Europe In The Middle Ages! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Europe In The Middle Ages! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which invaders traveled primarily across the Mediterranean Sea?
    • A. 

      Vikings

    • B. 

      Muslims (Moors)

    • C. 

      Magyars

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    From what region or country did the Vikings come?
    • A. 

      Byzantine Empire

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Scandinavia

  • 3. 
    Where did a young page begin his education?
    • A. 

      At tournaments

    • B. 

      At his lord's manor

    • C. 

      At another lord's castle

    • D. 

      At home with his parents

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a page supposed to learn?
    • A. 

      To take care of horses

    • B. 

      Courtly manners (basic rules)

    • C. 

      To use a battering ram

    • D. 

      To shoot a rifle

  • 5. 
    What was the main job of a squire?
    • A. 

      To serve a knight

    • B. 

      To play chess well

    • C. 

      To behave chivalrously

    • D. 

      To fight in battle

  • 6. 
    Who had the authority to declare a squire a knight?
    • A. 

      Another knight

    • B. 

      The squire's future chosen lady

    • C. 

      A member of the clergy

    • D. 

      The knight's lord

  • 7. 
    All of the following are true of the Germanic tribes EXCEPT that
    • A. 

      They used a variety of written languages.

    • B. 

      They lived in small, closely knit communities.

    • C. 

      They had a strong tradition of songs and legends.

    • D. 

      Each tribe's chief had a group of warriors loyal only to him.

  • 8. 
    According to the code of chivalry, a knight fought for all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      His lady.

    • B. 

      His country.

    • C. 

      His feudal lord.

    • D. 

      His heavenly Lord.

  • 9. 
    The Treaty of Verdun resulted in
    • A. 

      The end of the Carolingian rule in Europe.

    • B. 

      The formation of the region of Normandy.

    • C. 

      The formation of the Holy Roman Empire.

    • D. 

      The division of Charlemagne's empire into three parts.

  • 10. 
    The bargain made between a lord and a vassal was
    • A. 

      That the vassal would build a city on the lord's lands.

    • B. 

      That the lord would defend the vassal in battle.

    • C. 

      That the lord would grant the vassal land in exchange for military service.

    • D. 

      That the vassal would build a monastery in exchange for food.

  • 11. 
    The interdict was an effective weapon for a pope to use against a king because
    • A. 

      It would deprive the king of his own personal salvation.

    • B. 

      It gave other rulers permission to war against the offending king.

    • C. 

      It decreed that the king must give up his kingdom and leave Europe forever.

    • D. 

      It cost the king the loyalty of his subjects, who feared for their own souls.

  • 12. 
    What did a knight learn to do at each stage of his education?
    • A. 

      Take care of weapons

    • B. 

      Serve others

    • C. 

      Sword fighting

    • D. 

      Take care of horses

  • 13. 
    What did the development of various languages in Western Europe demonstrate?
    • A. 

      Germanic tribes burned Latin and Greek manuscripts.

    • B. 

      The power of the Church declined with the loss of Latin and Greek.

    • C. 

      It mirrored the continued breakup of the Roman Empire.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 14. 
    What were the forces holding feudal society together?
    • A. 

      A set of mutual social obligations and the teachings of the Church.

    • B. 

      Loyalty to country and belief in God

    • C. 

      Pride in their Roman heritage and a thriving economic system

    • D. 

      The code of chivalry, the laws of Rome, and the teachings of the Church

  • 15. 
    What led to the development of the code of chivalry?
    • A. 

      The constant, brutal fighting among nobles

    • B. 

      Romantic tendencies among the nobles

    • C. 

      Bloody joustings and tournaments

    • D. 

      The queen's management of the king's knights

  • 16. 
    How were feudalism and the manor system related?
    • A. 

      Feudalism was a social order, and the manor system was the economic arrangement that supported it.

    • B. 

      Feudalism applied only to lords, while the manor system involved serfs.

    • C. 

      The laws of feudalism were set by the king, and the laws of the manor were set by the Church.

    • D. 

      Feudalism involved only war, while the manor system involved farming.

  • 17. 
    Did the status of women improve during the Middle Ages?
    • A. 

      They gained power by ruling when their husbands went on Crusade.

    • B. 

      Their roles remained limited to the home and convent.

    • C. 

      They gained power by running their own convents.

    • D. 

      Their status improved because the Church held them in high esteem.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a synonym for serf?
    • A. 

      Manor

    • B. 

      Peasant

    • C. 

      Monk

    • D. 

      Noble

  • 19. 
    Under the system of feudalism, a fief belonged to which category?
    • A. 

      Tax

    • B. 

      Weapon

    • C. 

      Land grant

    • D. 

      Religious title

  • 20. 
    A tithe was a payment made to which type of person?
    • A. 

      A lord

    • B. 

      A vassal

    • C. 

      A priest

    • D. 

      A soldier

  • 21. 
    In the feudal system, what was a manor?
    • A. 

      A lord's estate (house)

    • B. 

      A right to use land

    • C. 

      A customary way of doing things

    • D. 

      An obligation to provide protection

  • 22. 
    Despite the fact that all of the following were forbidden in the code of chivalry, knights were rarely punished for
    • A. 

      Cowardice

    • B. 

      Brutality to the weak.

    • C. 

      Disloyalty to a feudal lord.

    • D. 

      Dunking a basketball

  • 23. 
    Troubadours were
    • A. 

      Foot soldiers.

    • B. 

      Poet-musicians.

    • C. 

      Knights-in-training.

    • D. 

      Teachers

  • 24. 
    One example of a sacrament is
    • A. 

      Baptism

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      Eternal life.

    • D. 

      Excommunication.

  • 25. 
    Considering the meaning of "lay investiture" and the controversy it created, it can be concluded that the word lay describes
    • A. 

      Lawful or legal actions.

    • B. 

      Taxes or penalty payments.

    • C. 

      Biblical scholars or Church officials.

    • D. 

      People who are not members of the clergy.