World History Chapter 8

11 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
World History Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was one way that kings in the Middle High Ages gained more power?
    • A. 

      Waging wars based on national pride

    • B. 

      Allowing Church courts to become more powerful

    • C. 

      Strengthening ties to the middle class

    • D. 

      Allowing nobles to create their own armies

  • 2. 
    Why did science make little progress in medieval Europe?
    • A. 

      Science was believed to be connected to witchcraft

    • B. 

      Scholars thought knowledge had to fit with church teachings

    • C. 

      Translations of scientific texts had not yet made it to Europe

    • D. 

      Scientific study was banned from European universities

  • 3. 
    What economic practice did Europeans adopt from Muslim traders?
    • A. 

      Use of money economy

    • B. 

      Use of credit

    • C. 

      Use of guilds

    • D. 

      Use of charters

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is true of the French Capetian kings?
    • A. 

      They imposed high taxes on clergy and nobles

    • B. 

      They abolished the practice of hereditary succession

    • C. 

      They increased their lands by taking land from the Church

    • D. 

      They imposed royal law over their whole domain

  • 5. 
    Which of the following works by Dante Alighieri takes the reader on a trip to hell?
    • A. 

      Canterbury Tales

    • B. 

      The Song of Roland

    • C. 

      Divine Comedy

    • D. 

      The Poem of El Cid

  • 6. 
    Why did Pope Urban II rally Christians to help the Byzantine emperor Alexius I?
    • A. 

      He wanted to conquer Constantinople.

    • B. 

      He wanted to drive the Turks out of the Holy Land.

    • C. 

      He wanted to defend trade routes from Muslim attacks.

    • D. 

      He wanted to protect the Byzantine empire's territory.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was an effect of the Black Death in medieval Europe?
    • A. 

      People united in prayer, encouraging religious tolerance

    • B. 

      Large increases in prices of goods and wages

    • C. 

      Doctors made rapid advances in medicine

    • D. 

      Peasants moved to cities seeking medical care

  • 8. 
    What did Queen Isabella do after the completion of the Reconquista?
    • A. 

      Launch her own crusade against Muslims and Jews

    • B. 

      Enforce a policy of religious toleration in Spain

    • C. 

      Massacre Muslims in conquered cities

    • D. 

      Move Muslims and Jews to the New World

  • 9. 
    Who wrote "Summa Theologica", which states that there is no conflict between faith and reason?
    • A. 

      Thomas Becket

    • B. 

      Thomas Aquinas

    • C. 

      Pope Gregory VII

    • D. 

      Maimonides

  • 10. 
    What happened when Christian scholars gained access to the works of Greek thinkers?
    • A. 

      They stopped using the scholastic method.

    • B. 

      They dismissed the writings as heresy.

    • C. 

      They experienced a revolution in learning.

    • D. 

      Scholastics turned their backs on their faith.