History Of Western Civilization To Middle Ages

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1 of 40

The Anglo-Saxons were pagans

 

True

 

False

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2  of 40

Which of the following was NOT typical of medieval aristocratic lifestyles?

 

Hunting and war

 

Feasting and   hospitality

 

Maintaining multiple   wives

 

Great wooden halls or   stone fortifications

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3  of 40

He was the most capable, powerful, cultivated, and sophisticated Gothic ruler.

 

Anastasius I

 

Clovis the Frank

 

Alaric II the Visigoth

 

Theodoric the   Ostrogoth

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4  of 40

This pope laid the foundations for the medieval papacy by feeding the population during famines and comforting the people during times of plague and warfare.

 

Pius II

 

Leo I

 

Gregory the Great

 

Urban II

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5  of 40

In Germanic society, the elite owed its elevated status to

 

the ability to gain   favor with the gods.

 

royal appointment by   kings.

 

the inheritance of   land and leadership.

 

inherited status and   wealth perpetuated through military command.

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6  of 40

Charlemagne was a descendent of Julius Caesar

 

True

 

False

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7  of 40

In the Frankish Kingdoms, the real power was held by the

 

king.

 

princes.

 

lords.

 

dukes.

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8  of 40

The name “Frank” means

 

bold.

 

barbaric.

 

fierce or free.

 

stout.

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9  of 40

Charlemagne and his followers felt his coronation as emperor in 800 signified the revival of

 

the Babylonian   captivity.

 

the Roman Empire in   the west.

 

the Byzantine Empire   in the west.

 

Athenian democracy.

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10  of 40

Which of the following was NOT a Carolingian ecclesiastical reform?

 

Removal of all foreign   clerics from the Frankish kingdom

 

Establishment of   Benedictine rule in monastic organization

 

Establishment of   mandatory tithing

 

Ensuring the   competency and commitment to the people of parish priests

Question

11  of 40

These Germanic people replaced the Ostrogoths on the Italian peninsula.

 

Carthaginians

 

Alemanni

 

Visigoths

 

Lombards

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12  of 40

Based on his knowledge of scripture, natural science, rhetoric, chronology, and history, he was considered the greatest scholar of his century.

 

Augustine of   Canterbury

 

Aidan

 

Ethelbert

 

Bede

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13  of 40

Jews concentrated on occupations that allowed them to be mobile in case there was danger because _____ tried to force all Jews in his kingdom to be baptized.

 

King Chilperic

 

Bodo

 

Bishop Agobard of Lyon

 

Charlemagne

Question

14  of 40

By 1000 all of the following EXCEPT _____ had become Christian kingdoms whose bishops in the national churches were approved by the pope.

 

Poland

 

Scandinavia

 

Bohemia

 

Ireland

Question

15  of 40

Which of the following statements concerning women in early medieval society is most accurate?

 

Women participated in   royal hunts.

 

Christianity failed to   recognize any rights for women.

 

The religious life   allowed for increased autonomy and authority for aristocratic women.

 

Women were not allowed   to participate in court proceedings.

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16  of 40

The king’s role in legislating justice

 

was limited to   collecting and publishing the customs of the past.

 

was limited to writing   laws.

 

was limited to writing   economic policy.

 

meant that all   families had to bring their grievances before the royal court.

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17  of 40

Since Charlemagne appointed counts throughout Europe, it could be said that he created a/an

 

imperial aristocracy.

 

international coven.

 

missi dominici.

 

international round   table.

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18  of 40

King Alfred temporarily stopped the Viking conquest of Wessex by doing all of the following EXCEPT

 

creating an   Anglo-Saxon navy.

 

reorganizing the   Anglo-Saxon army.

 

establishing a network   of fortifications.

 

creating an alliance   system with the Lombards and the Franks.

Question

19  of 40

All of the following statements about Umayyad Spain are true EXCEPT that

 

its cultural   developments were the most sophisticated in western Europe.

 

Spanish emirs   established a religious foundation for their government as protectors of   Islam.

