Chapter 10 Exam (the High Middle Ages)

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  • 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.

  • 26. 
    In towns, there was a great danger of...
    • A. 

      Plague

    • B. 

      Fleas

    • C. 

      Fire

    • D. 

      Explosions

  • 27. 
    What did city dwellers rely on for their water?
    • A. 

      Bottled water

    • B. 

      They had to drink polluted water.

    • C. 

      Well water

    • D. 

      They boiled their water.

  • 28. 
    The territories of central Italy came to be known as this...in the fifth century?
    • A. 

      Missionary states

    • B. 

      Papal states

    • C. 

      Catholic states

    • D. 

      Governing states

  • 29. 
    Who was the first pope to officially fight the practice of secular interference in the appointment of church officials?
    • A. 

      Pope Benedict

    • B. 

      Pope Urban II

    • C. 

      Pope Gregory VII

    • D. 

      Pope Innocent III

  • 30. 
    Who did Pope Gregory VII soon find himself in conflict with?
    • A. 

      Henry VIII

    • B. 

      Henry IV

  • 31. 
    During the papacy of this individual, the Catholic church reached the height of its political power.
    • A. 

      Pope Benedict

    • B. 

      Pope Urban II

    • C. 

      Pope Gregory VII

    • D. 

      Pope Innocent III

  • 32. 
    The Cistercians were a group of monks that were unhappy with their own Benedictine monastery. What made them so unique as compared to other monks?
    • A. 

      They were poor.

    • B. 

      They were strict.

    • C. 

      They wore brown robes.

    • D. 

      They began to speak out the word of God to the people.

  • 33. 
    Who were the Franciscans founded by?
    • A. 

      Saint Benedict

    • B. 

      Saint Francis of Assissi

    • C. 

      Dominic de Guzman

    • D. 

      Pope Innocent III

  • 34. 
    He was the patron saint of children.
    • A. 

      St. Francis

    • B. 

      St. Benedict

    • C. 

      St. Nicholas

    • D. 

      St. Guzman

  • 35. 
    Whose work upset many Christians when they read it because he arrived at conclusions because of rational thought and not by faith?
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      St. Thomas Aquinas

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 36. 
    Which one of these cathedrals has barrel vaulted ceilings?
    • A. 

      Romanesque

    • B. 

      Early Christian

    • C. 

      Gothic

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 37. 
    Which one of these cathedrals has flying buttresses?
    • A. 

      Romanesque

    • B. 

      Early Christian

    • C. 

      Gothic

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 38. 
    This means, "An agricultural estate run by a lord and worked by peasants."
    • A. 

      Money economy

    • B. 

      Inquisition

    • C. 

      Interdict

    • D. 

      Manor

  • 39. 
    "These were peasants legally bound to the land."
    • A. 

      Journeymen

    • B. 

      Serfs

    • C. 

      Saints

    • D. 

      Patricians

  • 40. 
    "This is an economic system based on money, rather than barter-which began to emerge in the High Middle Ages."
    • A. 

      Vernacular

    • B. 

      Sacraments

    • C. 

      Money Economy

    • D. 

      Theology

  • 41. 
    Why was water often polluted in the city?
    • A. 

      People poured bleach in the water.

    • B. 

      The animals bathed in the water.

    • C. 

      It wasn't polluted.

    • D. 

      People threw blood and animals parts in the water.

  • 42. 
    "Elections in the town were often rigged in order to make sure that only these people (members of the wealthiest and most powerful families) were elected."
    • A. 

      Guilds

    • B. 

      Patricians

    • C. 

      Money Economy

    • D. 

      Journeymen

  • 43. 
    "This was a business association in which craftspeople began to first organize themselves."
    • A. 

      Guild

    • B. 

      Apprentice

    • C. 

      Vernacular

    • D. 

      Scholasticism

  • 44. 
    "A person who wanted to learn a trade became this, usually around the age of 10."
    • A. 

      Journeymen

    • B. 

      Saint

    • C. 

      Masterpiece

    • D. 

      Apprentice

  • 45. 
    "After 5-7 years of service during which they learned their craft, apprentices became this and worked for wages for other masters."
    • A. 

      Journeymen

    • B. 

      Relics

    • C. 

      Saints

    • D. 

      Guilds

  • 46. 
    "In order to become a journeyman, people were expected to create this..."
    • A. 

