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Arts and Humanities
History of Europe
Middle Ages Test
Terms in this set (74)
Charles Martel was also known as
Charles the Hammer
The Magyars which often attacked Europe from the east were originally from
Bubonic Plague was introduced to Europe by merchants that had traveled from
The family that had gained control of the Frankish throne by the year 751 was the
The Cathedral of Notre Dame was one the first to utilize what architectural feature in its design?
the Flying Buttress
The culture trait that united western Europeans more than any other during the Middle Ages was
A common religion (Christianity)
The types of insects that transmitted bubonic plague to humans were
Most literature of the Middle Ages usually dealt with what topic?
The disease that killed about 25 million Europeans from about 1347 to 1351 was the
The people that had gained control of much of central and western Europe during the late 700s and early 800s were the
The Viking explorer that explored areas of Iceland, Greenland, and North America was
"The author of ""The Divine Comedy"" was "
The Vikings originated in what area of Europe?
the Scandinavian Peninsula
Anyone who accepted a tract of land from a noble in return for military protection was called a
The Middle Ages are sometimes referred to as the
"The author of ""City of God"" and widely considered to be the most influential theologian of the Middle Ages was "
Augustine of Hippo
Institutions commonly found on Middle Age manors included
In 732 A.D,, Muslims were defeated by Charles Martel at what battle?
Battle of Tours
Different attackers that often attacked Europeans of the Middle Ages included:
(1) Vikings, (2) Magyars, and (3) Muslims
The spouts on Gothic cathedrals which allowed water to drain from the roof and usually looked like hideous beasts were called
The son of Charles Martel that became king of the Franks in 751 A.D. was
Pepin the Short
The pope rescued by Charlemagne's armies in both 774 and 799 A.D. was
The mounted horsemen, or soldiers, of the Middle Ages that usually received land in return for military protection were called
The title given to Charlemagne by Leo III in 799 A.D. was
Emperor of the Roman People
European nobles usually paid knights for their service by giving the knights a tract of land called a
The Vikings were expert
"The author of ""The Canterbury Tales"" was "
What Middle Age nun was a writer of many religious poems and songs?
Hildegard of Bingen
The process of decorating a written manuscript with pictures or designs is called
Monks spent much of their time:
(1) Praying and Meditating, (2) Copying Manuscripts, and (3) Working in the fields to grow food
The European capital of the Muslim (Moorish) Empire in Europe was
Charlemagne's palace was located at ________ located in modern Germany.
The religious/ethnic group that was not greatly affected by the Black Plague was the
The Middle Age story that tells of the writer's imaginary journey through the afterlife was called
The Divine Comedy
The approach of Thomas Aquinas to reconcile Greek philosophy's teachings related to truth with the Bible's teachings related to truth was called
In the manorial system of medieval Europe, the lords gave the serfs small plots of land to farm and protection in return for
Muslims (Moors) conquered what area of Europe in 711 A.D.?
the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal)
In the year 732 A.D., Charles Martel defeated the Muslims and kept them from overrunning western Europe at what battle?
the Battle of Tours
"The first Archbishop of Canterbury and the ""Apostle to the English"" was "
Augustine of Canterbury
"The name ""Charlemagne"" is French for "
Charles the Great
Who was known as "the Father of Christian Worship" because of his exceptional efforts in revising the Roman worship of his day?
Viking boats were called
The renouncing of worldly pursuits to devote oneself fully to spiritual work is called
Within the feudal system, the landowner was called the
The most influential scholar of the Middle Ages was
What institutions were often attacked by Vikings because they usually contained many valuable items and the occupants didn't fight back?
The type of monasticism that developed in Ireland was
The Benedictine Order of monasticism was founded by
Benedict of Nursia
The Middle Age story that tells the tale of a group of pilgrims traveling to the town of Canterbury, England was called?
The Canterbury Tales
The iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame is located in what European city?
"In what ""field"" was Charlemagne particularly interested?"
The Vikings were also called
Monks lived in facilities called
The head, or leader, of a monastery is called an
Symptoms of the bubonic plague include:
(1) Vomiting, (2) High fever, and (3) Large, dark splotches on the skin
To more effectively manage his empire, Charlemagne appointed officials called ______ to govern large territories of his empire on his behalf.
The Middle Age epic that tells the stories of Charlemagne's battles with the Muslims in Spain is called
The Song of Roland
Magyars were especially skilled at attacking and fighting on
The Middle Ages began with the fall of what empire?
the Roman Empire
The Cathedral of Notre Dame is one of the world's finest examples of what style of architecture?
The missionary that took Christianity to Ireland in the 400s A.D. was
Within the feudal system, the people who cared for the property owner's lands and animals and performed other tasks to maintain the property were called
Woven wall hangings often decorated with scenes of everyday life and used in medieval castles to help control drafts and improve acoustics were called
In the 800s A.D., the Angles and Saxons in England united under the leadership of
Alfred the Great
The movement with the goal of driving the Muslims (Moors) off of the Iberian Peninsula was the
The 1st English king to work effectively with the Parliament was
William the Conqueror was native to an area of France called
The English king forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 was
The English king that died in 1066 leaving no heir to the throne was
Edward the Confessor
The landholdings of English kings increased greatly when Eleanor of Aquitaine was married to
Was defeated at the Battle of Hastings by William the Conqueror
Hugh Capet was the 1st from his family to rule over what European nation?
The results of the survey, or census, taken after William the Conqueror became king of England were recorded in a book called
The Domesday Book
Was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XII in 962 A.D.
Otto the Great
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