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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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He was the most capable, powerful, cultivated, and sophisticated Gothic ruler.
Clovis the Frank
Alaric II the Visigoth
Theodoric the Ostrogoth
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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.
Gregory the Great
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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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Charlemagne was a descendent of Julius Caesar
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In the Frankish Kingdoms, the real power was held by the
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The name “Frank” means
fierce or free.
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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.
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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
11 of 40
These Germanic people replaced the Ostrogoths on the Italian peninsula.
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Based on his knowledge of scripture, natural science, rhetoric, chronology, and history, he was considered the greatest scholar of his century.
Augustine of Canterbury
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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.
Bishop Agobard of Lyon
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By 1000 all of the following EXCEPT _____ had become Christian kingdoms whose bishops in the national churches were approved by the pope.
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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.
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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Since Charlemagne appointed counts throughout Europe, it could be said that he created a/an
international round table.
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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.
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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.
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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In 711, the Visigoth kingdom was conquered by the
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Today, Gaul is known as
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In Spain and Italy, the fusion of Germanic and Roman aristocracies was impeded by
religious differences separating Aryans and Orthodox Christians.
long-standing disputes between lords and vassals.
dissention among the Germanic military commanders.
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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.
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He laid the foundations for a hierarchical, bishop-centered church in England, based on the Roman model.
Augustine of Canterbury
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Roman slavery ended because it was finally found to be unethical
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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
28 of 40
Romanized Germans of late antiquity were generally known as
29 of 40
The primary source of meat for the peasants was
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The medieval kings assumed the role of protector and defender of the church
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.
32 of 40
In 909 a new round of ecclesiastical reform began at the monastery of
Mont Saint Michel.
33 of 40
The Frankish Empire was reorganized and its cavalry molded into the most effective military force of his time by
34 of 40
Which of the following was NOT a grandson of Charlemagne?
Louis the German.
Louis the Pious.
Charles the Bald.
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Charlemagne was the son of
Charles the Bald.
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Charlemagne’s palace complex, rivaling the great Roman and Byzantine buildings, was located in
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
38 of 40
The Lombards divided Italy into military districts under the control of dukes
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.
40 of 40
After Theodoric’s death, the Ostrogothic kingdom was destroyed by the