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Question 1: However it was only when the Avars began moving forward heavy siege equipment towards the ________ that a siege became clear.
Walls of ConstantinopleByzantine EmpireIstanbulConstantinople

Question 2: Initially the war went well for the Persians, until only ________ remained in Roman hands.
TurkeyIstanbulTurkish peopleAnatolia

Question 3: The Siege of Constantinople in 626 by the Avars, aided by large numbers of allied ________ and the Sassanid Persians, ended in a strategic victory for the Byzantines.
South SlavsSlavic languagesSerbsSlavic peoples

Question 4: [1] Yet despite his offensives into Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) Heraclius was unable to stop his Persian enemies from laying siege to his capital where from ________ they were able to launch their attack.
East–West SchismConstantinopleIstanbulChalcedon

Question 5: [3] Adding no small bonus was the ________ – whose cries for religious zeal among the peasantry around Constantinople was made ever more effective by the fact that they were facing heathens, at least in their eyes.
Ecumenical Patriarchate of ConstantinopleEcumenical Patriarch of ConstantinopleHistory of the Orthodox ChurchEcumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

Question 6: [1] Laws were passed condemning Jews whilst religious and administrative mishandling left the Empire in a sorry state when the Sassanid King ________ attacked, using the coup as a pretext for war.
HeracliusIranKhosrau IIBaghdad

Question 7: Later, Phocas was overthrown by the son of the then Exarch of ________, Heraclius.

Question 8: [3] Following this, Heraclius led an invasion into Mesopotamia once again, defeating another Persian army at ________.

Question 9: In 602, ________ overthrew Maurice, the incumbent Byzantine Emperor, and established a reign of terror and incompetence, leading the empire into anarchy.
PhocasJustinian IHeracliusAugustus


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