 

its architecture and   visual art deemphasized physical forms for abstraction.

 

even though the   agricultural economy of Spain recovered from the Muslim invasions, urban life   was damaged beyond repair.

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20  of 40

King Oswy of Northumbria decided to ally himself with the Roman church at the

 

Parliament of   Northampton.

 

Synod of Whitby.

 

Convocation of   Westminster.

 

Doom of Salisbury.

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21  of 40

In 711, the Visigoth kingdom was conquered by the

 

Anglo-Saxons.

 

Huns.

 

Vandals.

 

Muslims.

Question

22  of 40

Today, Gaul is known as

 

France.

 

Greenland.

 

Ireland.

 

Belgium.

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23  of 40

In Spain and Italy, the fusion of Germanic and Roman aristocracies was impeded by

 

Irish Christianity.

 

religious differences   separating Aryans and Orthodox Christians.

 

long-standing disputes   between lords and vassals.

 

dissention among the   Germanic military commanders.

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24  of 40

Which of the following statements concerning the Visigoth kingdom is MOST accurate?

 

They forced all   subjects to become Aryan Christians.

 

The Visigoth kingdom   was centered in Spain, with the kings establishing a unified government based   on Roman administrative tradition.

 

The Visigoth kingdom   disappeared after being defeated by the Franks in 507.

 

The Byzantines   destroyed the Visigoth kingdom in 711.

Question

25  of 40

He laid the foundations for a hierarchical, bishop-centered church in England, based on the Roman model.

 

Augustine of   Canterbury

 

Aidan

 

Ethelbert

 

Bede

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26  of 40

Roman slavery ended because it was finally found to be unethical

 

True

 

False

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27  of 40

What was the lasting legacy of Charlemagne’s Carolingian Empire?

 

A reunified eastern   Roman Empire

 

Unity and cultural   reforms in many spheres

 

An end to all Viking,   Magyar, and Saracen raids

 

Closing trade with the   Mediterranean

Question

28  of 40

Romanized Germans of late antiquity were generally known as

 

Aryans.

 

Agnostics.

 

Pagans.

 

Muslims.

Question

29  of 40

The primary source of meat for the peasants was

 

cows.

 

buffalo.

 

pigs.

 

deer.

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30  of 40

The medieval kings assumed the role of protector and defender of the church

 

True

 

False

Question

31  of 40

The Early Middle Ages is the time period between the years

 

400 and 800.

 

500 and 900.

 

500 and 700.

 

700 and 1100.

Question

32  of 40

In 909 a new round of ecclesiastical reform began at the monastery of

 

Assisi.

 

Benedictine.

 

Cluny.

 

Mont Saint Michel.

Question

33  of 40

The Frankish Empire was reorganized and its cavalry molded into the most effective military force of his time by

 

Clovis.

 

Charles Martel.

 

Charlemagne.

 

Pepin III.

Question

34  of 40

Which of the following was NOT a grandson of Charlemagne?

 

Louis the German.

 

Louis the Pious.

 

Charles the Bald.

 

Lothair.

Question

35  of 40

Charlemagne was the son of

 

Pepin II.

 

Pepin III.

 

Charles Martel.

 

Charles the Bald.

Question

36  of 40

Charlemagne’s palace complex, rivaling the great Roman and Byzantine buildings, was located in

 

Athens.

 

Aachen.

 

Provence.

 

Paris.

Question

37  of 40

Traditional Christian doctrine stated that one of the signs of the end of the world would be the conversion of the Jews

 

True

 

False

Question

38  of 40

The Lombards divided Italy into military districts under the control of dukes

 

True

 

False

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39  of 40

The Russian Empire began in 882, when the House of Ryurik united the towns of

 

Kiev and Moscow.

 

Kiev and Novgorod.

 

Smolensk and Kiev.

 

Smolensk and Novgorod.

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40  of 40

After Theodoric’s death, the Ostrogothic kingdom was destroyed by the

 

Franks.

 

Byzantines.

 

Muslims.

 

Visigoths.