Medieval Europe

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Europe Quizzes & Trivia

Covering topics such as Charlesmagne, feudalism, towns, and the treatment of Jews during the Medieval Ages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Medieval Ages lasted from:
    • A. 

      500 AD-500 BC

    • B. 

      500 AD-1300 AD

    • C. 

      800 AD-1600 AD

  • 2. 
    Which of the following events marks the beginning of the "Dark Ages" in Europe?
    • A. 

      The coronation of the Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor

    • B. 

      The sack of the city of Rome

    • C. 

      The Viking raid at Lindisfarne

  • 3. 
    Which of the following gives the best desvcription of the pagan religions of western Europe BEFORE the coming of Christianity 
    • A. 

      Pagans followed one god called Odin

    • B. 

      Pagan beliefs were similar to Christianity but rejected Jesus as a god.

    • C. 

      Pagan beliefs believed in many gods based on nature

  • 4. 
    • Spread Christianity to Germna pagans 
    • Built schools and libraries even for the poor to use
    • United the Franks and Germanic people  under one strong kingdom
    Who Am I?
    • A. 

      Pope Leo X

    • B. 

      Charlemagne

    • C. 

      Pepin the Short

  • 5. 
    If you were a Viking raider which of the following would be your FIRST choice as a target
    • A. 

      Monastery

    • B. 

      Small farming village

    • C. 

      Large town without walls

    • D. 

      Castle of a wealthy Lord

  • 6. 
    Although many people believe that the word 'Viking' refers to all people in Medieval Scandanvaia. The term actually refers to:
    • A. 

      Farmers

    • B. 

      Coastal sailors

    • C. 

      Pirates

    • D. 

      Hired mercenary soldiers

  • 7. 
    The Vikings 'secret weapon' that it allowed it to strike swiftly pretty much anywhere in Europe.
    • A. 

      The longbow

    • B. 

      The trebuchet

    • C. 

      The longship

  • 8. 
    One of the main reasons why the Vikings became so active in the 800s was:
    • A. 

      Charlemagne's brutal conversion of pagan's to Christianity

    • B. 

      A new ice age forced the Vikings from their homes

    • C. 

      The plague forced the Vikings from their homes

  • 9. 
    In Europe during the Dark Ages, feudalism developed out of the need for:
    • A. 

      Greater security and protection

    • B. 

      As a way to grow more food

    • C. 

      To promote trade and learning

  • 10. 
    The center of the feudal system was:
    • A. 

      The manor

    • B. 

      The town

    • C. 

      The village

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe life in a medieval castle/ manor?
    • A. 

      Dark and cold

    • B. 

      People ate, slept, and entertained in the Great Room

    • C. 

      Places where the Lord and his knights lived

    • D. 

      Filled with bright paintings and fancy furniture

  • 12. 
    What was the other purpose for a moat  besides protecting the castle?
    • A. 

      A swimming area for kids

    • B. 

      A sewer

    • C. 

      A pond to raise ducks for the kitchen

  • 13. 
    Before a knight would become a knight they had to start off as a Page. Which of the following described the work of a Page? 
    • A. 

      Worked with the ladies of the house learning to dance

    • B. 

      Worked with his knight, shining his armor & serving him at dinner

    • C. 

      Worked with the monks learning to pray

  • 14. 
    What was the main purpose for the code of conduct we now call Chivalry?
    • A. 

      To teach the knight proper manners (especially at the dinner table)

    • B. 

      To teach the knight how to focus his mind through meditation

    • C. 

      To teach the knight how to become a better fighter

  • 15. 
    Which of the following rules would NOT get a peasant into a big trouble?
    • A. 

      Caught hunting in the Lord's woods

    • B. 

      Caught not doing work on a holiday

    • C. 

      Failing to grind his grain at the Lord's mill

  • 16. 
    What is the name for a peasant who was not free to leave the manor or marry without the Lord's permission?
    • A. 

      Slave

    • B. 

      Serf

    • C. 

      Jounreyman

  • 17. 
    The economic system where all food and goods that the lord needed was produced on his estate is known as:
    • A. 

      Manorialism

    • B. 

      Feudalism

    • C. 

      Communism