Chapter 10 “Ways of the World” Online Test1 of 201. In comparison to Byzantium, the Latin West before 1000 C.E. a. was more politically unified.b. had a Christian church more firmly under the control of political authorities.c. possessed no city that could compare to the splendor of Constantinople.d. was more integrated into the Silk Roads.
The correct answer is c. Before 1000 C.E., Western Europe had no cities that could compare in size or splendor to Constantinople. Since 500 C.E., cities had decayed in the West, as had long-distance trade. (See pages 270 and 273 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; see page 426 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.) 2 of 202. Which of the following was NOT a factor that left the western part of the Roman Empire more vulnerable to collapse than the eastern half at the end of the fourth century C.E.?
3. In the seventh century C.E., the Byzantine Empire lost large swaths of its territory along the coast of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean to