Chapter 9 - The Middle Ages In Europe

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  • 1. 
    What became the capital of the Byzantine Empire?
    • A. 

      Byzantinum

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Constantinople

  • 2. 
    Most of the people in Constantinople spoke what language?
    • A. 

      Italian

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      French

  • 3. 
    What are holy objects from the past?
    • A. 

      Relics

    • B. 

      Saints

    • C. 

      Holy

  • 4. 
    Who was the greatest of all Byzantine Emperors?
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Caesar

    • C. 

      Justinian

  • 5. 
    Why was Justinian considered a great emperor?
    • A. 

      He tried to win back the Roman lands in the West

    • B. 

      He put together a code of laws

    • C. 

      He made Constantinople

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What was the greatest thing that Justinian did?
    • A. 

      He tried to win back the Roman lands in the West.

    • B. 

      He put together a code of laws.

    • C. 

      He made Constantinople.

  • 7. 
    Did the code of Justinian later help shape the legal systems of Europe and the United States?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Justinian built one of the world's most beautiful churches.  The name of the church was what?
    • A. 

      Hippodrome

    • B. 

      Hagia Sophia

    • C. 

      Colosseum

  • 9. 
    What was Justinian's motto?
    • A. 

      "One Empire, one church, one law"

    • B. 

      "One Empire, one church, many laws" "One Empire, one church, many laws"

    • C. 

      "Many empires, one church, one law"

  • 10. 
    What happened after Justinian died?
    • A. 

      Garbage filled the streets and as it decayed, it spread the plague

    • B. 

      Civil War broke out

    • C. 

      Turks attacked the empire, took control of Constantinople and changed its name to Istanbul

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What later became the capital of the Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Constantinople

    • C. 

      Istanbul

  • 12. 
    Did the Slavs have a written language?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Who invented the Cyrillic alphabet?
    • A. 

      Cyril and Methodius

    • B. 

      Justinian

    • C. 

      Constantine

  • 14. 
    In A.D. 989, what became the official religion of Russia?
    • A. 

      Roman Catholic

    • B. 

      Eastern Orthodox

    • C. 

      Judaism

  • 15. 
    What is the date that Russia was founded?
    • A. 

      A.D. 776

    • B. 

      A.D. 992

    • C. 

      A.D. 862

  • 16. 
    In the year Russia was founded, who was the ruler?
    • A. 

      Prince Rurik

    • B. 

      Alexander

    • C. 

      Daniel

  • 17. 
    The Grand Prince of Kiev got Russia together.  But when he died, things fell apart.  Why did Kiev fall?
    • A. 

      His sons divided the kingdom among themselves, fought & weakened the kingdom

    • B. 

      Trade with Constantinople was stopped

    • C. 

      In 1240, Mongol armies took control of Kiev and destroyed it

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Who beat the Swedes at the Neva River?  He got the nickname "Nevsky."
    • A. 

      Daniel

    • B. 

      Ivan

    • C. 

      Alexander

  • 19. 
    By the late 1400s, what became the most powerful city in Russia?
    • A. 

      Kiev

    • B. 

      Moscow

    • C. 

      Leningrad

  • 20. 
    Who was the founder of modern Russia?  He freed Russia from foreign rule and set up a government.  His wife helped him to take complete power of both the church and the government.
    • A. 

      Ivan IV or Ivan the Terrible

    • B. 

      Prince Rurik

    • C. 

      Ivan III or Ivan the Great

  • 21. 
    What became the center of the Russian church and the Russian government?  It is still the center of government in Russia.
    • A. 

      Kremlin

    • B. 

      Moscow

    • C. 

      Hippodrome

  • 22. 
    Who was a good military leader but also a cruel man?  He had his soldiers kill thousands of men and he beat one of his sons to death.
    • A. 

      Ivan III or Ivan the Great

    • B. 

      Ivan IV or Ivan the Terrible

    • C. 

      Augustus Caesar

  • 23. 
    In AD 800, one king was strong enough to unite all of Western Europe.  What was his name?
    • A. 

      Justinian

    • B. 

      Constantine

    • C. 

      Charlemagne

  • 24. 
    Who was the Viking that landed on an island on the northeast coast of North America?  He called it Vinland but now it's known as Newfoundland.
    • A. 

      Canute

    • B. 

      Leif Eriksson

    • C. 

      Edward the Confessor