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Directions: Use all your handouts to find the missing word. The words listed below are the
ones that are missing. Keep this and use it as a study guide.
Rich church Catholic nobels Indulgences peasants king fall
Lord beliefs fire protection Income knight land
Priest central trade execute weakened stability loyalty

1. The parish______ was appointed by the ______ of the manor and was given a house.
2, Today, only a small percentage of the people go to church every Sunday, but in the Middle Ages,
everyone went to __________________ every Sunday.

3. An accused person held a red hot iron bar and walked three paces. His hand was then bandaged and
left for 3 days. If the wound was getting better after three days, you were innocent. If the wound had
clearly not got any better, you were guilty. This is known as “ordeal by _____________.

4. During the Middle Ages, the only church in any town or city was a __________church because in the
Middle Ages the Catholic religion was the only one.

5, The Church so powerful because it owned ___________, It controlled people’s _____________,

and it was ____________ .

6. A person could shorten his/her stay in purgatory if you did several things. One thing a person could
do was buy a special pardon called a ______________

7. In the feudal system the _____________ gave loyalty to the lord and went to battle for him when

8. There were very few prisons in the Middle Ages. It was cheaper to ________someone for
bad crimes or mutilate them and then let them go
9. The tithe __________ was divided up evenly between the parish priest, the church
maintenance fund, the poor, and the bishop.
11, At the lowest level of society were the__________, also called "serfs.” In exchange for living and
working on his land the lord offered his peasants ______________.

12. In a absolute monarchy a __________ was answerable for his acts to God alone.

13. In the feudal system the hierarchy from top (most powerful) to bottom (least powerful) was king,
_____________, knights, and peasants (serfs/villeans)

14. An indirect results of the Crusades was trade and commerce increased while the feudal system was

15. The breakdown of ______________ government led to the rise in the power of the Catholic Church

16. The fall of Rome led to the decline of ____________.

17. the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe during the Middle Ages provided a sense of
_________, unity, and order
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18. Feudalism was a political (government) system based on ____________.

19. The immediate result of the ________of the Roman Empire was a the period of this order and weak
central government.

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