History Of Medieval Europe Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Traveling to Rome to crush a mob threatening the pope.

    • B. 

      Building an empire larger than any since Rome.

    • C. 

      Visiting every part of his kingdom to ensure justice.

    • D. 

      Halting the expansion of the Muslim empire.

  • 2. 
    All of the following are true of the Germanic tribes EXCEPT that
    • A. 

      They used a variety of written languages

    • B. 

      They lived in small, closely knit communities.

    • C. 

      They had a strong tradition of songs and legends.

    • D. 

      Each tribe's chief had a group of warriors loyal only to him.

  • 3. 
    The bargain made between a lord and his vassal was
    • A. 

      That the vassal would build a city on the lord's lands

    • B. 

      That the lord would defend the vassal in battle.

    • C. 

      That the lord would grant the vassal land in exchange for military service.

    • D. 

      That the vassal would build a monastery in exchange for food.

  • 4. 
    The interdict was an effective weapon for a pope to use against a king because
    • A. 

      It would deprive the king of his own personal salvation.

    • B. 

      It gave other rulers permission to war against the offending king.

    • C. 

      It decreed that the king must give up his kingdom and leave Europe forever.

    • D. 

      It cost the king the loyalty of his subjects who feared for their own souls.

  • 5. 
    Pope Gregory VII and the German Emperor Henry IV fought over the issue of
    • A. 

      Rule of the Papal States.

    • B. 

      Secular appointment of bishops.

    • C. 

      The Church's collection of tithes.

    • D. 

      Papa appointment of bishops.

  • 6. 
    During the Middle Ages, what was a grant of land from a lord to a vassal called?
  • 7. 
    What was the act of taking away a person's right to membership in the Church?
  • 8. 
    What system of government was based on the exchange of land for protection and services?
  • 9. 
    What was the body of rules and regulcations governing religious practices called?
  • 10. 
    What was a lord's estate called?
  • 11. 
    Which leader halted the Muslim invastion of Western Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732?
  • 12. 
    During the Middle Ages, the lowest ranking members of the clergy were
    • A. 

      Abbots.

    • B. 

      Priests.

    • C. 

      Bishops.

    • D. 

      Peasants.

  • 13. 
    What were the forces holding feudal society together?
    • A. 

      A set of mutual social obligations and the teachings of the Church.

    • B. 

      Loyalty to country and belief in God.

    • C. 

      Pride in their Roman heritage and a thriving economic system.

    • D. 

      The code of chivalry, the laws of Rome, and the teachings of the Church.

  • 14. 
    How were feudalism and the manor system related?
    • A. 

      Feudalism was a social order, and the manor system was the economic arrangement that supported it.

    • B. 

      Feudalism applied only to lords, while the manor system involved serfs.

    • C. 

      The laws of feudalism were set by the king, and the laws of the manor were set by the Church.

    • D. 

      Feudalism involved only war, while the manor system involved farming.

  • 15. 
    What happened to the status of women during the MIddle Ages?
    • A. 

      Women gained power by becoming nuns.

    • B. 

      Womens' status improved because the Church held them in high esteem.

    • C. 

      Womens' roles remained limited to the home and convent.

    • D. 

      Women gained power.