culture was strongly influenced by

    • A.

      The creation of the Cyrillic alphabet.

    • B.

      The architecture in the city of Isfahan.

    • C.

      The games at the Hippodrome.

    • D.

      The Sunni branch of Islam.

    Correct Answer
    A. The creation of the Cyrillic alphabet.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet, developed in the 9th century, played a significant role in shaping Russian culture. It allowed for the translation of religious texts into Slavic languages, leading to the spread of Christianity in the region. The alphabet also facilitated the development of a written language, which in turn contributed to the preservation and dissemination of Russian literature, history, and cultural heritage. The Cyrillic alphabet remains a fundamental element of Russian identity and cultural expression.

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  • 16. 

    The Byzantine Empire

    • A.

      Lasted from 200 to 600 CE.

    • B.

      Expanded into parts of Italy and Spain under Justinian.

    • C.

      Adopted Roman Catholicism in 1054.

    • D.

      Was exposed on all sides to enemy land attacks.

    Correct Answer
    B. Expanded into parts of Italy and Spain under Justinian.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "expanded into parts of Italy and Spain under Justinian." The Byzantine Empire, under the rule of Emperor Justinian, experienced a period of territorial expansion. Justinian's military campaigns aimed to restore the Roman Empire's former territories, and as a result, the Byzantine Empire successfully reclaimed parts of Italy and Spain. This expansion allowed the empire to exert its influence and establish its presence in these regions.

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