The Alexiad of Anna Comnena Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Preface and Book I

1. What language does Anna speak according to the Preface and Book I?
(a) French.
(b) Italian.
(c) Greek.
(d) Latin.

2. Why does Anna write the book?
(a) To fight the growing influence of the Pope.
(b) To record her father's deeds.
(c) To have a record of her life.
(d) To belittle the previous emperor.

3. What does Anna say about the accounts in the book?
(a) They will not be distorted.
(b) They are pro-papacy.
(c) They are meant to make people laugh.
(d) They are part fictional.

4. Who does Anna's father fight against before becoming emperor?
(a) Obelix.
(b) Vercingetorix.
(c) Ursel.
(d) Clovis.

5. What emperor sent Alexius to fight in eastern provinces?
(a) Michael.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Nicephorus.
(d) Nero.

6. Who proclaimed himself emperor of Rome and was defeated by Alexius?
(a) Mark Antony.
(b) Ursel.
(c) Nicephorus Bryennius.
(d) Robert.

7. Why does Anna think that Rome was weak when his father was fighting for the emperor?
(a) Plague.
(b) The previous losses because of war.
(c) The split between eastern and western empire.
(d) The switch in religion.

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