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Question 1: Some modern scholars believe that, contrary to Lactantius' account, Shapur I sent Valerian and some of his army to the city of Bishapur or ________ where they lived in relatively good condition.
DezfulAbadan, IranSusaGundeshapur

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyCopyrightPublic domainCopyright infringement

Question 3: 260 or 264), commonly known in English as Valerian or Valerian I, the Elder, was the only ________ to be taken captive alive, having reigned from 253 to 260.
Western Roman EmpireRoman EmpireRoman EmperorByzantine Empire

Question 4: In 238 he was princeps senatus, and ________ negotiated through him for Senatorial acknowledgement for his claim as emperor.
Gordian IIIGordian IIGordian IMaximinus I (Thrax)

Question 5: In 251, when ________ revived the censorship with legislative and executive powers so extensive that it practically embraced the civil authority of the emperor, Valerian was chosen censor by the Senate, though he declined to accept the post.
Constantine IDeciusDiocletianGratian

Question 6: Gibbon, in ________ describes Valerian's fate [4]:
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireOutline of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireDiocletianAurelian

Question 7: Unlike the majority of the pretenders during the ________, Valerian was of a noble and traditional senatorial family.
Campaign history of the Roman militaryClassical antiquityRoman EmpireCrisis of the Third Century

Question 8: In the East, ________ had fallen into the hands of a Sassanid vassal, Armenia was occupied by Shapur I (Sapor).

Question 9: By 257, Valerian had already recovered Antioch and returned the province of Syria to Roman control but in the following year, the Goths ravaged ________.
IstanbulTurkish peopleAnatoliaTurkey

Question 10: Under Decius he was nominated governor of the Rhine provinces of Noricum and Raetia and retained the confidence of his successor, Trebonianus Gallus, who asked him for reinforcements to quell the rebellion of ________ in 253.
AurelianDiocletianConstantine IAemilianus


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