History Quiz / Before or After: AD 1000

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Can you determine whether the following events occurred before (B) or after (A) AD 1000?

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Event(B)efore or (A)fter
University of Bologna (oldest in Europe) founded
Ottoman Empire founded
Bede the Venerable dies
England's last pagan king dies
Founding of Hanseatic League
Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes first shogun of Japan
Henry II of England invades Ireland
Charlemagne dies
Invention of gunpowder
Rome is sacked by Alaric of the Visigoths
Pope Urban begins First Crusade
Founding of Knights Templar
Duchy of Normandy founded in modern-day France
Dante completes the Divine Comedy
Arabs attempt first siege of Constantinople
Event(B)efore or (A)fter
William the Conqueror becomes King of England
The Great Schism splits Christianity into two branches
Signing of the Magna Carta
Hugh Capet begins Capetian dynasty in France
Alfred the Great unites most of England
Iceland settled by the Norse
The prophet Muhammad is born
Construction begins on the Tower of London
Song dynasty begins rule of China
Eric the Red begins colonizing Greenland
Construction begins on Notre-Dame de Paris
Otto the Great becomes Holy Roman Emperor
Vikings begin attacks on England
First recorded use of movable type for printing
Genghis Khan establishes Mongol Empire

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