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2.3 Study Questions Early (Dark) Middle Ages

Chapter Fifteen, “Europe to the Early 1500s: Revival, Decline, and Renaissance”

The High and Late Middle Ages—Chapter Fifteen As compared to its experience in the early Middle Ages, Europe in the High Middle Ages was a. more decentralized. c. less militaristic. b. less isolated. d. more religiously diverse. Which is the best summary of the authors’ introductory overview of the late Middle Ages? a. Political and religious institutions grew steadily stronger throughout Europe. b. Populations grew, while cultural institutions faced severe challenges. c. Political conflicts
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th c. in the 15 century CE. d. in the 17th century CE. Pope Urban II justified a Crusade to take Jerusalem based on all of the following claims except a. the agricultural productivity of the land surrounding Jerusalem. b. Jesus lived and died in Jerusalem. c. Jerusalem’s importance as a trading entrepôt. d. the people of the Jerusalem desired liberation from Turkish despotism. Perhaps the best index of popular piety and support for the popes in the High Middle Ages was a. the willingness with which people paid the church tax known as the taille. b. the response to the church’s call for crusades to liberate the Holy Land. c. the way in which kings willingly complied with papal commands. d. All of these answers are correct. During the late Middle Ages the economic and political power of the nobility a. increased due the frequency of warfare. b. declined due to changing military tactics and demographic shifts. c. remained relatively stable because of the continued weakness of kings. d. None of these answers are correct.

All of the following constituted significant parts of the medieval social order except a. peasants. c. clergy. b. slaves. d. nobility. The earliest European universities appeared in a. Italy, France, and Spain. b. Italy, France, and Germany. c. Spain, England, and Germany. d. Spain, Portugal, and Italy. The Magna Carta is considered the cornerstone of modern English law because it a. granted legal equality to all subjects, male and female. b. recognized

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