Medieval Europe Quiz: How Well You Know?

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How well do you know about Medieval Europe? The Middle Age is the middle period, which consists of three traditional divisions of western history. This history includes classical antiquity, the Medieval Period, and the Modern Period. The medieval time itself is subdivided into the early, high, and late middle ages. Take this quiz and put your knowledge of Medieval Europe to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is true of Justinian?

    • A.

      Built the Hagia Sophia

    • B.

      Was the first Holy Roman Emperor

    • C.

      Could regain all the lost territories and fulfill his dream of a second Roman Empire

    Correct Answer
    A. Built the Hagia Sophia
    Explanation
    Justinian is known for building the Hagia Sophia, an iconic Byzantine architectural masterpiece located in Istanbul, Turkey. This structure served as a cathedral for over 900 years before being converted into a mosque and later a museum. Justinian's decision to construct the Hagia Sophia demonstrated his commitment to showcasing the grandeur and power of the Byzantine Empire. It remains a symbol of his reign and the cultural and architectural achievements of the Byzantine era.

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  • 2. 

    All of the following are true about Charlemagne except.....

    • A.

      Was the king of the Franks

    • B.

      Built a massive empire including Spain

    • C.

      Was the first Holy Roman Emperor

    • D.

      Was Christian

    • E.

      Was illiterate

    • F.

      All of the above are true

    • G.

      None of the above are actually true

    Correct Answer
    B. Built a massive empire including Spain
    Explanation
    Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was indeed the king of the Franks and the first Holy Roman Emperor. He was also a devout Christian. However, it is not true that he built a massive empire including Spain. Charlemagne's empire, known as the Carolingian Empire, covered much of Western Europe, but it did not include Spain. Therefore, the correct answer is that he did not build a massive empire including Spain.

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  • 3. 

    The treaty of Verdun was..... well what was it?

    • A.

      Made Christianity the most popular religion in China

    • B.

      Made the borders for Charlemagne' sons clear

    • C.

      Ended the war between small Italian states and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa

    Correct Answer
    B. Made the borders for Charlemagne' sons clear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Treaty of Verdun made the borders for Charlemagne's sons clear. This treaty, signed in 843, divided the Carolingian Empire into three separate kingdoms, one for each of Charlemagne's grandsons. It established the boundaries of these kingdoms, which would later evolve into the countries of France, Germany, and Italy. This division helped to bring stability to the empire and prevent further conflict between Charlemagne's descendants.

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  • 4. 

    The Black Death was a form of bubonic plague, was transmitted by rats, and came from Mexico.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The Black Death was a form of bubonic plague, but it was not transmitted by rats and did not come from Mexico. It is believed to have originated in Asia and spread to Europe through trade routes. Rats were not the primary carriers of the disease, but rather fleas that infested rats.

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  • 5. 

    All of the above is true about the 100-year long war except

    • A.

      Was fought between the French and British people

    • B.

      Britain had better chances to win the war in the beginning of the war

    • C.

      Changed the way of war

    • D.

      Was fought between Edward III and his rival Philip V

    • E.

      All of the above are actually true

    Correct Answer
    D. Was fought between Edward III and his rival Philip V
    Explanation
    The given statement "Was fought between Edward III and his rival Philip V" is incorrect because the 100-year long war was actually fought between the French and British people. Edward III and Philip V were not rivals, but rather kings of England and France respectively during the war.

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  • 6. 

    In Medieval Europe, the nobility had their rights from the Patent of nobility, which said that their ancestors were noble.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in Medieval Europe, the nobility did indeed have their rights granted through the Patent of nobility. This document confirmed that their ancestors were noble, thus establishing their own noble status. This system allowed the nobility to maintain their privileges and social standing, as their noble lineage was considered an important aspect of their identity and authority.

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  • 7. 

    The Suzerain was.....

    • A.

      The lord, which the vassals served

    • B.

      A great Emperor who lead a crusade to Jerusalem but then drowned while crossing a river

    • C.

      The director from Jersey Shore

    Correct Answer
    A. The lord, which the vassals served
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The lord, which the vassals served." This answer refers to the historical concept of suzerainty, where a suzerain was a lord or ruler who had vassals that served and owed allegiance to them. The vassals would provide military service, loyalty, and sometimes tribute to the suzerain in exchange for protection and land. This relationship was common in feudal societies, where the suzerain had authority and control over the vassals.

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  • 8. 

    What is true of the Crusades?

    • A.

      Created peace in Europe

    • B.

      Made the animosity between Muslims and Christians even deeper

    • C.

      There were overall 8 crusades to Jerusalem

    • D.

      Constantinople was plundered during the 4th Crusade

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Created peace in Europe
    B. Made the animosity between Muslims and Christians even deeper
    D. Constantinople was plundered during the 4th Crusade
    Explanation
    The Crusades did not create peace in Europe, as they were military campaigns that resulted in violence and conflict. Instead, the Crusades deepened the animosity between Muslims and Christians, as they were fought primarily against Muslims in the Holy Land. Additionally, while there were multiple crusades, the statement that there were overall 8 crusades to Jerusalem is incorrect. Lastly, Constantinople was indeed plundered during the 4th Crusade, which further strained relations between the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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  • 9. 

    Merchants found that a stable coinage and financial techniques such as letters of credit, which they learned from the Muslims, increased their commercial opportunities

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Merchants discovered that using a stable coinage and adopting financial techniques like letters of credit, which they learned from the Muslims, enhanced their commercial prospects. This suggests that the statement is true, as it implies that these practices were beneficial for merchants and helped them expand their business opportunities.

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  • 10. 

    • A.

      This is a picture made during the black death and expresses death

    • B.

      Is a picture about the Crusades

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. This is a picture made during the black death and expresses death
  • 11. 

    All of the above are true about William except

    • A.

      Was also called "the conqueror"

    • B.

      Was the Duke of Normandy

    • C.

      Wrote Domesday Book

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Was also called "the conqueror"
    B. Was the Duke of Normandy
    C. Wrote Domesday Book
    Explanation
    William, also known as "the conqueror," was indeed the Duke of Normandy and is credited with writing the Domesday Book. Therefore, the correct answer is that all of the statements are true about William.

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  • 12. 

    What is true about the first universities in Medieval Europe?

    • A.

      Were in Bologna and Salerno

    • B.

      Were in the Holy Roman Empire

    • C.

      Much curriculum was devoted to commentaries on the Roman Empire

    • D.

      St. Thomas Aquinas was greatest Christian teacher

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Were in Bologna and Salerno
    B. Were in the Holy Roman Empire
    D. St. Thomas Aquinas was greatest Christian teacher
    Explanation
    The first universities in Medieval Europe were located in Bologna and Salerno. They were also established in the Holy Roman Empire. Additionally, a significant part of the curriculum in these universities was dedicated to commentaries on the Roman Empire. St. Thomas Aquinas is considered one of the greatest Christian teachers, but it is not directly related to the establishment or location of the first universities in Medieval Europe.

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  • 13. 

    Gothic cathedrals were built from Italy north and west to England.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Gothic cathedrals were indeed built from Italy north and west to England. This architectural style originated in France in the 12th century and spread throughout Europe. The construction of Gothic cathedrals was a significant cultural and artistic movement during the medieval period, characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. The style gradually made its way from France to other countries, including Italy, Germany, and England, where magnificent cathedrals such as Notre-Dame de Paris and Canterbury Cathedral were constructed. Therefore, the given answer, "True," is correct.

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