The 5th and 6th Century Quiz

Can you guess these notable people, places, and things from the years 401–600 AD?
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Last updated: July 5, 2020
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Year
Description
Answer
578
The Kongō Gumi company is founded in this country. It would remain
as an independent business until 2006.
Japan
c. 570
Muhammad is born in this city
Mecca
565
This "great" Byzantine emperor dies after a long and eventful reign
Justinian
541–542
This disease, spread by Yersinia pestis bacteria, makes its first
appearance, devastating the Byzantine empire
Plague
537
This famous church (now a mosque) is completed in Constantinople
Hagia Sophia
531–579
Khosrow I rules the Sasanian Empire, based in this modern-day country
Iran
522
Byzantine monks steal the secret of making this fabric from the Chinese
Silk
508
Clovis makes this city the capital of the Frankish Empire
Paris
500s
This board game spreads from India to Persia
Chess
482
Traditional date of the founding of this city on the Dnieper river
Kiev
477
This Chinese monastery, famous for its martial arts, is founded
Shaolin
476
This empire comes to an end, marking the beginning of the Middle Ages
Western Roman
Empire
453
This infamous ruler of the Huns dies
Attila
c. 450
The city of Teotihuacan, in this modern-day country, reaches its zenith
Mexico
446
This religion is legally abolished in China, the first of four
separate times this would happen
Buddhism
c. 432
This saint arrives in Ireland
Saint Patrick
427
This city becomes the capital of the Korean kingdom "Goguryeo"
Pyongyang
420
This city is founded on a lagoon in the Adriatic
Venice
415
The pagan philosopher Hypatia is murdered in this African city
Alexandria
400s
Angles, Saxons, and Jutes begin to raid and settle this island
Great Britain
400s – 500s
Han Chinese people begin to settle the area south of this river
Yangtze
+1
Level 65
Sep 21, 2020
Can you accept Aya Sophia? That's what it's known as in Turkish. (It's also known as Sancta Sophia in Latin. I never remember the English version) Thanks
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2020
The "English" version is actually the Greek version.
+2
Level 58
Oct 13, 2020
Can you accept Lutetia for Paris? It was the name at the time