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History Exam 4 questions
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Who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire?
Octavian (Augustus Caesar)
Where did the Romans suffer a crushing defeat in 9 C.E. at the hands of the Germans, a defeat which compelled them to adopt the Rhine-Danube line as their northern border?
Who, among the following, is a source of information for the Julio-Claudians?
Who, among the following, was not a Julio-Claudian ruler?
During whose reign was the Roman occupation of Britain begun in 43 C.E.?
Name the Julio-Claudian ruler who murdered his mother, set Rome on fire, and persecuted the Christians.
Who was the eventual victor in the "Year of the Four Emperors"?
Who, among the following, was not a Flavian ruler?
Under which emperor was construction begun on the Roman Colosseum?
Name the Roman city destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius.
Who, among the following, was not one of the so-called "Good Emperors"?
Name the "Good Emperor" during whose reign the Empire reached its greatest territorial extent
Name the "Good Emperor" who constructed a wall in the north of Britain to hold back the barbarians.
Name the Roman emperor who divided the Empire into two halves---the East and the West.
Name the Roman emperor who saw these words above a cross as he prepared for battle: "In hoc signo vinces".
Name the Roman emperor who legalized Christianity through the Edict of Milan.
Name the Roman emperor who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 C.E. to resolve the Arian controversy.
Name the Roman emperor who abolished the pagan cults and made Christianity the official faith of the Roman world. He also abolished the Olympic games.
Name the Germanic tribe which overran and sacked Rome in 410 C.E.
Where was Attila's march into Western Europe in 451 C.E. finally stopped?
What site did Constantine select for his New Rome (Constantinople)?
Who is our best source of information for the reign of Justinian?
Whom did Justinian take to be his Queen?
What was this young lady's former profession?
she was a prostitute
Name the Byzantine emperor who constructed Hagia Sophia.
Name the Byzantine emperor who codified Roman law. The end result was a work entitled the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Which of the following was not one of the pillars of the Islamic faith
Name the Merovingian king who created an empire in Western Europe and was converted to Roman Christianity.
Name the Carolingian Mayor of the Palace who created a professional army centered around cavalry called the vassi dominici
Name the Carolingian Mayor of the Palace who stopped the Muslim advance into Gaul in 732 C.E. at the Battle of Tours.
Who was the first Carolingian king of Gaul?
Pepin the Short
Who is our best source of information for the reign of Charlemagne?
With whom do we associate the "Carolingian Renaissance"?
Name the Carolingian king who was crowned "King of the Romans" by the pope in Rome on Christmas Day, 800 C.E.
What was the significance of the Treaty of Verdun, 843 C.E.?
Began the shaping of modern Europe
Which of the following best describes what happens to a fief should the vassal (the holder) die without heirs?
What is the payment called made by a vassal when he renders homage for his fief?
Which of the following was not one of the Feudal Incidents?
Which of the following was not one of the feudal obligations of a vassal to his lord?
If a peasant's daughter married away from the manor, what payment was required?
Which of the following was not an obligation of the peasant to his manorial lord?
Name the hermit who withdrew to the top of a pillar of stone and lived for over thirty years.
St. Simeon Stylites
Name the monk who gave up the live of a hermit and founded a monastery atop Monte Cassino south of Rome.
St. Benedict of Nursia
Name the king of Wessex in England who repelled the Danes and made an effort to uplift his people intellectually and culturally.
Alfred the Great
Name the Danish king who conquered England in 1016 and became the first Danish king of the country.
Name the English king whose failure to have a male heir led to the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
Edward the Confessor
Where did William, Duke of Normandy, defeat the English in 1066 to take possession of the throne?
Name the English king most closely associated with the growth of common law.
Name the English king renowned for his military prowess, though his administrative skills left something to be desired. He was one of the leaders of the 3rd Crusade.
Henry II (2)
Name the English king forced by the barons to sign the Magna Carta.
Who, among the following, was, at one time or another, both queen of France and queen of England?
Eleanor of Provence
Who, among the following, was not a French Capetian king?
Name the German king who defeated the Magyars in a great battle at Lechfeld in 955 C.E
Name the German king who clashed with the pope over the matter of Lay Investiture.
Name the German king known as the "stupor mundi".
Where did the Seljuk Turks defeat a Byzantine army in 1071 C.E.?
Who preached the First Crusade at Clermont, France in 1095 C.E.?
Pope Urban II
From the Christian standpoint, what was the most successful of the Crusades?
Which of the following was not one of the results of the Crusades?
revival of town life
Who introduced the knowledge of Arabic numerals into Western Europe?
Leonard of Pisa
Which of the following is not one of the Romance languages?
Which of the following is not one of the Germanic languages?
Which of the following is a good example of an Italian vernacular work?
Dante's Divine Comedy
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Romanesque architecture?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Gothic architecture?
Which of the following is not a part of the trivium?
Which of the following is not a part of the quadrivium?
Which of the following was not an English victory in the 100 Years' War?
With what event is Joan of Arc most closely associated?
Wars of the Roses
During the so-called "Babylonian Captivity", where was the papacy located?
When did a great plague known as the Black Death ravage Western Europe?
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