Medieval Europe

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  • 1. 
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  • 3. 
    A ruler named ________ became king of a Frankish tribe known as the Merovingians.
    • A. 

      Charlemagne

    • B. 

      Clovis

    • C. 

      Augustine

    • D. 

      Thomas Aquinas

  • 4. 
    Invaders surrounding the Germaic kingdoms attacked their borders frequently. Which invaders were most threatening?
    • A. 

      Christians

    • B. 

      Muslims

    • C. 

      Swedes

    • D. 

      Vikings

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Very good training because all priests went to exceptional seminaries.

    • B. 

      The average person had to read and interpret scripture on their own so they had some theological training.

    • C. 

      Most people were illiterate and priests were poorly trained.

  • 6. 
    Which saint founded the Monte Cassino monastery?
    • A. 

      Benedict

    • B. 

      Peter

    • C. 

      Gregory

    • D. 

      Padre Pio

  • 7. 
    Church courts could hold trials on matters of Church or secular law. King Henry II saw the Church courts as a challenge to royal power, so he...
    • A. 

      Ordered that all men must be tried in Royal courts

    • B. 

      Only allowed ordained men to be tried in Church courts

    • C. 

      Left the Church courts alone

    • D. 

      Created the job for the exchequer

  • 8. 
    What land did Eleanor of Aquitaine bring with her when she married Henry II?
    • A. 

      English land

    • B. 

      Spanish land

    • C. 

      French land

    • D. 

      American land

  • 9. 
    Why was Capet chosen to seize control from the weak Carolingians?
    • A. 

      He was a very strong and rich man with a lot of land.

    • B. 

      He controlled a very small amount of land and was not a threat to nobles' power.

    • C. 

      He had power in the monarchy.

    • D. 

      His landholdings were larger than his vassals, who had little individual power.

  • 10. 
    What treaty concluded that the Church had the power to name bishops and give them spiritual authority, but feudal lands and temporal authority was given by the Emperor?
    • A. 

      Concordant of Worms

    • B. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • C. 

      Council of Nicea

  • 11. 
    What did Henry IV ask of Gregory VII after he was excommunicated?
    • A. 

      Absolution

    • B. 

      Eucharist

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Holy Orders

  • 12. 
    What are the two types of clergy?
    • A. 

      Secular and Church

    • B. 

      Regular and Church

    • C. 

      Church and Monarchist

    • D. 

      Regular and Secular