Europe In The Middle Ages! Trivia Facts Quiz

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What do you know about Europe in the middle ages? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Throughout the history of Europe, the middle ages persisted from the 5th to the 15th century. It commenced with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the renaissance and discovery age. If you desire to know more about Europe in the middle ages, this is the quiz for you.


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.

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