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Early Middle Ages Test

Name:
Date:
Period:

Results:

1)

The large landmass that includes both Europe and Asia.
a.

Africa

b.

Eurasia

c.

Pangaea

2)

The period that lasted from about 500 CE till about 1500 CE
a.

Fall of the Roman Empire

b.

Enlightenment

c.

Middle Ages

3)

Another term for this time period of history, comes from Latin
a.

Veteris

b.

Umbraculm

c.

Medieval

4)

Communities where monks lived
a.

Monasteries

b.

Mosque

c.

Church

5)

6)

Warriors who fought on horseback
a.

Serfs

b.

Kings

c.

Knights

A knight who promised to support a lord in exchange for land was call a

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a.

Samurai

b.

Vassal

c.

Noble

The system where the answer from number 6 would swear loyalty to his lord
was called

7)
a.

Feudalism

b.

Totalitarianism

c.

Monarchy

8)

A large estate owned by a knight or lord
a.

Monastery

b.

Mansion

c.

Manor

9)

People who worked on land that they were tied to
a.

Knights

b.

Servants

c.

Serfs

10)

The code of honorable behavior for knights
a.

Haiku

b.

Chivalry

c.

Benedictine Code

This person was a monk who helped convert the Irish to Christianity, said to
have driven the snakes out of Ireland.

11)
a.

St. Patrick

b.

Charles IV

c.

St. Benedict

d.

Charlemagne

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12)

This Italian monk created a set of rules that most European monks followed
a.

St. Patrick

b.

St. Francis

c.

St. Benedict

d.

St Clare

13)

Strong king of the franks, Crowned King of the Romans by Pope Leo III
a.

Charlemagne

b.

William the Conqueror

c.

Pepin the Short

d.

Urban III

14)

French noble, Duke of Normandy, Named himself king of England
a.

Charlemagne

b.

William the Conqueror

c.

Pepin the Short

d.

Urban III

15)

People were sent by a church to convert people to their religion are called:
a.

Jedi

b.

Preachers

c.

Missionaries

d.

Saints

e.

Monks

16)

Land given to a Vassal was called a
a.

Manor

b.

Serf

c.

Tenement

d.

Fief

e.

Loan

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17)

Feudalism was started by the
a.

Franks

b.

Germans

c.

English

d.

Turks

e.

Spanish

18)

Feudalism gave more power to the
a.

Kings

b.

Queens

c.

Serfs

d.

Nobility

e.

Peasants

This group of people were not allowed to leave the land without the Lord’s
permission.

19)
a.

Serfs

b.

Slaves

c.

Nobles

d.

Vassals

e.

Missionaries

20)

This group of people had fewer rights regardless of class.
a.

Women

b.

Men

c.

Lords

d.

Knights

e.

Kings

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These were small during the Middle ages but grew as Europe’s population
grew.

21)
a.

Towns/ Cities

b.

Hats

c.

Churches

d.

Horses

e.

Manors

22)

First ruler of the Franks
a.

Pepin the Short

b.

Clovis

c.

George III

d.

Henry VI

e.

Charlemagne

Northern Europe’s flat Geography made it easy for:

23)
a.

Defense

b.

Filming Movies

c.

Hiking

d.

Fishing

e.

Invasions

24)

This group did not invade Europe during this time.
a.

Vikings

b.

Magyars

c.

Muslims

d.

Turks

25)

This group was led by a man named Attila
a.

Huns

b.

Vikings

c.

Muslims

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Discussion:
Pick one of the following and write at least 2 paragraphs on it. A paragraph
is 5 to 7 sentences.
1. How important were the Church and Monasteries to communities in
Europe?
2. Compare and Contrast Medieval Europe to the Roman Empire?
3. Relate a job in feudal Europe to a job today?

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