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Question 1: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyCopyrightPublic domainCopyright infringement

Question 2: He was buried at the ________, while John Tzimiskes became Emperor John I.
Hagia SophiaConstantine IByzantine EmpireChurch of the Holy Apostles

Question 3: Last of all, he was forsaken by his wife, and, in consequence of a conspiracy which she headed with his nephew and her lover John Tzimiskes, was ________ in his sleeping apartment.
InfanticideMass murderAssassinationHonor killing

Question 4: He was appointed the military governor of the Anatolikon Theme in 945 under Emperor ________.
Constantine VIIRomanos ILeo VI the WiseNikephoros II

Question 5: Joseph Bringas, the ________ palace official who had become Romanos' chief councilor, maintained his position.
Third genderGender identityEunuchTransgender

Question 6: 912 – 10 December 969), was a ________ (963-969) whose brilliant military exploits contributed to the resurgence of Byzantine Empire in the tenth century.
Concise list of Roman EmperorsList of Roman EmperorsList of Byzantine emperorsRoman Emperor

Question 7: In 960, 27,000 oarsmen and ________ were assembled to man a fleet of 308 ships carrying 50,000 troops.
CommandoMarine (military)United States Marine CorpsAmphibious warfare

Question 8: Romanos had, before his death, already crowned as co-emperors his two sons ________ and Constantine VIII.
Michael IIIJohn I TzimiskesBasil IINikephoros II

Question 9: From 964–966 he led an army of 40,000 men which conquered Cilicia and again overran Mesopotamia and Syria, while the patrician Niketas recovered ________.

Question 10: He retrenched the court largesses and curtailed the immunities of the clergy, and although himself of an ________ disposition forbade the foundation of new monasteries.

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