The Development Of Feudalism In Western Europe Quiz 2.1-2.3

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The Development Of Feudalism In Western Europe Quiz 2.1-2.3

Feudalism was a combination of the military and legal customs that developed between 9th and 15th centuries in medieval Europe. The quiz below takes you on a journey of its development in especially Western Europe.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Feudalism was a political system that developed in Europe because...
    • A. 

      After the fall of Rome, Europe was a dangerous and difficult place and people had to work hard to survive.

    • B. 

      People needed protection from conquest by invading barbarians and nearby kingdoms.

    • C. 

      People began to pledge loyalty and services to one another in exchange for land and/or protection.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    The triangle represents the feudal pyramid. Check which answers best describes the feudal structure.
    • A. 

      Green = monarch; yellow = nobles; orange = samurai; red = servants

    • B. 

      Green = pope; yellow = monarch; orange = priests; red = peasant

    • C. 

      Green = monarch; yellow = nobles; orange = knights/vassals; red = serfs/peasants

    • D. 

      Green = pope; yellow = serf; orange = hippos; red = Canadians

  • 3. 
    The following describes barabarians
    • A. 

      People who badly needed a haircut

    • B. 

      Fierce warriors

    • C. 

      Groups of people who invaded Rome and was part of the reason it fell

    • D. 

      Germanic tribes and the Vikings

    • E. 

      All are true except the first option

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They developed a new style of warfare, which involved troops of knights and heavily armed warriors who fought on horseback, which made them successful conquerors.

    • B. 

      Clothead was an early Frankish leader who became king at the age of 15 and defeated the last Roman army during his rule, expanded Frankish territory and made his followers become Christians.

    • C. 

      Charlemagne was also an important leader of the Franks who eventually became Holy Roman Democratic Leader.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    Check all that apply to Charlemagne.
    • A. 

      He ruled for forty years from 768 to 814 and was over six feet tall

    • B. 

      He encouraged education and learning by making his court the center of culture and learning despite the fact that he could not read and write himself.

    • C. 

      He unified all the Christian lands of Europe into a single and unified empire by teaching everyone how to read.

    • D. 

      Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne the Holy Roman Emperor because he helped the Church when they needed an army.

    • E. 

      Charlemagne's empire fell once he died because the rulers that followed were weak and could not defend the empire against the many barbarian attacks. Although, the system of feudalism survived.

  • 6. 
    Check all that are true. 
    • A. 

      In the 9th & 10th century Europe was threatened by the Jews from Russia; Muslims from the Near East and North Africa and Spain; the Magyars from central Asia; and the Vikings from Norway and Denmark.

    • B. 

      The Vikings were an incredibly fierce group of warriors that raided towns & villages and tried to set up colonies.

    • C. 

      Feudalism was a system that developed to help keep people safe and was based on a system of promises and loyalty

    • D. 

      Serfs could not leave their land and had to work the fields in exchange for a small plot of land of their own.

    • E. 

      Lords and wealthy knights lived on mansions that contained one or more villages and surrounding farmland. The peasants had to produce everything on these mansions.

    • F. 

      There was a lot of social mobility during this time. If you were born poor, it was easy to become rich and live as a noble.