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Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
capital
e.
tithe
b.
charter
f.
secular
c.
chivalry
g.
serf
d.
fief
h.
legislature
 

 1. 

An estate granted to a vassal
 

 2. 

A code of conduct adopted by knights in the Middle Ages
 

 3. 

A peasant who was bound to the land
 

 4. 

Tax the Church required Christians to pay
 

 5. 

Worldly
 

 6. 

Written document that set out the rights and privileges of a town
 

 7. 

Money for investment
 

 8. 

a body that makes laws
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 9. 

Under feudalism, lords granted land to vassals in exchange for which of the following?
a.
education
c.
money
b.
military service
d.
housing
 

 10. 

Why did some religious people want to reform the Church during medieval times?
a.
It declared war on feudalism.
b.
Its very success had brought problems--that is, its wealth led to luxury and laziness and lack of spirituality
c.
The church was infitrated by atheists
d.
None of these
 

 11. 

The Magna Carta provided for the following basic rights EXCEPT
a.
due process rights.
c.
separation of church and state
b.
it limited the king’s power
d.
nobles should have a say when the king wanted to tax
 

 12. 

. The Church had great power over people during the Middle Ages because
a.
it controlled food production
c.
it was the sole authority throughout Europe
b.
it granted charters to cities
d.
it determined who received salvation
 
 
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Figure 8-1
 

 13. 

In Figure 8-1, which of the following suggests that the castle was designed to withstand attack?
a.
the kitchen
c.
the battlement
b.
the chapel
d.
the great hall
 

 14. 

The moat in Figure 8-1 was used
a.
for recreational purposes.
b.
for drinking water.
c.
for irrigation.
d.
to prevent an enemy from reaching the castle walls.
 

 15. 

Why was the Battle of Tours significant?
a.
It allowed Muslims to gain control of France.
b.
It resulted in Charles Martel becoming king of France.
c.
It stopped the Muslim advance into Western Europe.
d.
It extended Charlemagne’s empire to Spain.
 

 16. 

What problem did the Cluniac reforms address?
a.
church corruption
c.
poverty in feudal society
b.
feudal warfare
d.
antisemitism in Europe
 

 17. 

How did the three-field system contribute to the agricultural revolution that took place during the Middle Ages?
a.
It allowed the production of more crops.
b.
It gave more land to the peasants.
c.
It gave more land to the nobles.
d.
It helped revive religion.
 
 
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Figure 9-1
 

 18. 

According to Figure 9-1, which of the following regions was least affected by the Black Death?
a.
A
c.
C
b.
B
d.
D
 

 19. 

According to Figure 9-1, what percentage of the population died of the Black Death in Region C?
a.
under 15 percent
c.
over 50 percent
b.
15 to 50 percent
d.
The region was unaffected.
 

 20. 

Why was the Magna Carta important?
a.
It approved money for wars in France.
b.
It asserted that the monarch must obey the law.
c.
It allowed the monarch to abolish Parliament.
d.
It limited the power of the pope.
 

 21. 

The Reconquista refers to
a.
the conquest of the Holy Land.
b.
the Christians’ defeat at Acre.
c.
the revival of Greek learning.
d.
the campaign to drive the Muslims out of Spain.
 

 22. 

A major conflict between the Holy Roman emperors and the popes concerned
a.
who would appoint bishops.
c.
who would control England.
b.
the right to the Pope’s succession.
d.
the right to wage war.
 

 23. 

Which of the following was a result of the Crusades?
a.
permanent conquest of the Holy Land by Christians
b.
religious tolerance in Western Europe
c.
increased trade between the Middle East and Western Europe
d.
the reunification of the Roman and Byzantine churches
 

 24. 

What was the effect of the commercial revolution that took place during the high middle ages?
a.
the Church gained control of towns
c.
feudal arrangements began to break down as merchants gained in power
b.
Merchants gradually lost power
d.
serfs were tied more than ever to their lord’s land.
 

 25. 

Europe’s natural resources included      
a.
gold stores
c.
managerial talent
b.
harsh climate
d.
minerals, forests
 

 26. 

Feudalism and the manor-castle mode of Middle Age organization grew out of
a.
The fear of Viking raids and the need to organize centering on protection
c.
The growing power of the common people and their desire for material advancement
b.
The theories of Karl Marx
d.
The skilled planning of the growing middle class
 

 27. 

Which of the following most closely states the reason for the Crusades?
a.
to spread the Christian religion to foreign lands
c.
The hatred of the Eastern Church for the Catholic Church.
b.
to free the Holy Land from Muslim control
d.
None of these
 

 28. 

What was the Domesday book and what was its purpose?
a.
The letter of doom, to scare William the Conqueror
c.
A record of buildings and property so there could be accurate tax assessment.
b.
A record of structures and holdings for historic architectural purposes
d.
None of these.
 

 29. 

Which part of the Middle Age society was largest?
a.
The lowest class peasants and serfs
c.
The wealthy nobles
b.
The many knights and their vassals
d.
The middle class artisans and traders
 

 30. 

The Black Death was caused by
a.
Fleas from rats
c.
a killer virus which spead throughout Europe
b.
the Jews
d.
None of these.
 

 31. 

The Hundred Years War was fought between
a.
England and France
c.
Spain and France
b.
England and Spain
d.
England and Germany
 

 32. 

Which one of the following is a true of the Roman Catholic and the Byzantine (Eastern Orthodox) Church?
a.
Both believe in the Pope
c.
Eastern priests can marry but Catholic priests cannot
b.
Both are Muslim religions
d.
none of these
 

 33. 

Which of the following is NOT one of the agricultural advances in the Middle Ages?
a.
Steel plows
c.
Horse harnesses
b.
Going from a two field system to a three field system
d.
These are all advances in agricutlure
 

 34. 

The feudal economy was based on
a.
the exchange of money
c.
the strength of the middle class
b.
self-sufficiency and barter
d.
none of these
 

 35. 

Which best describes the Inquisition?
a.
heretics were burned at the stake
c.
The Crusaders gained victory over Islam
b.
The Catholic Church rewarded its best members
d.
Priests asked questions of the Pope.
 

 36. 

Despite the fact that the Christians viewed the Muslims with hostility
a.
the Christians lost the battle of Tours
c.
they continually borrowed money from them when trading
b.
they treated members of the Islamic faith with great kindness.
d.
they learned and benefited from Muslim scholarship in science, math and other areas
 

 37. 

Jewish refugees fled Western Europe
a.
because of opportunities that opened up for them in Asia
c.
causing the Black Plague
b.
they were persecuted by Western Europeans
d.
which angered most Europeans
 

 38. 

During the High Middle Ages which of the following declined the most in power?
a.
feudalism
c.
the middle class
b.
Monarchs
d.
the Church
 

 39. 

Which of the following did the church NOT do to help the people?
a.
priests ran schools in the church
c.
nuns often provided social services
b.
military skills were often taught in the church
d.
many monks produced scholarly works
 



 
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