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Chap 8 online practice



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

1. 

Which of the following groups conquered the former Roman province of Gaul?
a.
the Christians
c.
the Muslims
b.
the Franks
d.
the Saxons
 

2. 

Which of the following is credited to Charlemagne?
a.
the defeat of the Muslims at the Battle of Tours
b.
the development of feudalism
c.
the development of banking
d.
the revival of Latin learning
 

3. 

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

4. 

The manor economy was based on
a.
trade among many villages.
c.
metalworking.
b.
farming and self-sufficiency.
d.
herding and weaving.
 

5. 

How did monks and nuns improve life during the Middle Ages?
a.
They cared for the sick and poor.
c.
They opposed the feudal system.
b.
They gave land to the peasants.
d.
They excommunicated criminals.
 

6. 

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.
c.
It had grown weak.
d.
It had grown too intellectual.
 

7. 

New agricultural technologies in the Middle Ages led to
a.
the end of Church influence.
c.
increased food production.
b.
the end of feudalism.
d.
the creation of farmers’ guilds.
 

8. 

Which of the following was the most important economic activity in a medieval town?
a.
trade
c.
livestock raising
b.
farming
d.
weaving
 
 
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Figure 8-1
 

9. 

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
 

10. 

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.
 
 

12. 

According to Figure 8-1, from which of the following positions would it be easiest to defend the castle?
a.
the inner bailey
c.
the middle bailey
b.
the drawbridge
d.
the battlements
 

13. 

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.
 

14. 

Which of the following helped unite Charlemagne’s empire?
a.
a strong, efficient government
c.
the Treaty of Verdun
b.
Magyar attacks
d.
Viking attacks
 

15. 

Chivalry governed relations between
a.
serfs and nobles.
c.
lords and vassals.
b.
noblemen and noblewomen.
d.
Christians and non-Christians.
 

16. 

Which group made up the largest part of the population in feudal society?
a.
vassals
c.
knights
b.
peasants
d.
lords
 

17. 

The Church had great power over people during the Middle Ages because
a.
it protected them in times of warfare.
b.
it provided them with education.
c.
it decided who could achieve salvation.
d.
it controlled food production.
 

18. 

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

19. 

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

20. 

Which of the following groups dominated the economic and political life of towns during the High Middle Ages?
a.
nobles
c.
knights
b.
merchant guilds
d.
the clergy
 

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

21. 

An estate granted to a vassal
 

22. 

A code of conduct adopted by knights in the Middle Ages
 

23. 

A peasant who was bound to the land
 

24. 

Tax the Church required Christians to pay
 

25. 

Worldly
 

26. 

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

27. 

Money for investment
 

28. 

Lending money at interest
 
 
Match each person with the correct statement below.
a.
an apprentice
e.
a knight
b.
Leif Erikson
f.
a medieval merchant
c.
Charlemagne
g.
a troubadour
d.
a Benedictine monk
h.
a vassal
 

29. 

“From Aachen I shall rule my empire.”
 

30. 

“I set up a short-lived colony in North America.”
 

31. 

“My first loyalty is to my liege lord.”
 

32. 

“It is my duty to be brave, loyal, and true.”
 

33. 

“Let me sing you a song, my lady, praising your virtues.”
 

34. 

“I have taken vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity.”
 

35. 

“My master is teaching me the art of swordmaking.”
 

36. 

“Servants, come! Carry these bundles of cloth for sale through the streets.”
 



 
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