WHAP Ch. 9
Ch. 9: Eastern Europe: Byzantine Empire
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What was the most important "stepchild" of the Byzantine civilization?
What was the technological innovation that aided the Byzantine Empire in withstanding the Muslim siege of Constantinopole in 717?
What emperor became renowned in the 11th century as the slayer of the Bulgars by defeating the Bulgarian kingdom and restoring Byzantine rule in the Balkans?
Which of the following issues was a cause for the split between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches after 1054?
The Roman Catholic practice of requiring celibacy for its priests
What two missionaries were responsible for the creation of a written script for Slavic language?
Cyril and Methodius
The first king of Kievan Russia was
True or False: There was a large and wealthy merchant class in the Byzantine Empire, but it never gained significant political power because of the power of the bureaucracy.
Which of the following represents a difference between the spread of civilization in eastern and western Europe?
They produced different versions of Christianity, culturally as well as organizationally separate.
In which of the following ways were the Byzantine bureaucracy and the Chinese bureaucracy similar?
Both bureaucracies were open to talented commoners, not just aristocrats.
Which of the following was NOT a strength of Byzantine cultural life?
Innovative literary forms
The name normally given to the form of Christianity that emerged in the Byzantine Empire was
What was the result of the conflict over the use of religious images in the Orthodox church?
After a long and complex battle, icon use was gradually restored, while the tradition of state control over church affairs was also reasserted.
The kingdom of Kiev in southern Russia was established by traders from
Why did Vladimir I prefer Orthodox Christianity to Roman Catholicism?
He believed that Roman Catholicism implied papal interference, while Orthodoxy embraced the control of the church by the state.
What group of peoples was responsible for the conquest of Kievan Russia after 1236?
Which of the following regions eventually converted to Orthodox Christianity?
True or False: The significance of the Byzantine Empire included the empire's conquest of the Ottoman Empire and its inclusion of all the Middle East.
True or False: Bureaucrats were trained to be literate, but lacked the formal training in Greek classics and philosophy in the Byzantine bureaucracy.
True or False: Constantinople controlled the economy and grew to enormous size but other cities were relatively small withing the Byzantine Empire.
True or False: The reconquest of Gaul was a positive contribution by Justinian.
True or False: Despite all of its difficulties, its wars with its neighbors demonstrate that the Byzantine Empire had real core strength.
True or False: The Byzantine Empire recruited troops within the empire by granting heritable land in return for military service.
The former Courtesan who was Justinian's wife and advisor was
Which of the following is most correctly seen as a direct descendant of the Roman Empire?
Starting with the region of Justinian, what was the official language of the Eastern empire?
The religious controversy over the use of religious images in worship that broke out in the eighth century was called the?
What was the extent of Western European influence in Kievan Russia?
Russia's religious culture and social and economic patterns developed separately from Western Europe's.
The capital of the Byzantine Empire and its commercial center was located at?
The Slavic alphabet created by Orthodox missionaries to the Slavs is called?
In what year did the Ottoman Turks successfully capture Constantinople and bring the Byzantine Empire to a close?
The Byzantine Empire lasted from
The Byzantine Empire began
in the 5th century CE, with the fall of Rome; or in the 6th century CE, with Justinian's ascent to the throne
After the seventh century, what group posed the greatest threat to the eastern frontiers of the Byzantine Empire?
The Arab Muslims
Which of the following territories was always part of the Byzantine Empire?
In the eleventh century, what group of people siezed most of the Asiatic provinces of the Byzantine Empire?
The Seljuk Turks
What was the difference in the military organization of Byzantine and western Roman Empires?
It recruited armies from the middle east, not barbarian troops
The emperor responsible for the initial construction of Constantinople was?
The Slavic kigndom that particularly pressed Byzantine territory in the Balkans after the eighth century C.E. was?
What were the primary exports of the Byzanitne Empre?
Silk, Spice,Cloth, and Carpets.
What Eastern emperor was responsible for the attempted restoration of a united Roman Empire after 533?
True or False: Northern political units rapidly dominate the political sophistication of civilization areas in Asia and North Africa.
What was the outcome of the western crusade of 1204?
The loss of Constantinople.
Which of the following was a result of the conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Arab Muslims?
The position of the small farmers in the empire was weakened as a result of heavy taxation, resulting in greater aristocratic estates.
The military force of the Byzantine Empire
was recruited from peasants of the empire in return for grants of heritable land.
What was Yaroslav?
Last of the great Kievan monarchs; issued legal codification based on formal codes developed in Byzantium
Which of the following practices was NOT adopted a feature of the Russian Orthodox Church?
Byzantine cultural life centered on the secular traditions of what?
True or False: The permanent addition of Rome to the Byzantine Empire is and outcome of Justinian war on reconquest.