Stearns Chapter 10 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The post classical period in Western history between the fall of the Roman Empire and the 15th century is referred to as the
    • A. 

      Middle Ages

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Age of Discovery

    • D. 

      Modern Era

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the intellectual activity of the medieval West prior to the 8th century is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Classical rational traditions were actively united with Christian mysticism to carve out a new intellectual world.

    • B. 

      With the few literate people concentrated in monasteries, little was achieved other than copying older manuscripts.

    • C. 

      Universities rapidly created a new intellectual climate in which logic was applied to matters of Christian doctrine.

    • D. 

      Western scholars achieved more during this period than their Islamic counterparts.

  • 3. 
    Agricultural laborers under the jurisdiction of aristocratic landowners were called
    • A. 

      Artisans

    • B. 

      Guildsmen

    • C. 

      Serfs

    • D. 

      Bourgeoisie

  • 4. 
    What dynasty took over the Frankish monarchy in the 8th century?
    • A. 

      Capetian

    • B. 

      Carolingian

    • C. 

      Saxon

    • D. 

      Norman

  • 5. 
    Relationships between members of the military elite based on a reciprocal exchange of land for military service and loyalty were called
    • A. 

      Manorialism

    • B. 

      Feudalism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      The guild system

  • 6. 
    In what year did Pope Urban II call for the First Crusade?
    • A. 

      1066

    • B. 

      1095

    • C. 

      1130

    • D. 

      1453

  • 7. 
    Which of the following did NOT occur as a result of the Crusades?
    • A. 

      The Crusades helped open the West to new cultural and economic influences from the Middle East.

    • B. 

      The Crusades improved the status of women.

    • C. 

      The Crusades increased global trade.

    • D. 

      The Crusades demonstrated a new Western superiority in the wider world.

  • 8. 
    Following the fall of Rome, where was the center of the post-classical West?
    • A. 

      In the former Roman colony of Spain

    • B. 

      In Italy, particularly Rome

    • C. 

      The central plains of northern Europe

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 9. 
    Who were the Scandinavian invaders who disrupted the development of durable political institutions in the medieval West until the 10th century?
    • A. 

      Muslims

    • B. 

      Mongols

    • C. 

      Vikings

    • D. 

      Chinese

  • 10. 
    The system that described economic and political relations between landlords and their peasant laborers was called
    • A. 

      Manorialism

    • B. 

      Feudalism

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Capitalism

  • 11. 
    The moldboard was
    • A. 

      A system of justice common to the manorial regime of the medieval West.

    • B. 

      A technological innovation, a plow that allowed deeper turning of the soil.

    • C. 

      A technological innovation, a water-driven mill for grinding grain.

    • D. 

      The peasant council that determined the division of land and labor in a peasant village.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the three-field rotation system is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Introduced in the 8th century, the three-field rotation added acres to production by leaving only a third of the land unplanted.

    • B. 

      The three-field system removed more land from production than before by reserving one-third for fallow.

    • C. 

      The three-field system was rapidly replaced after the 8th century by the two-field system that offered greater flexibility in terms of crop rotation.

    • D. 

      The three-field system removed fallow fields and replaced them with nitrogen-bearing crops.

  • 13. 
    Benedict of Nursia was responsible for what accomplishment in the 6th century?
    • A. 

      The conversion of the Franks in 596

    • B. 

      The banning of lay investiture among kings

    • C. 

      The creation of a set of rules for monasteries

    • D. 

      The conquest of Constantinople

  • 14. 
    What belief did the conversion of Germanic kings create among Western religious leaders, particularly the pope?
    • A. 

      That the Church was subordinate to the secular monarchs

    • B. 

      That the Church was superior to the secular rulers

    • C. 

      That the Church should avoid conversion of northern Germanic kings

    • D. 

      That such conversion represented a danger to the papal hierarchy

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the Holy Roman Emperors after the 10th century is most accurate?
    • A. 

      They built upon the Carolingian foundations to establish the most centralized government found in the medieval West.

    • B. 

      Building on a feudal framework rather than the Carolingian Germanic foundations, the Holy Roman emperors created a strongly centralized government.

    • C. 

      Discarding much of the former Carolingian Empire, the Holy Roman emperors reestablished a centralized government in northern Italy.

    • D. 

      The rule of the Holy Roman emperors became increasingly hollow, because they did not build a solid monarchy from regional foundations.

  • 16. 
    Where was the greatest concentration of urbanization after the 10th century in Europe?
    • A. 

      Italy and the Low Countries

    • B. 

      England and France

    • C. 

      France and the Holy Roman Empire

    • D. 

      England and Scandinavia

  • 17. 
    The members of the military elite who received land in return for military service in the bands of the greater lords were called
    • A. 

      Fiefs

    • B. 

      Benefices

    • C. 

      Vassals

    • D. 

      Serfs

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements about feudalism is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Although it inhibited the developments of strong central states, some kings were able to use feudalism to build their own power.

    • B. 

      Although it provided initial political stability, feudalism was rapidly replaced by a western European imperial system.

    • C. 

      Feudalism represented only a brief, and largely unsatisfactory, attempt to create political stability in western Europe.

    • D. 

      Feudalism produced centralized monarchies by the 8th century.

  • 19. 
    How did the introduction of feudal monarchy into England compare to the political experience of France?
    • A. 

      English feudal monarchy developed more gradually and slowly in response to the improving economy.

    • B. 

      English feudal monarchy was introduced abruptly following 1066, while French feudal monarchy developed more slowly.

    • C. 

      French feudal monarchy arose almost immediately in the 10th century as a result of the defeat of the Normans.

    • D. 

      France failed to develop feudal monarchy until the 15th century unlike England.

  • 20. 
    The reforming monastic orders founded in Assisi in the 13th century were created by
    • A. 

      St. Benedict and Clovis.

    • B. 

      St. Clare and St. Benedict.

    • C. 

      St. Francis and Charlemagne.

    • D. 

      St. Francis and St. Clare

  • 21. 
    In what way was the educational system of the medieval West different from that of China?
    • A. 

      The West abandoned its classical heritage.

    • B. 

      The universities were not tied into a single bureaucratic system.

    • C. 

      In the West, there were no state bureaucracies to hire university graduates.

    • D. 

      The West lacked a formal system of education.

  • 22. 
    The leading figure in the synthesis of classical rational philosophy with Christian theology was a teacher at the University of Paris in the 13th century,
    • A. 

      Thomas Aquinas.

    • B. 

      William of Ockham.

    • C. 

      Peter Abelard.

    • D. 

      Geoffrey Chaucer.

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