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World History Warm Ups
Week 16: Byzantine Empire

1. During the 5th century A.D., the western and eastern parts of the Roman Empire began to separate. Around which city did the Eastern Roman Empire center?
Answer: Constantinople

2. Which general from the Eastern Roman Empire sailed into North Africa, quickly moved into Italy, and defeated the Ostrogoths?
Answer: Belisarius

3. Who defeated the Eastern Roman Empire in Yarmuk in 636 which led to the loss of Syria and Palestine?
Answer: United Arab tribes

4. What was the official language of the Byzantine Empire?
Answer: Greek

5. Emperor Justinian built a beautiful church in 537 called Hagia Sophia. What does the name of the church mean?
Answer: Church of the Holy Wisdom

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