Early Middle Ages

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Transforming the Roman WorldFeudalism


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who do the words describe?Founder of the Merovingian dynastyStrong military leaderKingdom of Franks
  • 2. 
    Know the difference between a blood feud, werglid, and a guilt via ordeal. (Do Not Answer, Rhetorical Question)
  • 3. 
    List the following order from low rank to high rank.
    • A. 

      Priest--bishop--Archbishop--Pope

    • B. 

      Diocese--Archdiocese--Pope--Parish

    • C. 

      Archdiocese--Pope--Parish--Diocese

    • D. 

      Pope--Parish--Diocese--Archdiocese

  • 4. 
    What phrase relates to "Apostollic Succession"
    • A. 

      "Death By Betrayal"

    • B. 

      "Allies are your enemies"

    • C. 

      "Passing down the keys"

  • 5. 
    What is Benedictine Rule?
  • 6. 
    What is the difference between an abbot & a abbess? (1 "G" word)
  • 7. 
    What does the phrase "Emperor of the Romans" signify in the 800's.
  • 8. 
    What is a scriptoria?
  • 9. 
    After Charlemagne's death, the empire fell apart. So the Treaty of Verdun was formed. What is it?
  • 10. 
    Why did people turn to local lords ?
  • 11. 
    Feudalism was a primary political system and a vassalage(hierarchy) was the heart of it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Put these in order. (High to low)
    • A. 

      King--Lords--Knights--Serfs

    • B. 

      King--Serfs--Lords--Knights

    • C. 

      King--Knights--Lords--Serfs

  • 13. 
    What is a fief?(3 words hint; P.O.L)
  • 14. 
    What is chivalry?
  • 15. 
    What was the difference in the formation of feudalism in France & England?
  • 16. 
    Who did Eleanor of Aquitaine not marry?
    • A. 

      King Louis VII of France

    • B. 

      King Henry II of England

    • C. 

      King George II of Britain

  • 17. 
    Charlemagne....(2 answers)
    • A. 

      Relied on the nobles

    • B. 

      Was well known for marrying Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • C. 

      Expanded territory to largest in Europe

  • 18. 
    The Carolingian Renaissance renewed interest in Greek & Roman classics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is the feudal contract?
  • 20. 
    1215 C.E?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta (gave some rights to the people & weakened monarchy)

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Battle of Hastings (A dispute over the English throne)

    • D. 

      Bayeux Tapestry

  • 21. 
    It showed the events of the Battle of Hastings?
    • A. 

      Battle of Hastings (A dispute over the English throne)

    • B. 

      Bayeux Tapestry

    • C. 

      Parliament

  • 22. 
    This is made up of a House of Lords & House of Commons
    • A. 

      Bayeux Tapestry

    • B. 

      Battle of Hastings (A dispute over the English throne)

    • C. 

      Magna Carta (gave some rights to the people & weakened monarchy)

    • D. 

      Parliament

  • 23. 
    1066 C.E?
    • A. 

      Magna Carta (gave some rights to the people & weakened monarchy)

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Bayeux Tapestry

    • D. 

      Battle of Hastings (A dispute over the English throne)

  • 24. 
    He led the battle of Hastings & started the doomsday book.
    • A. 

      Henry III

    • B. 

      Thomas Becket

    • C. 

      William the Conqueror

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 25. 
    He enlarged the power of the monarch and imposed royal control over Church in England.
    • A. 

      William the Conqueror

    • B. 

      Henry II

    • C. 

      Henry III

    • D. 

      Thomas Becket

  • 26. 
    "Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?"  and writer of the Canterbury Tales referred to who?                
    • A. 

      Thomas Becket

    • B. 

      Henry III

    • C. 

      William the Conqueror

    • D. 

      Henry II

  • 27. 
    He reformed papacy.
    • A. 

      Henry II

    • B. 

      William the Conqueror

    • C. 

      Henry III

    • D. 

      Thomas Becket

  • 28. 
    The Holy Roman Empire was created by Fredrick 1st, which of the following was not an outcome of the H.R.E?
    • A. 

      German emperors left power to lords

    • B. 

      Italian ports gained more money

    • C. 

      Germany & Italy became a bunch of small independent kingdoms

    • D. 

      The monarchy was weakened

  • 29. 
    In the Byzantines, who oversees the church? (E word)
  • 30. 
    "The Body of Civil Law" was also called this after it's creator. (Hint: J law)
  • 31. 
    What was the patriarch of Constantinople in charge of the Eastern what?
  • 32. 
    The excommunication of the Pope and the Patriarch caused the what?
  • 33. 
    What was the main objective of the Crusades?
  • 34. 
    The 1st Crusade did not...
    • A. 

      Result the capture of Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Get led by Bernard of Clairvaux

    • C. 

      Establish Crusader states

    • D. 

      Make Italian ports grow rich

  • 35. 
    The 2nd Crusade was.. (choose 2)
    • A. 

      Created the pilgrimage

    • B. 

      Led by Bernard of Clairvaux

    • C. 

      Another fall of Jerusalem to the Saladin & Muslims

  • 36. 
    The 3rd Crusade was
    • A. 

      Known for retaking lost lands

    • B. 

      The cause of the fall of the Islamic faith

    • C. 

      Also called "The King's Crusade"

  • 37. 
    Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa was in charge of what?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Holy Roman Empire

    • C. 

      England

  • 38. 
    King Richard I was in charge of where?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Holy Roman Empire

    • C. 

      France

  • 39. 
    King Phillip II Augustus was in charge of where?
    • A. 

      Holy Roman Empire

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France