Medieval Europe Practice Test

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In the history of Europe, the middle Ages began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The periods gave us some good stories that have even inspired films and plays. Test how much you know about the time of kings and knights using the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one does Europe NOT have?
    • A. 

      Rainforest

    • B. 

      Forest

    • C. 

      Farmland

    • D. 

      Rivers

  • 2. 
    Who is a "lord"?
    • A. 

      Group of people with same job

    • B. 

      Bound to the soil

    • C. 

      Land-owning noble

    • D. 

      Fight for other vassle

  • 3. 
    What is Chivalry?
    • A. 

      Land-owning noble

    • B. 

      Group of people with same job

    • C. 

      Code of samurai

    • D. 

      Code of knight

  • 4. 
    What is a monastery?
    • A. 

      Another name for castle

    • B. 

      Place of prayer for monks

    • C. 

      People with same jobs

    • D. 

      There is a manor house, church, farmland

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Group of people with the same job

    • B. 

      Place of prayer for monks

    • C. 

      Document that talks about people's rights

    • D. 

      There is a manor house, church, farmland

  • 6. 
    What did knights do?
    • A. 

      Were bound to the soil

    • B. 

      Worked on the farmland

    • C. 

      Fought for their lord in exchange for money and land

    • D. 

      Kept records of birth and death

  • 7. 
    Serfs are people who
    • A. 

      Fought for their lord in exchange for money and land

    • B. 

      Are bound to the soil

    • C. 

      Made products out of iron

    • D. 

      Traded goods

  • 8. 
    Protection was the main purpose of the ______________.
    • A. 

      Town

    • B. 

      Manor

    • C. 

      Cathedral

    • D. 

      Castle

  • 9. 
    Holding onto the land and power was the reason for ____________
    • A. 

      Feudalism

    • B. 

      Clergy

    • C. 

      Monastery order

    • D. 

      Crusades

  • 10. 
    What did Charlemagne do?
    • A. 

      Fight with the Pope about who should get the control over the church officials

    • B. 

      He was the leader of Muslim army and drove out the Crusades from Palestine

    • C. 

      Built a great empire and unified Europe after the fall of Roman

    • D. 

      Lead France to victory during the Hundred Years War

  • 11. 
    Who is Henry IV?
    • A. 

      He is the king who was arguing with the Pope about who gets to control the church officials

    • B. 

      He is the Pope who was arguing with the king about who gets to control the church officials

    • C. 

      He signed the Magna Carta

    • D. 

      He lead the Reconquista and drove out the Muslims from Spain

  • 12. 
    Who is Gregory VII
    • A. 

      He is the king who was arguing with the Pope about who gets to control the church officials

    • B. 

      He is the Pope who was arguing with the King about who gets to control the church officials

    • C. 

      He signed Magna Carta

    • D. 

      He did the Reconquista and drove out the Muslims from Spain

  • 13. 
    Who is King John?
    • A. 

      He is the king who was arguing with the Pope about who gets to control the church officials

    • B. 

      He is the Pope who was arguing with the King about who gets to control the church officials

    • C. 

      He signed Magna Carta

    • D. 

      He did the Reconquista and drove out the Muslims out of Spain

  • 14. 
    Who is Saladin?
    • A. 

      He is the strong leader of the Muslim army and drove out the Crusades

    • B. 

      He created the Frankish empire

    • C. 

      He signed Magna Carta

    • D. 

      He did the reconquista and drove out the Muslims out of Spain

  • 15. 
    Who is Queen Isabella?
    • A. 

      She lead France to victory during the Hundred Years War

    • B. 

      She created the Frankish kingdom

    • C. 

      She created Habeas Corpus

    • D. 

      She did the Reconquista and drove out the Muslims out of Spain

  • 16. 
    Who is Joan of Arc?
    • A. 

      She is a peasant girl who lead France to victory during the Hundred Years War

    • B. 

      She created Frankish Kingdom

    • C. 

      She said to live without luxury or property, be a teacher and a healer and friend to all living things

    • D. 

      She did the Reconquista and drove out the Muslims out of Spain

  • 17. 
    Who is Francis of Assisi?
    • A. 

      He created the monastery order

    • B. 

      He said to live without luxury or property, be a teacher and a healer and friend to all living things

    • C. 

      He said that the classical teachings can co-exist with the teachings from the Church

    • D. 

      He created the Frankish kingdom

  • 18. 
    Who is Thomas Aquinas
    • A. 

      He created the monastery order

    • B. 

      He said to give up all luxuries and properties, be a teacher, a healer and a friend to all living things

    • C. 

      He said that the classical teachings can co-exist with the teachings from the Church

    • D. 

      He signed Magna Carta

  • 19. 
    What were Henry IV and Gregory VII arguing about?
    • A. 

      Who should choose church officials

    • B. 

      Who should choose the next king

    • C. 

      Who should have more money

    • D. 

      Who should rule Jerusalem

  • 20. 
    What is "Crusades"?
    • A. 

      War between France and England

    • B. 

      Driving out Muslims from Spain

    • C. 

      Disease that killed 1/3 of the Europe's population

    • D. 

      The military expedition from Christian Europe to Palestine

  • 21. 
    What is Reconquista?
    • A. 

      Military expansion of Christian Europe to Palestine

    • B. 

      A document that states that no one should be imprisoned without proof

    • C. 

      Driving out the Crusades out of Palestine

    • D. 

      Driving out Muslims out and taking back Spain

  • 22. 
    European merchants were wiling to finance the Crusades in order to gain trade routes to _____________.
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      America

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 23. 
    How did the Crusades end?
    • A. 

      Muslims left the Holy Land

    • B. 

      Muslims taking control of Palestine

    • C. 

      Christians taking control of Palestine

    • D. 

      Jews taking control of Palestine

  • 24. 
    After the Crusades, trade increased over the ________________.
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Baltic Sea

    • C. 

      North Sea

    • D. 

      Atlantic Ocean

  • 25. 
    1/3 of Europe's population died due to____________.
    • A. 

      Reconquista

    • B. 

      Hundred Year War

    • C. 

      The Plague

    • D. 

      Crusades

  • 26. 
    The Plague weakened the feudal system because ....
    • A. 

      There were fewer workers and they demanded higher wages and migrated

    • B. 

      Church took control of the town

    • C. 

      Serfs and guilds stayed in one town without moving

    • D. 

      Food were poisoned

  • 27. 
    What is a parliament?
    • A. 

      Rules for clergy

    • B. 

      Rights of barons and nobles

    • C. 

      Representative government

    • D. 

      Court system

  • 28. 
    What did Magna Carta do?
    • A. 

      Gave rights to English men

    • B. 

      Provided legal proof for people during trial

    • C. 

      Freed the serfs

    • D. 

      Gave Pope more power

  • 29. 
    Parliament was made up of...
    • A. 

      Nobility, Church Officials and Representatives

    • B. 

      The King, The Pope, and Nobles

    • C. 

      Citizens, Monks and Nuns

    • D. 

      Knights, Bishops and Serfs

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Collect tax

    • B. 

      Make law

    • C. 

      Pass law

    • D. 

      Declare war