Emperor Justinian Quiz. Are you an expert?

Why was Justinian unable to reunite the entire Roman Empire?

Byzantine Empire under Justinian
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Justinian's reign almost ended during the Nika riots. Which Byzantine general saved the day?

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What was Justinian’s real name?

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Besides his military conquests, what is another important achievement of Emperor Justinian?

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What was the excuse used by Justinian to invade Hispania?

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During the Nika riots, the Blue and Green demes appointed another Emperor for a short time. What was his name?

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In the early years of his reign, the Sassanian Empire was a real threat on the Eastern front. What was Justinian’s initial solution?

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Initially, Justinian had to deal with the major military threat represented by the…

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What was the estimated population of the Eastern Roman Empire at the end of Justinian’s reign?

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Which of the below former Roman provinces was not fully conquered by Justinian?

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During the Battle of Dara(530 AD) Belisarius forces were outnumbered by the Sassanians by a ratio of...

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Which Gothic ruler was defeated during the Battle of Taginae?

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In what historical province was Emperor Justinian born?

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Name of the Vandal King defeated by Belisarius?

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Like many reformist Emperors, Justinian also needed a financial genius to fund his military ambitions. What was his name?

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What was the most important consequence of the "Eternal Peace" between the Byzantines and the Sassanids?

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When did Belisarius' campaign against the Vandal kingdom in Africa begin?

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What was the first official title took by Justinian under the reign of his uncle, Justin I?

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According to modern-day historians, what was the estimated strength of the Byzantine army under Justinian?

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Did Justinian manage to restore the religious unity of the Eastern Roman Empire?

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How good is your knowledge about Emperor Justinian I? Take this 20 question Emperor Justinian I History Quiz and learn how much you know.

The reign of Justinian I represents without a doubt a “bright page” in the grand history of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Though it didn’t have a good start, because of the Nika riots incident, Justinian not only managed to recover, but it remarkably turned the tide, not only for his reign but also for the Empire.

Being skilled in politics, administration, and not last, Roman History, with his energetic personality and help from other notable figures of the time, Justinian almost “Made Rome Great Again”.

From a regional power in a constant fight against the Sassanid Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire recovered before the death of Justinian I the following provinces: Italy, Africa, and parts of Hispania.

The only former Roman province not recovered by Justinian was Gaul, but let us not forget, that these reconquests have not been easy.

To judge Justinian’s reign only by his military Reconquista would be totally wrong.

Besides military conquests, Justinian had also many other important achievements that are worth being noted.

A real ruler is not only a commander that wins victories on the battlefield. From this perspective, Justinian proved to be an effective leader, having high skills even in administration, and politics.

Indeed, by the end of his life, due to a mix of clever policies, but also a special inspiration to choose the most capable collaborators, regardless of the social category from which they came, most of his ambitions became a reality.

Unfortunately, Justinian’s military legacy didn’t last very long, probably because of the plague, which devasted the Eastern Roman Empire.

With its manpower resources exhausted, the Eastern Roman Empire wasn’t capable of defending the newly acquired territories.

This could be a very interesting “what-if” scenario: What if the Byzantine Empire under Justinian wasn’t devasted by the plague. I am sure that the history timeline would’ve been very different.

Hope you have found this Quiz about Emperor Justinian I interesting and informative.

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