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Question 1: Numerous Rus' served in the Byzantine army as mercenaries, most notably as the famous ________.
Rus' KhaganateTrade route from the Varangians to the GreeksKylfingsVarangians

Question 2: By the mid-550s, Justinian had won victories in most theaters of operation, with the notable exception of the ________, which were subjected to repeated incursions from the Slavs.
Western EuropeBalkansEastern EuropeEurope

Question 3: In artistic terms, there was a revival in mosaic, and regional schools of ________ began producing many distinctive styles that drew on a range of cultural influences.
EuropeItalyArchitectureArchitectural theory

Question 4:
What era did Byzantine Empire belong to?
Early Modern Age
Classical Antiquity
Late Antiquity-Late Middle Ages
Cold War

Question 5:
What region does Byzantine Empire belong to?
southwest coast of the Caspian Sea
eastern Mediterranean
Arab Mediterranean
Mediterranean Sea

Question 6: Following the pattern set by ________, the Byzantines viewed the Emperor as a representative or messenger of Christ, responsible particularly for the propagation of Christianity among pagans, and for the "externals" of the religion, such as administration and finances.
Development of the New Testament canonTimeline of ChristianityEarly ChristianityEusebius of Caesarea

Question 7: [26] Pope Agapetus I was sent to Constantinople by the ________ king Theodahad, but failed in his mission to sign a peace with Justinian.
Byzantine EmpireOstrogothic KingdomVisigothsOstrogoths

Question 8: Although, the Normans were driven out of Greece, in 1186 the Vlachs and Bulgars began a rebellion that was to lead to the formation of the ________.
First Bulgarian EmpireBulgarian Orthodox ChurchOld Great BulgariaSecond Bulgarian Empire

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The frontispiece of the Vienna Dioscurides, which shows a set of seven famous physicians.
  Byzantine Empire in violet, c.1180, at the end of the Komnenian period.
  The Empire under Basil II
  Kievan Rus' under the walls of Constantinople (860).

Question 10: [25] In 532, attempting to secure his eastern frontier, Justinian signed a peace treaty with ________ agreeing to pay a large annual tribute to the Sassanids.
Roman EmpireJustinian IKhosrau IIKhosrau I

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