Unit 8: Medieval Christian Europe, Part 1: Practice Test

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The fall of the western Roman empire contributed most directly to which circumstance?
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the division of Western Europe into small Germanic kingdoms
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Which best summarizes the impact of the Vikings on Western Europe?
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They burned and looted, but also established trade routes and settled in Western Europe.
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Which characteristic of the development of the political and social system of feudalism best summarizes the life of knights and nobles?
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As vassals, they swore loyalty and provided military service.
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Which of the following best describes how feudalism would look on a map?
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a patchwork quilt of many small, misshapen patches.
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Which of the following best describes the impact of the manor system on peasant families?
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Men, women, and children worked together for long hours in farm fields.
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How did the Eastern Orthodox Church differ from the Roman Catholic Church? Select all that apply.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church conducted services in Greek and used icons in Church teachings.
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How might the Reconquista have affected Spain’s economic and cultural life?
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Expelling Jews and Muslims, including business men, probably weakened the economy and made the culture less diverse.
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How did changes in agricultural production affect medieval Europe?
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Fields became more productive, spurring population growth.
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How did the Magna Carta limit the power of the English king?
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by subjecting the monarchto the rule of law
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Which compromise resulted from the Concordat of Worms?
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The Church was granted the power to elect and invest bishops, but the emperor could invest them with fiefs.
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How did William increase royal power in England?
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He kept land for himself.

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