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The Middle Ages in Europe (Grades 11-12)

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The Middle Ages in Europe

1. 
The reason that the period between the collapse of the Roman empire and the time of Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance,is called the Dark Ages because
  1. Spain and Persia were Islamic
  2. The lack of intellectual record or pursuit
  3. the abundance of written material
  4. the Gothic kingdoms were peaceful
2. 
As kings or other landed nobility could not support the large numbers of Vassals necessary to defend their kingdom, they would grant vassals                so they could support themselves.
  1. manor
  2. field
  3. fief
  4. investiture
3. 
After Charlemagne's death, the lack of a strong central authority or government made it necessary for local self-sufficiency. The institution that appeared in this time of a collapsing central authority was called
  1. Monarchy
  2. Warriorism
  3. Feudalism
  4. Carolingian Imperialism
4. 
In towns of Europe, people with the same occupation formed groups called                 that controlled the quantity and quality of production.
  1. Guilds
  2. Unions
  3. Clans
  4. Societies
5. 
Feudal society was dominated by a vast network of mutual relationships based on loyalty and service. Those who swore fealty to a lord were called vassals.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Early European society consisted of all the following groups except who?
  1. Nobles
  2. King
  3. Knights
  4. Daimyo
7. 
Vassals and lords were bound by the terms of their oath of loyalty. If the lord failed to protect the vassal and his lands the vassal could renounce his loyalty.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
During Feudal times most people lived in one of these two places....
  1. church or acropolis
  2. park or plantation
  3. manor or castle
  4. none of the above
9. 
Why is Jerusalem considered to be such an important city to so many people?



10. 
The Pope who with the Proclamation at Clermont, 1095, launched the First Crusades
  1. Pope John II
  2. Pope Dominicus
  3. Pope Urban II
  4. Pope Gregory
11. 
The purpose of the First Crusade was to
  1. retrieve the Nile River from Egypt.
  2. Help Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus.
  3. To help the Turks take Byzantine territory.
  4. recapture the Holy Land.
12. 
The Muslim who was vizier of Egypt, and became the greatest Muslim leader during the period of the Crusades was
  1. Saracen
  2. Alexius II
  3. Saladin
  4. Syrian
13. 
Name the sickness that caused almost a fourth of Europe's population to die in the 1300's.



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