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Question 1: The city, and the empire, would ultimately fall to the ________ by 1453, but its enduring legacy had provided Europe centuries of resurgence following the collapse of Rome.
TurkeyIstanbulOttoman EmpireTurkish people

Question 2: Although it did have senators, they held the title clarus, not ________, like those of Rome.
History of the Constitution of the Roman RepublicConstitution of the Roman RepublicExecutive Magistrates of the Roman RepublicSenate of the Roman Republic

Question 3: It was officially renamed to its modern Turkish name ________ in 1930[2][3] with the Turkish Postal Service Law, as part of Atatürk's national reforms.
Turkish peopleAnkaraIstanbulTurkey

Question 4: The emperor ________ (527–565) was known for his successes in war, for his legal reforms and for his public works.
Constantine IJustinian IBasiliscusManuel I Komnenos

Question 5: Many scholars argue that these sophisticated fortifications allowed the east to develop relatively unmolested while ________ and the west collapsed.
Roman RepublicAncient RomeClassical antiquityRoman Empire

Question 6: Uldin, a prince of the ________, appeared on the Danube about this time and advanced into Thrace, but he was deserted by many of his followers, who joined with the Romans in driving their king back north of the river.
BulgarsAttila the HunHunsByzantine Empire

Question 7: The peace terms demanded by ________, sultan of the Seljuk Turks, were not excessive, and Romanus accepted them.
Alp ArslanGreat Seljuq EmpireTurkeySeljuq dynasty

Question 8: Constantinople appears as a city of wondrous majesty, beauty, remoteness, and nostalgia in William Butler Yeats' 1926 poem "________".
No Country for Old MenNo Country for Old Men (film)Cormac McCarthySailing to Byzantium

Question 9: The palace of Blachernae in the north-west of the city became the main Imperial residence, with the old Great Palace on the shores of the ________ going into decline.

Question 10: Heraclius, son to the exarch of ________, set sail for the city and assumed the purple.
Sub-Saharan AfricaScramble for AfricaAfrican UnionAfrica

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