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Constantinople (Grade 8)

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What was the name of the Greek city founded on the site of the future Constantinople?
  1. Lygos
  2. Megara
  3. Istanbul
  4. Byzantium
Septimius Severus razed the city during a Roman civil war.
  1. True
  2. False
Byzantium was renamed Constantinople after the Emperor Constantine.
  1. True
  2. False
In what year did Constantinople become the capital of the Roman Empire?
  1. 66 BCE
  2. 10 CE
  3. 212 CE
  4. 330 CE
Constantinople was the capital of which empire for over a thousand years?

During most of the Medieval period Constantinople was a poor and weak city.
  1. True
  2. False
Justinian built which famous cathedral in Constantinople?
  1. San Vitale
  2. Saint Peter's
  3. Hagia Sophia
  4. La Sagrada Familia
The Hagia Sophia was the world's largest building at its completion.
  1. True
  2. False
Who sacked Constantinople in 1204?
  1. Ottomans
  2. Crusaders
  3. Umayyads
  4. The Rus
Constantinople was located on the                     which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea.
  1. Bosporus
  2. Dardanelles
  3. Saronic Gulf
  4. Strait of Gibralter
How long did the Ottoman Siege of Constantinople of 1453 last?

Greek and Latin literature that survived the Fall of Constantinople helped to spur the Renaissance in Italy.
  1. True
  2. False
The Archbishop of Constantinople is second only to the pope in Eastern Orthodoxy.
  1. True
  2. False
The name "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase meaning what?

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