Chapter 10 Exam (The High Middle Ages)

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Middle Ages Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What happened to the population in the High Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      It decreased three-fold.

    • B. 

      It increased 4 times itself.

    • C. 

      It doubled.

    • D. 

      It decreased slightly.

  • 2. 
    What was NOT a cause of this huge population increase?
    • A. 

      Europe settled and was more peaceful.

    • B. 

      Europeans did not understand basic reproduction concepts.

    • C. 

      Food production increased.

    • D. 

      There was a change in climate improving living conditions.

  • 3. 
    What type of technology did NOT aid in the development of farming during the High Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      People harnessed the power of wind and water.

    • B. 

      Many new devices were made of iron.

    • C. 

      The carruca was created, which was a heavy wheeled plow.

    • D. 

      Steel was made and used in scythes as well as hoes.

  • 4. 
    How many oxen were needed to pull a carruca?
    • A. 

      2-4

    • B. 

      6-8

    • C. 

      8-10

    • D. 

      10-12

  • 5. 
    What was the problem with oxen during the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      They were too fast.

    • B. 

      They were too slow.

  • 6. 
    What invention allowed horses to plow more efficiently?
    • A. 

      The horseshoe

    • B. 

      A new collar that spread weight around the shoulders.

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    It was common during the Middle Ages that one family could not afford a team of animals, so what did most families do?
    • A. 

      They borrowed money from the lord.

    • B. 

      They saved up as long as they could.

    • C. 

      They gave extra crops to the lord.

    • D. 

      They shared beasts with the villagers.

  • 8. 
    In the Middle Ages, people moved from a two-field system to what?
    • A. 

      A one-field system.

    • B. 

      They stayed at a two-field system.

    • C. 

      A three-field system.

    • D. 

      A four-field system.

  • 9. 
    Why did they split up the fields?
    • A. 

      To increase fertility and they varied their crops.

    • B. 

      The lord demanded it.

    • C. 

      They learned this new farming technique from the Muslims.

    • D. 

      They learned it from the monks.

  • 10. 
    What percentage of land did the lord have scattered throughout the manner that he owned?
    • A. 

      20-40%

    • B. 

      33-50%

    • C. 

      50-75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 11. 
    By 800, what percentage of people of western Europe were serfs?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 12. 
    About how many days a week did a serf work for their lord?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 13. 
    How did the serfs pay rent?
    • A. 

      They gave a portion of their crops to the lord.

    • B. 

      They had to work at the castle 2 days of the week.

    • C. 

      They didn't pay rent. They were considered free.

    • D. 

      They had to give all their crops to the lord.

  • 14. 
    True or false. Serfs were considered slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What was the duty of the lord toward the serfs?
    • A. 

      The lord had to protect the serfs.

    • B. 

      The lord had no duty to the serfs.

    • C. 

      He had to make sure they had enough to eat.

    • D. 

      He had to make sure they were fed, clothed, and housed.

  • 16. 
    How many rooms made up cottages of the peasants during the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      1-2

    • C. 

      2-3

    • D. 

      3-4

  • 17. 
    In what two months was it harvest time?
    • A. 

      July & August

    • B. 

      August & September

    • C. 

      September & October

    • D. 

      October & November

  • 18. 
    Which one of the following was NOT an important religious holiday during the High Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      Christmas

    • B. 

      Easter

    • C. 

      Halloween

    • D. 

      Pentecost

  • 19. 
    A total of how many days were religious holidays?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      50

  • 20. 
    True or false. Most village priests could not read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What was the main food of a peasant's diet?
    • A. 

      Pasta

    • B. 

      Rice

    • C. 

      Bread

    • D. 

      Fruit

  • 22. 
    What was the common drink of the upper classes?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Ale

    • D. 

      Vodka

  • 23. 
    What was the common drink of the lower classes?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Ale

    • D. 

      Vodka

  • 24. 
    What major trading city in Italy took the lead in becoming one of the most important trading centers by the end of the 10th century?
    • A. 

      Flanders

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Florence

    • D. 

      Venice

  • 25. 
    By 1100, townspeople were getting numerous rights from local lords. Which was NOT one of these rights?
    • A. 

      The right to buy and sell property.

    • B. 

      The right to representation if taken to court by the lord.

    • C. 

      Freedom from military service to the lord.

    • D. 

      The right of anescaped serf to become a free person after living a year and a day in a town.