Byzantine Empire Quiz


1. What group conquered Constantinople in 1453?

Bulgarians
Greco-Romans
Kievan Rus
Ottomans
2. Which of the following was not a Byzantine invention?

cannon
flamethrower
grenade
hand-trebuchet
3. Which of the following modern countries was not part of the Byzantine Empire?

Bulgaria
Egypt
France
Germany
4. What was the state language of the Eastern Roman Empire after the 7th century?

Arabic
Greek
Latn
Russian
5. The city of Constantinople is now called _____.

Athens
Byzantium
Istanbul
Sarajevo
6. What Eastern Roman emperor assumed the throne in 527 C.E.?

Anastasius I
Justinian I
Romulus Augustus
Theodoric the Great
7. What city served as the capital of the Byzantine Empire?

Adrianople
Ankara
Constantinople
Nicodemia
8. A Byzantine-made version of the ancient Roman legal code became known as the _____.

Byzantine Constitution
Justinian Code
Ten Commandments
Twelve Tables
9. What renowned church was built by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century?

Canterbury Cathedral
Hagia Sophia
Notre Dame
St. Peter's Basilica
10. What was the state religion of the Eastern Roman Empire circa 1300?

Eastern Orthodoxy
Hasidic Judaism
Roman Catholicism
Shi'ite Islam

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