History : Kingdoms, Christianity, and the Middle Ages in Europe?

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1.What reason best explains why towns and cities grew during the Middle Ages?

A. the spread of the Black Death

B. increased trade with others

C. invasion of Muslims

D. people came from all over to see Marco Polo

2. Which of the following is NOT true about Christendom during the Middle Ages?

A. The Church ruled day-to-day life

B. Writers began to write in their own vernacular

C. Strong successor kingdoms arose after the split of the Roman Empire

D. Feudal and manorial systems provided stability

3. The Vikings established settlements in North America and the east coast of Canada under which ruler's leadership?

A. Charlemagne

B. Leif Eriksson

C. Genghis Khan

D. Richard the Lion-Hearted

4. Which two regions controlled most of the trade that occurred in Europe during the Middle Ages?

A. France and Spain

B. Italy and Germany

C. Turkey and Greenland

D. Portugal and France

5. Emperor Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire was viewed as a __________, identifying his religious and secular roles.

A. monk

B. priest-king

C. chief pirate

D. sultan

6. _________ were members of the church that swore to poverty and obediance.

A. Fiefs

B. Friars

C. Heretics

D. Serfs

7. In 1054, the Christian church split into the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. What was this split called?

A. The Great Schism

B. The Hagia Sophia

C. The Magna Carta

D. The Black Death

8. Which leader was responsible for calling the First Crusade in 1096?

A. Richard the Lion-Hearted

B. Justinian I

C. Leo III

D. Pope Urban II

9. Under the feudal system, who owned all of the land distributed amongst the lords in exchange for money and loyalty (known as a fief)?

A. knights

B. serfs

C. vassal

D. king

10. Geoffrey Chaucer was a prominent author during the Middle Ages. He wrote:

A. The Doomsday Book

B. The Canterbury Tales

C. The Divine Comedy

D. The Magna Carta

11. Which structure was constructed under the orders of Justinian I for use as a church, but was later turned into a mosque when Muslims conquered Constantinople?

A. Notre Dame Cathedral

B. Orthodox Church

C. Hagia Sophia

D. Shinto shrine

12. Which of the following was NOT one of Charlemagne's accomplishments?

A. He ordered the construction of schools and encouraged learning.

B. He abolished slavery throughout the Frankish empire.

C. He create a single code of laws for the entire empire.

D. He forced captured enemies to convert to Christianity or they would be executed.

13. Which person was responsible for winning the English throne in the Battle of Hastings?

A. John

B. Edward III

C. Richard the Lion-Hearted

D. William the Conqueror

14. What place of worship was constructed during the Middle Ages in Europe, and is Gothic in style, containing gargoyles and stained glass?

A. Hagia Sophia

B. Notre Dame Cathedral

C. Great Mosque of Cordoba

D. no such structure exists

15. Which key figure united Western Europe under one government and was crowned emperor by the Pope in 800?

A. Charles "the hammer" Martel

B. Charlemagne

C. William the Conqueror

D. Pope Urban II

16. What did William the Conqueror order after taking the throne of England in 1066?

A. all English convert to Islam

B. more rights to the nobles and reduced taxes

C. a survey to document the value of everyone's property

D. the construction of the Hagia Sophia

17. Which religious figure was required to live in isolation, give a vow of poverty, and perform functions such as teach and copy ancient manuscripts?

A. friar

B. priest-king

C. monk

D. bishop

18. The Magna Carta was written due to what situation?

A. The Muslims invaded the Holy Land.

B. William the Conqueror wanted to know the value of each person living in England.

C. Nobles wanted to curtail the power of the kings.

D. The Patriots wanted freedom from the British.

19. Which king of England was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215?

A. John

B. Edward III

C. Richard the Lion-Hearted

D. William the Conqueror

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