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Question 1: Soon after this the Byzantine commander ________ garrisoned the city of Rome, which was, however, besieged again by the Goths.
Gothic War (535–554)Justinian IOstrogothic KingdomBelisarius

Question 2: In 543 Emperor Justinian issued a decree which condemned the various heresies of ________; this decree was sent for signature both to the Oriental patriarchs and to Vigilius.
JeromeEarly ChristianityChurch FathersOrigen

Question 3: Vigilius entered the service of the Roman Church and was ordained a deacon in 531, in which year the Roman clergy agreed to a decree empowering the pope to determine the succession to the ________.
Pope John Paul IICatholic ChurchHoly SeeSt. Peter's Basilica

Question 4: Meanwhile Pope Silverius had been made pope through the influence of the King of the ________.
GothsVandalsGermanic peoplesWielbark culture

Question 5: On March 6, 538, he wrote to Bishop ________ concerning the penance of the Austrasian King Theodobert on account of his marriage with his brother's widow.
Pope Felix IVCaesarius of ArlesPope Gregory ICatholic Church

Question 6: One of the letters is addressed to ________, the other to the Patriarch Menas.
Justinian IBasiliscusManuel I KomnenosConstantine I

Question 7: Rome was now besieged by the Goths under ________ and the inhabitants fell into the greatest misery.

Question 8: The second successor of Boniface, Pope Agapetus I (535-36), appointed Vigilius papal representative (Apocrisiary) at ________; Vigilius thus came to the Eastern capital.
Byzantine EmpireHagia SophiaByzantine navyConstantinople

Question 9: In Western Europe, however, the procedure was considered unjustifiable and dangerous, because it was feared that it would detract from the importance of the ________.
First Council of EphesusCouncil of ChalcedonFirst Council of ConstantinopleFirst Council of Nicaea

Question 10: Finally, Vigilius acknowledged in a letter of December 8, 553, to the Patriarch Eutychius the decisions of the ________ and declared his judgment in detail in a Constitution of February 26, 554.
First Council of ConstantinopleFirst Council of EphesusCouncil of ChalcedonSecond Council of Constantinople


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