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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) European History Questions

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Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
Who was the author of the 95 theses?
  1. Charles
  2. Henry
  3. Martin Luther
Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
Who set up a theocracy in the Swiss city-state of Geneva?
  1. Martin Luther
  2. John Calvin
  3. Thomas Cranmer
Grade 8 French Revolution
Which of the following did not occur in France during the Late 1700's?
  1. a feudal state
  2. deeply in debt
  3. experiencing food shortages
  4. American Revolution
Grade 8 Medieval Europe
Nobles were given land by the King. In return for this land the nobles provided the King with:
  1. armies and protection
  2. loyalty and money
  3. food and jewelry
  4. land and people
Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
Grade 8 French Revolution
Leader of France in the early 1800's
  1. Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. King Louis
  3. George Talleyrand
  4. Andrew Jackson
Grade 8 Exploration
Mercantilism is a type of                .
  1. Government
  2. Economic System
  3. Religion
  4. Street name
Grade 8 Exploration
Whatever Europeans settled in the Americas, Native Americans
  1. grew wealthy by trading with colonists.
  2. died out in large numbers from disease.
  3. attacked and killed the strangers.
  4. gave up their traditional ways of life.
Grade 8 Medieval Europe
Charlemagne`s Empire was also called the                  .
  1. Merovingian Empire
  2. Carolingian Empire
  3. Anglo Saxon Empire
  4. Muslim Empire
Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
The main reason that Renaissance spread quickly around the world is due to:
  1. The fall of the Roman Empire
  2. Common language and common religion
  3. The printing press
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
All of the following were true regarding factory work except:
  1. Lighting and ventilation were poor
  2. Fatigue, faulty equipment and careless training resulted in fires and accidents
  3. The pay was less than what was made farming
  4. Children were stunted in body and mind
Grade 8 Exploration
The primary goal of Spain's financial sponsorship of Columbus' initial explorations and later expeditions to the New World was to find a new source of gold and silver to boost Spain's economy. Spain, under the leadership of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella also felt they had another duty to perform in the New World.
The duty was to:
  1. Spread the new concept of democracy and constitutional rights to less enlightened civilizations.
  2. To map and chart the new lands they found
  3. To create new colonies and settlements in the New World
  4. Convert as many people as possible to Catholicism
Grade 8 Renaissance and Reformation
Who led the Protestant Reformation?
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. European scholars
  3. Martin Luther
  4. Pope Urban II
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