History Quiz: The Ottomans And The Fall Of Constantinople

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The Ottomans were a force to be reckoned with, and they led to the fall of many empires including the fall of Constantinople. The Byzantine Empire was the eastern part of the Roman Empire, Constantinople was the capital city that was named after the first Christian Roman emperor Constantine. What do you know about the events that led to this fall? Take this test and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What two empires wanted control of Constantinople in the late Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      Christians and Muslims

    • B. 

      Muslims and Jews

    • C. 

      Jews and Catholics

    • D. 

      Christians and Jews

  • 2. 
    What emperor had brought Constantinople to its peak of power?
    • A. 

      Charlemagne

    • B. 

      Justinian the Great

    • C. 

      Richard the Lionheart

    • D. 

      Alfred the Great

  • 3. 
    Who led the final assault on Constantinople?
    • A. 

      Richard the Lionhearted

    • B. 

      Urban II

    • C. 

      Peter the Hermit

    • D. 

      Mohammed II

  • 4. 
    How did he manage to breach the walls of Constantinople?
    • A. 

      He had modern weapons

    • B. 

      He poisoned the water supply

    • C. 

      He dug tunnels under the city

    • D. 

      He burned the city

  • 5. 
    What happened to the church of Hagia Sophia?
    • A. 

      It was burned

    • B. 

      It became a Christian church

    • C. 

      It was converted into a university

    • D. 

      It was converted into a mosque

  • 6. 
    What is the present day name of the city of Constantinople?
    • A. 

      Byzantium

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Istanbul

    • D. 

      Constantinople

  • 7. 
    On this date, Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks:
    • A. 

      6 April, 1453

    • B. 

      29 May, 1453

    • C. 

      28 June, 1453

    • D. 

      4 November, 1453