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  • 1. 

    Means "rebirth"

    Explanation
    The word "renaissance" means "rebirth." It refers to a period in European history, particularly the 14th to the 17th centuries, characterized by a renewed interest in art, science, literature, and learning. During this time, there was a revival of classical Greek and Roman culture, leading to significant advancements in various fields. The term "renaissance" is often used metaphorically to describe any period of significant cultural or intellectual revival.

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  • 2. 

    First book printed in the western world.

    Explanation
    The Gutenberg Bible is considered the first book printed in the western world. It was printed by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century using his innovative printing press with movable type. This invention revolutionized the way books were produced, making them more accessible and affordable. The Gutenberg Bible is highly significant historically and culturally, marking the beginning of the mass production of books and the spread of knowledge. Its importance in the field of printing and its impact on society make it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 3. 

    Which Italian diplomat was the author of "The Prince?"

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    The wealthy family that helped the arts in Renaissance Italy were the _____

    Explanation
    The wealthy family that played a significant role in supporting the arts during the Renaissance in Italy were the Medici. The Medici family, particularly Lorenzo de' Medici, known as "Lorenzo the Magnificent," provided extensive patronage to artists, musicians, and scholars. Their financial support and influence allowed for the flourishing of the arts and the development of Renaissance culture in Italy. The Medici family's patronage helped artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci to create some of their most iconic works.

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  • 5. 

    Marco Polo went over land to what region?

    Explanation
    Marco Polo went over land to both China and Central Asia. He embarked on a journey from Venice and traveled through various regions in Central Asia, including Persia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia, before finally reaching China. His travels in China lasted for several years, during which he explored different parts of the country and served in the court of Kublai Khan. Therefore, the correct answer is China and Central Asia.

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  • 6. 

    Who coined the term Utopia, meaning the ideal and perfect society?

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    The ______ was a document that legalized Christianity through the Roman Empire.

    Explanation
    The Edict of Milan was a document issued by Emperor Constantine in 313 AD that legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. This edict granted religious freedom to Christians and ended the persecution they had faced for many years. It marked a significant turning point in the history of Christianity, allowing it to flourish and become the dominant religion in the Roman Empire.

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  • 8. 

    The end of the Roman empire is said to have taken place in what year?

    Explanation
    The end of the Roman Empire is commonly believed to have occurred in 476 AD. This date marks the deposition of Romulus Augustus, the last Roman Emperor, by Odoacer, a Germanic chieftain. It is considered significant because it symbolizes the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Europe. The Roman Empire had faced numerous challenges and decline for several centuries, including invasions, economic instability, and political turmoil. The year 476 AD is often cited as a milestone in history to represent the end of an era.

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    __________ was the official language of the Church and Scholars.

    Explanation
    Latin was the official language of the Church and Scholars because it was the language in which religious texts were written and studied. It was used for communication and documentation within the Church, as well as for scholarly pursuits such as philosophy, science, and literature. Latin was considered the language of learning and prestige during this time period, and its use allowed for a standardized and universal means of communication among scholars and clergy across different regions and countries.

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    The work _________ means the "anointed one" in Hebrew. In Greek the work is __________.

    Explanation
    The word "messiah" means the "anointed one" in Hebrew. In Greek, the word for the "anointed one" is "christ."

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  • 11. 

    __________ was crowned the 1st Roman Emperor by Pope ___________.

    Explanation
    charlemagne Leo III

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  • 12. 

    _________ was the leader of the Huns.

    Explanation
    Attila was the leader of the Huns.

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  • 13. 

    The ancient land around Jerusalem was called ____________.

    Explanation
    The ancient land around Jerusalem was referred to as Palestine and Holy land. Palestine is the historical name for the region, which includes modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories. It has been inhabited for thousands of years and has a rich history. The term "Holy land" is also used to describe this region due to its significance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many important religious sites are located in this area, making it a sacred land for followers of these religions.

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    What great document gave English citizens more power in government over the king?

    Explanation
    The Magna Carta is a great document that granted English citizens more power in government over the king. It was a charter that King John of England was forced to sign in 1215, which limited the king's power and established certain rights for the people. The Magna Carta is often seen as a cornerstone of democratic principles and the rule of law, as it laid the foundation for the idea that the king is not above the law and that individuals have certain rights and liberties that cannot be violated.

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  • 15. 

    What was the main reason for the Crusades?

  • 16. 

    Give 2 possible results of the Crusades.

  • 17. 

    What is the Black Death also referred to as?

    Explanation
    The Black Death is also referred to as "the plague" or simply "plague." This term is used to describe the devastating pandemic that occurred in the 14th century, resulting in the deaths of millions of people in Europe and Asia. The term "the plague" is commonly used to refer to any widespread and highly contagious disease that causes severe illness and death.

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  • 18. 

    Going against the teaching of the Church was called _________. What punishments could result in doing what?

  • 19. 

    In 1066 AD, what famous battle for the island of Britain took place?

    Explanation
    the Battle of Hastings

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  • 20. 

    What was the inquisition?

  • 21. 

    The Middle Ages were also called ______________ and took place between _______ AD and ________ AD. (Don't use comma between each answer)

    Explanation
    dark ages 476 1500

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  • 22. 

    When one became a page and a squire, he is on his way to ___________.

    Explanation
    When one becomes a page and a squire, he is on his way to chivalry, knighthood, and becoming a knight. This is because the process of becoming a knight involves first serving as a page, then progressing to become a squire, before finally being knighted. Chivalry refers to the code of conduct and virtues that knights were expected to uphold, so it is also a part of the journey towards becoming a knight.

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  • 23. 

    What is a fief?

  • 24. 

    The Middle Ages political way of life was called ____________. Explain this lord/vassal relationship.

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