AP European History Exam Sample Learning Quiz!

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AP European History Exam Sample Learning Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella accomplished all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Encouraging exploration of the New World

    • B. 

      Driving the Moors from their enclaves in Spain

    • C. 

      Creating a stronger central monarchy, though the two kingdoms retained some independence

    • D. 

      Strengthening Spanish Catholicism

    • E. 

      Gaining the support of Spain's Jewish community

  • 2. 
    Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch Renaissance humanist, wanted to:
    • A. 

      Elevate the Classics above all other literauture, including the bible

    • B. 

      Unite Classical and Christian ideals

    • C. 

      Put an end to all social hiearchy

    • D. 

      Lead a revolt against the Catholic Church

    • E. 

      Return Europe to the days of the Roman Empire

  • 3. 
    Compared to Italian humanists, northern humanists were more devoted to ________ reforms:
    • A. 

      Religious

    • B. 

      Political

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Economic

    • E. 

      Intellectual

  • 4. 
    The word "Renaissance" means:
    • A. 

      Flowering

    • B. 

      Genius

    • C. 

      Rebirth

    • D. 

      New Day

    • E. 

      Eruption

  • 5. 
    A controversy over _________ rocked German humanism:
    • A. 

      The use of perspective in art

    • B. 

      The drive for German unification

    • C. 

      Scholarly work on the Hebrew Bible and Jewish grammar

    • D. 

      The growing power of monastic orders

    • E. 

      The Golden Bull

  • 6. 
    This family dominated Renaissance Florence:
    • A. 

      Sforza

    • B. 

      Borgia

    • C. 

      Savonarola

    • D. 

      Ludovico

    • E. 

      Medici

  • 7. 
    The great Italian city-states were:
    • A. 

      Kept out of lucrative trade with the East

    • B. 

      Independent, and frequently squabbling with each other

    • C. 

      Dominated by kings

    • D. 

      Dominated by territorial princes

    • E. 

      Ruled by foreign princes

  • 8. 
    The laity began to replace the clergy as educational and cultural leaders due to: (more than one answer)
    • A. 

      The spread of humanism

    • B. 

      Literature that disproved church theories

    • C. 

      Struggles within the church

    • D. 

      The dwindling power of the papacy

  • 9. 
    Italy's decline at the end of the fifteenth century was precipitated by the:
    • A. 

      French invasion of Italy

    • B. 

      Collapse of the Ottoman Empire

    • C. 

      Revival of the papacy as a political force

    • D. 

      Alliance between the papacy and the Habsburgs

    • E. 

      The Reformation

  • 10. 
    Humanists beliveved that education should:
    • A. 

      Focus on the vernacular language instead of Latin and Greek

    • B. 

      Give strongest emphasis to systematic theology

    • C. 

      Be equally avaiable to men and women

    • D. 

      Promote individual virtue and public service

    • E. 

      Be available to people of all social classes

  • 11. 
    Machiavelli's solution to Italy's problems was:
    • A. 

      The establishment of democracy in each city-state

    • B. 

      A renewal of religious fervor

    • C. 

      The unification of Italy under a single, strong leader

    • D. 

      An alliance between Italy and Spain

    • E. 

      The establishment of dictatorships in each individual city-state

  • 12. 
    Renaissance art aimed to represent natural beauty through Chlaroscuro and linear perspective:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Medieval art was known for being abstract and mossaic:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The French Estates General was a representative Council of:
    • A. 

      Townspeople and nobles

    • B. 

      Landowners

    • C. 

      High clergy and royal officials

    • D. 

      Nobles and their allies

    • E. 

      Lawyers and advocates

  • 15. 
    As a result of the Black Death:
    • A. 

      Skilled artisans found little demand for their products

    • B. 

      Noble landowners gained increased control over serfs

    • C. 

      Women's status and rights increased

    • D. 

      Cities became ghost towns, never to return to their former glory

    • E. 

      Wages for farm laborers and artisans increased

  • 16. 
    One explaination for France's defeats in the first two phases of the Hundred Years War is:
    • A. 

      France's relatively small population

    • B. 

      France's relatively fragmented, decentralized state

    • C. 

      The abscence of large urban centers in France

    • D. 

      The unwillingness of French kings to spend money on large armies

    • E. 

      Popular opposition in France to the war

  • 17. 
    Joan of Arc gave the French:
    • A. 

      A sense of national identity and destiny

    • B. 

      A skilled military leader

    • C. 

      New allies within the church

    • D. 

      Hope, but no immediate success

    • E. 

      Access to a vast peasant army

  • 18. 
    As a result of the Black Death it is estimated that the population of Western Europe was reduced by ___ percent:
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 19. 
    Which social group suffered the greatest decline in power as a result of the plague:
    • A. 

      Noble landowners

    • B. 

      Urban elites

    • C. 

      Peasants

    • D. 

      Clergy

    • E. 

      Artisans

  • 20. 
    According to Unam Sanctum:
    • A. 

      Temporal (Secular) authorites were subject to the spiritual power of the church

    • B. 

      Temporal and spiritual authorities enjoyed equal power

    • C. 

      States should control their own churches, but ultimate authority rested in the papacy

    • D. 

      All state churches should be disolved

    • E. 

      All power on earth emanated from the papacy

  • 21. 
    Both the French and English king were upset by the pope's claim that he had a right to:
    • A. 

      Send their armies into battle

    • B. 

      Excommunicate citizens of those countries

    • C. 

      Require that mass be said in the vernacular language

    • D. 

      Deny kings the righ to tax the clergy or try them in national courts

    • E. 

      Select the king's successor if there was dispute over who was the proper heir

  • 22. 
    In his Defender of the Peace, Marsilius of Padua stressed the:
    • A. 

      Independence of the papacy

    • B. 

      Independence and autonomy of secular governments

    • C. 

      Role of the church in preventing war

    • D. 

      Need for a unified Christendom

    • E. 

      Valor and righteouness of Pope John XXIII

  • 23. 
    All of the following are true of the Lollards EXCEPT that they:
    • A. 

      Preached in the vernacular

    • B. 

      Distributed translations of the bible in English

    • C. 

      Thought the clergy should hold to a vow of poverty

    • D. 

      Were sometimes put to death for their views

    • E. 

      Believed that Christ was meerly a man, rather than the son of God

  • 24. 
    Annates were:
    • A. 

      A payment that would get the person who paid out of Purgatory

    • B. 

      The amount that each villiage was required to send to Rome every year

    • C. 

      The first year's revenue from a church office, or benefice

    • D. 

      Papal representatives whom kings paid an annual fee

    • E. 

      The dowry paid by noble families when their daughter entered a convent

  • 25. 
    The conciliar movement:
    • A. 

      Was highly popular with popes

    • B. 

      Reinforced the doctrine of unam sanctum

    • C. 

      Helped spread the idea that lay people and secular governments should have more say in church policy

    • D. 

      Promoted reconciliation between kings and popes

    • E. 

      Attempted to bridge the growing conflict between Christendom and Islam

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