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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Conquering Constantinople

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What did 15th and 16th century Ottoman sultans do to Constantinople after Ottoman forces captured it in 1453?

A

They destroyed the city and made Damascus their capital.

B

They allowed leaders of the Orthodox Church to restore and build new churches.

C

They invited Western European architects to direct the rebuilding of the city.

D

They left the original city intact but at a much reduced condition.

E

They restored and beautified it and made it the Ottoman capital.