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The Middle Ages in Europe (Grades 11-12)

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The Middle Ages in Europe

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
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
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
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
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
Early European society consisted of all the following groups except who?
  1. Nobles
  2. King
  3. Knights
  4. Daimyo
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
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
Why is Jerusalem considered to be such an important city to so many people?

Which pope launched the First Crusade?
  1. Pope John II
  2. Pope Dominicus
  3. Pope Urban II
  4. Pope Gregory
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.
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
Name the sickness that caused almost a fourth of Europe's population to die in the 1300's.

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