High Middle Ages
Chapter 13 Exam Name:
TRUE / NOT TRUE. If the statement is entirely TRUE, then write “T”
on the answer sheet. If the statement is partially or completely false,
write “F” on the answer sheet.
1) To gain the imperial crown means that the pope crowns a king.
2) Otto made the pope swear allegiance to him because he feared the king
of France (Augustus) was attempting to overthrow his rule in Germany.
3) One of the reforms of the Cluny was to stop the practice of local lords
and emperors appointing priests and archbishops to church office.
4) The Concordat of Worms stated that the Pope’s lands were to be free
5) The crusades were supported by the Pope and were an attempt to free the
holy lands from the Turks and those of Islamic faith.
6) The largest European towns during this era were Milan and Florence.
They were located in Italy.
7) A local lord granted a charter for a town. The charter was land
free from rule by the king.
8) Originally, the local lords and barons loved merchants because they brought
economic prosperity to the area.
9) Townspeople protected themselves by forming guilds.
10) Guilds helped local merchants by helping them to gain a voice in the
governments of the town.
11) Christians feared Jewish persons because they had an advanced culture
and because they were wealthy moneylenders.
12) Universities often moved from town to town.
13) Cluny was a monk.
14) Noblemen admired strength and courage.
15) Noblemen gained wealth and glory from peacetime negotiations and tournaments
with other lords.
16) Banalities were a source of income for serfs.
17) Towns were a major force in destroying the feudal system.
18) Everyone in the Middle Ages benefited from peace and stability.
19) The clergy often wrote love poems in Latin, which they hid from their
20) Serfs are not the same as slaves because serfs can vote on who they want
to be king.
MATCHING. Match the person with their characteristic.
21) Edward the Confessor a) a German king who was crowned “King
of the Holy Roman Empire”
22) Richard the Lionhearted b) was excommunicated by the pope
23) Otto the Great c) fought in the 3rd crusade
– his actions helped lead to the Magna Carta
24) William the Conqueror d) a Norman who defeated English forces
to become king (1066)
25) Henry IV e) childless king who left no heirs
– giving the Normans the opportunity to take the crown
Multiple Choice. Choose the BEST answer.
26) The Church reform movement of the early 10th century was based at:
b) The Cluny monastery.
c) The Vatican.
d) Otto's court.
27) Simony was the:
a) Sale of church offices.
b) Use of icons in prayer.
c) Polygamy practiced by many priests.
d) Free election of church leaders.
28) The long-term result of the first three Crusades:
a) Was Europe's control of the Holy Land.
b) Was that Christians easily could visit the Holy Land.
c) Jews were no longer persecuted in Rome.
d) Was that it stimulated Western trade with the East.
29) In the mid-13th century, Russia fell under the political control of the:
a) Hohenstaufen kings.
b) Byzantine Empire.
30) Which of the following was not a course a University would teach in the
b) Roman Law
c) Greek Literature
31) A summa is:
a) an authoritative summary on all that was known about a subject
b) a type of test a student had to take before graduation
c) the title given to the most dedicated and intelligent student in the university
d) a famous university of the middle ages, located in Spain
32) In the order of society (or life) which of the following classes of people
are new (since the dark ages)?
33) Which of the following would be considered “regular” clergy?
34) People moved from manors to the towns because...
a) towns brought opportunity for serfs and other “little” people
b) they were often escaping the slave like conditions of the feudal estate
c) they did not have to obey anyone in towns
d) the kings often paid them to move to towns to support his rule
35) Which of the following is an occupation a woman should not have?
a) Gold smith
b) academic teacher
c) bakery worker
36) The Investiture controversy was concerned with...
a) the separation of church & state
b) the excommunication of kings
c) the loss of power in the office of pope
d) the need for kings to have more control of the lords
37) The Magna Carta is:
a) a list of rules provided by the pope explaining proper behavior in a church
or at a church event
b) a statement by Richard the Lionhearted calling for forgiveness from the
c) a list of rules which limit the power of kings and give individual rights
d) a decree by the pope accepting England as a gift from King John
38) Infanticide is:
a) a disease which caused the deaths of up to 40% of infant children
b) the killing of unwanted babies -- abandonment by their parents
c) a type of schooling young children were sent to which was very strict
d) the death of children at the hands of local lords – the lords wanted
to reduce population of their land
39) Medieval Children were reported by historians to be treated as adults,
without much of a playful childhood. Which of the following did not
cause the historians to deduce this?
a) 30 – 50 percent of all children died by the age of 5
b) the practice of infanticide
c) children labored in the fields as soon as they were able to physically
d) children were under the guardianship of their parents until the age of
40) Which of the following begins to introduce the end of feudal estates
b) the strengthening rule of kings
c) the Magna Carta
d) the growth of towns