      Relic

    • B. 

      Heresy

    • C. 

      Masterpiece

    • D. 

      Theology

  • 47. 
    "Secular, or lay, rulers usually both chose nominees to church offices and gave them symbols of their office, a practice known as this..."
    • A. 

      Inquisition

    • B. 

      Interdict

    • C. 

      Money Economy

    • D. 

      Lay Investiture

  • 48. 
    "This forbids a priest from giving the sacrament."
    • A. 

      Heresy

    • B. 

      Relics

    • C. 

      Inquisition

    • D. 

      Interdict

  • 49. 
    "These are Christian rites of the Church to a particular group of people."
    • A. 

      Heresy

    • B. 

      Sacraments

    • C. 

      Theology

    • D. 

      Saints

  • 50. 
    "This is the denial of church doctrine."
    • A. 

      Heresy

    • B. 

      Theology

    • C. 

      Inquisition

    • D. 

      Relic

  • 51. 
    "The Church's desire to have a method of discovering and dealing with heretics led to the creation of a court called this..."
    • A. 

      Theology

    • B. 

      Inquisition

    • C. 

      Heresy

    • D. 

      Scholasticism

  • 52. 
    "These are men and women who were considered especially holy and who had achieved a special position in Heaven."
    • A. 

      Journeymen

    • B. 

      Guilds

    • C. 

      Serfs

    • D. 

      Saints

  • 53. 
    "These were usually bones of saints or objects connected with saints that were considered worthy of worship because they provided a link between Heaven and Earth."
    • A. 

      Relics

    • B. 

      Saints

    • C. 

      Theology

    • D. 

      Sacraments

  • 54. 
    "This is the study of religion and God."
    • A. 

      Sacraments

    • B. 

      Heresy

    • C. 

      Interdict

    • D. 

      Theology

  • 55. 
    "This means trying to reconcile faith and reason-to show that what was accepted on faith was in harmoney with what could be learned through reason and experience."
    • A. 

      Scholasticism

    • B. 

      Theology

    • C. 

      Inquisition

    • D. 

      Vernacular

  • 56. 
    "This means the language of everyday speech in particular regions, such as Spanish, French, English, or German."
    • A. 

      Theology

    • B. 

      Vernacular

    • C. 

      Relics

    • D. 

      Masterpiece

  • 57. 
    Where was the first European university created?
    • A. 

      New York, NY

    • B. 

      Boston, MA

    • C. 

      London, England

    • D. 

      Bologna

  • 58. 
    How were examinations given at the first university?
    • A. 

      They were all essays.

    • B. 

      They were given orally.

    • C. 

      They were given by multiple choice.

    • D. 

      They were given by example.

  • 59. 
    In what city did Europe contract the Black plague?
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Venice

    • C. 

      Caffa

    • D. 

      Florence

  • 60. 
    What was the cause of the Black Death?
    • A. 

      Fleas

    • B. 

      Rats

    • C. 

      Mice

    • D. 

      Rabbits

  • 61. 
    Who brought the Black Death into Italy?
    • A. 

      Muslims

    • B. 

      Mongols

    • C. 

      Spanish merchants

    • D. 

      Rabbits

  • 62. 
    What did the Black Death look like?
    • A. 

      White spots all over the body.

    • B. 

      A red rash all over the body.

    • C. 

      There were no visible signs. It was a virus.

    • D. 

      Bulbs of puss that usually arose over the lymph node areas.

  • 63. 
    Was it good for the Black Death to turn a person's body black?
    • A. 

      Yes, it meant the individual was healing.

    • B. 

      No, it meant that they would die.

  • 64. 
    What country was Joan of Arc from?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Mongolia

  • 65. 
    What was unique about Joan of Arc?
    • A. 

      She heard Satan telling her that if she didn't fight in the Hundred Years' War, she would be damned.

    • B. 

      She had three arms, which made her an incredible fighter.

    • C. 

      She was born with the unique ability to fight and fought really well against the English.

    • D. 

      She heard voices, which told her to lead the French army into victory.

  • 66. 
    How did Joan of Arc die?
    • A. 

      She was killed at the battle of Orleans.

    • B. 

      She was killed by one of her own men because they found out she was a woman.

    • C. 

      She was captured by the English and eventually burned at the stake.

    • D. 

      None of the above answers is true.