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Mystras: Quiz

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Question 1: Mystras was also the last centre of Byzantine scholarship; the Neoplatonist philosopher ________ lived there until his death in 1452.
Thomas AquinasGemistus PlethoAverroesBasilios Bessarion

Question 2: In the 14th and 15th centuries, it served as the capital of the ________ Despotate of the Morea, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering.
Byzantine IconoclasmWestern Roman EmpireRoman EmpireByzantine Empire

Question 3: The Venetians occupied it from 1687 to 1715, but otherwise the Ottomans held it until 1821 and the beginning of the ________.
Ottoman GreeceBackground of the Greek War of IndependenceBattle of NavarinoGreek War of Independence

Question 4: In 1989 the ruins, including the fortress, palace, churches, and monasteries, were named a ________ World Heritage Site.
Special Court for Sierra LeoneUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNESCOUNICEF

Question 5: Demetrius Palaeologus the last despot of Morea, surrendered the city to the Ottoman emperor ________ in 1460.
Bayezid ISuleiman the MagnificentMurad IIMehmed II

Question 6: ________ (usually called Plethon) (1355-1452), philosopher and scholar
AverroesGemistus PlethoPlatoThomas Aquinas

Question 7: It remained the capital of the despotate, ruled by relatives of the ________, although the Venetians still controlled the coast and the islands.
Roman EmperorList of Byzantine emperorsConcise list of Roman EmperorsList of Roman Emperors

Question 8: Mystras, also Mistra, Mystra and Mistras (Greek: Μυστράς, Μυζηθράς, Mizithras or Myzithras in the chronicle of Morea) was a fortified town in Morea (the medieval ________), on Mt.
GreeceCorinthAthensPeloponnese

Question 9: The last Byzantine emperor, ________, was despot at Mystras before he came to the throne.
Manuel II PalaiologosConstantine XI PalaiologosJohn VIII PalaiologosMichael VIII Palaiologos

Question 10: He and other scholars based in Mystras influenced the Italian Renaissance, especially after he accompanied the emperor John VIII Palaeologus to ________ in 1439.
GenoaRomeFlorenceNaples







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