High Middle Ages Review Test

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  • 1. 
    [Blank] helped inspire the French during the Hundred Years' War.
  • 2. 
    [Blank] helped inspire the French during the Hundred Years' War.
  • 3. 
    To use logic and reason to support church's teaching is called [Blank]
  • 4. 
    The Magna Carta give [Blank] that began to balance the power of kings and people in the Middle Ages.
  • 5. 
    King John was forced to sign the [Blank] after he angered the lords for taxing them too much.
  • 6. 
    [Blank] are a series of wars between France and England that changed the nationalistic ideas of both countries.
  • 7. 
    The new type of architecture know for high ceilings with large stained glass windows are in  [Blank] style.
  • 8. 
    Explain how feudalism brought order to Europe.
  • 9. 
    How did Medieval Kings tried to strengthen their power? Give specific examples please.
  • 10. 
    Explain how daily life in medieval Europe centered around the church.
  • 11. 
    Why did the Crusades help open trade routes between Europe and the Middle East?
  • 12. 
    How did the Magna Carta change the relationship between the people and their king?
  • 13. 
    Explain the effects of Black Death over medieval Europe.
  • 14. 
    What was one of Henry II's greatest accomplishments?
    • A. 

      He developed a unifies legal system.

    • B. 

      He wrote the Domesday Book.

    • C. 

      He signed the Magna Carta.

    • D. 

      He founded Parliament.

  • 15. 
    Which accurately describes a change in European society during the Black Death?
    • A. 

      Lower classes began to depend more on manor lords

    • B. 

      People band together for protections.

    • C. 

      People looked for safety by not being around other people.

    • D. 

      Roles in society became more strict.

  • 16. 
    In the High Middle Ages, the balance of power began to shift toward
    • A. 

      The Church

    • B. 

      Monarchs

    • C. 

      Nobles

    • D. 

      Townspeople.

  • 17. 
    Why were Jews targeted during the Black Death?
    • A. 

      No other religious minorities had survived.

    • B. 

      People were looking for a scapegoat.

    • C. 

      The Church wanted to convert them.

    • D. 

      There were immune from the disease.

  • 18. 
    While crusaders fought Muslims in the Holy Land, in Europe,
    • A. 

      Christians made friends with Jews.

    • B. 

      Jews and Muslims formed alliances.

    • C. 

      Heretics were honored by the Pope

    • D. 

      Attacks on Jews, Muslims, and heretics increased.

  • 19. 
    In theory, feudalism was based on cooperation and support. Which best describes feudalism in practice?
    • A. 

      Code of Chivalry

    • B. 

      Mutual responsibility

    • C. 

      Frequent warfare

    • D. 

      Self-sufficiency

  • 20. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason for the Catholic Church's great power in medieval Europe?
    • A. 

      Its control over the sacraments

    • B. 

      Its large landholdings and wealth

    • C. 

      Its moral and religious authority

    • D. 

      Its huge army in Rome

  • 21. 
    With the "power of the purse," Parliament could
    • A. 

      Convene the Great Council

    • B. 

      Try clergy in royal courts.

    • C. 

      Limit the power of the king.

    • D. 

      Increase English support of the pope.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following was one result of the Crusades?
    • A. 

      An economic slowdown in Europe

    • B. 

      A decrease in the power of monarchs

    • C. 

      A legacy of hatred between Jews and Muslims

    • D. 

      A legacy of hatred between Christians and Muslims

  • 23. 
    What was Pope Urban's reason for launching the First Crusade?
    • A. 

      To free the Holy Land

    • B. 

      To open trade routes to India

    • C. 

      To defeat Saladin

    • D. 

      To control the Byzantine empire.

  • 24. 
    Which describes medieval art?
    • A. 

      Most medieval art was carved stone sculptures.

    • B. 

      Most medieval art was created for middle-class people.

    • C. 

      Most medieval art was religious.

    • D. 

      Most medieval art shows the heroic stories of knights.

  • 25. 
    What was one way people reacted to the spread of the Black Death?
    • A. 

      They turned to magic or witchcraft for cures.

    • B. 

      Jews blamed Christians for causing the disease.

    • C. 

      The papal court was moved to Avignon.

    • D. 

      Castles and knights fell out of favor.

  • 26. 
    And economic result of the Black Death was
    • A. 

      A decrease in wages.

    • B. 

      The Hundred Years' War.

    • C. 

      An increase in the cost of labor.

    • D. 

      An increase in production.

  • 27. 
    One cause of the Hundred Years' War was
    • A. 

      French kings' claims to English lands.

    • B. 

      Early English victories.

    • C. 

      English kings' claims to French lands.

    • D. 

      The capture of Joan of Arc.

  • 28. 
    A result of the Hundred Years' War was
    • A. 

      An increase in the power of the French Estates General.

    • B. 

      A weakened sense of national feeling in France.

    • C. 

      An increase in the power of the English Parliament.

    • D. 

      A stronger English interest in a continental empire.