Bentley Ch. 19 Influence Of Europe

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The sixteenth century was on the whole a time of economic expansion for Europe and saw the continent grow in regards to trade and military power. Having covered Bentley Ch. 19 on the influence of Europe, how much do you recall? Take up this multiple choice tests and see for yourself.


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  • 1. 
    The Holy Roman Empire was "neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire" because
    • A. 

      The emperors were not crowned by the popes

    • B. 

      The Byzantine emperors did not acknowledge the Holy Roman Empire

    • C. 

      The people who lived there did not practice Christianity

    • D. 

      It did not restore imperial unity to western Europe

  • 2. 
    Which of the following did not contribute to the expansion of arable land in Europe during the high middle ages?
    • A. 

      Population pressure

    • B. 

      Use of the horseshoe and horse collar

    • C. 

      Increased cultivation of beans

    • D. 

      The shift from horses to oxen

  • 3. 
    According to Pegolotti
    • A. 

      European long-distance trade with China was perfectly safe

    • B. 

      Local lords always robbed traveling merchants

    • C. 

      By using paper money in China, Europeans paid higher prices for their goods

    • D. 

      Traders should try to bargain for the cheapest guide

  • 4. 
    The Hanseatic League was
    • A. 

      Known for its determination to reconquer Spain and wrest it from Muslim control

    • B. 

      Responsible for curbing the expansion of the Holy Roman Empire

    • C. 

      An association of trading cities of northern Europe

    • D. 

      A military religious order

  • 5. 
    In medieval Europe, the three estates meant
    • A. 

      England, Scotland, and Ireland

    • B. 

      The three rolyal estates of the Capetian kings

    • C. 

      The three social classes

    • D. 

      The big three city-states in north Italy

  • 6. 
    During the high middle ages, the development of towns and cities "fit awkwardly in the framework of a medieval political order" because
    • A. 

      Their citizens demanded autonomy from local lords

    • B. 

      Unlike feudal manors, cities were egalitarian societies

    • C. 

      Unlike the organization of the workforce on feudal manors, women became part of the working class in cities

    • D. 

      Townspeople included all three estates

  • 7. 
    Guilds of European cities and towns could do all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Set standards of quality for manufactured goods

    • B. 

      Administer justice on behalf of the city government

    • C. 

      Determine the prices at which members had to sell their products

    • D. 

      Regulate the entry of new workers in their groups

  • 8. 
    Curricula of cathedral schools concentrated on
    • A. 

      Liberal arts

    • B. 

      Theology

    • C. 

      Law and medicine

    • D. 

      The writings of Aquinas

  • 9. 
    During the high middle ages, European scholars' rediscovery of Aristotle's work led to
    • A. 

      The growing dynamism of popular heresies

    • B. 

      The development of scholasticism

    • C. 

      A rejection of the Latin classics

    • D. 

      A decline in Christian belief

  • 10. 
    Christians' devotion to saints was very much like
    • A. 

      The Bantu people's devotion to the creator god

    • B. 

      Buddhists' devotion to Bodhisattvas

    • C. 

      Muslims' devotion to Mecca

    • D. 

      The Jews' devotion to the Torah

  • 11. 
    Which of the following did NOT belong to the popular heresies of medieval Europe?
    • A. 

      Waldensians

    • B. 

      Cathars

    • C. 

      Albigensians

    • D. 

      Mendicants

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements does NOT describe the crusades?
    • A. 

      The campaigns showed European military superiority to Muslim armies

    • B. 

      One of the crusades conquered Constantinople instead of recapturing Palestine

    • C. 

      The crusaders traded eagerly with Muslim merchants in the eastern Mediterranean

    • D. 

      The crusaders introduced to Europe new agricultural products they learned about from the Muslims

  • 13. 
    The term RECONQUISTA specifically referred to
    • A. 

      The reconquest of Spain

    • B. 

      The reconquest of Sicily

    • C. 

      The recapture of Palestine

    • D. 

      The Albigensian crusade