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Fall of Rome through Medieval
Europe
Audio Test
1. Two major contributions to the fall of the
Western Roman Empire were
a.
b.
c.
d.
Volcanoes and earthquakes
Barbarian invasions and climate change
Barbarian invasions and political corruption
Volcanoes and riots
2. Why were aqueducts an important
development in the Roman Empire?
a. They allowed Roman military boats to float
into city areas.
b. They were beautiful stone bridges that could
be used for transportation.
c. They provided water for Roman water parks
and Slip n’ Slides.
d. They were man-made channels that carried
water for drinking and agriculture.
3. How did invaders such as the Huns and Goths
affect the Roman Empire?
a. Treaties signed with the Goths greatly
expanded the size of the Roman Empire.
b. The Romans and Goths joined forces to fight
the Huns.
c. These invaders moved into and eventually
conquered Roman territories.
d. Romans were greatly influenced by Goth
culture.
4. What role did Constantinople’s location play
in its development?
a. It was surrounded by water and therefore
very difficult to defend.
b. Being located between two seas protected it
from attack and offered the perfect spot to
control trade between Europe and Asia.
c. Not enough land to grow food.
d. The city was cut off from the Roman Empire
and never grew.
5. What were Justinian’s most important
achievements?
a. Warfare, architecture, and ending slavery
b. Politics, music and fighting the power of the
pope
c. Painting, protecting the environment and
working to establish one official language.
d. Code of laws, public works and working to
reunite the empire
6. Which event marked the end of the 1,000year history of the Eastern Roman Empire?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The writing of the Justinian Code
The death of Theodora
The renaming of Constantinople to Istanbul
Constantinople was conquered by the
Ottoman Turks
7. Unlike the emperor of the Western Roman Empire,
the Byzantine emperor had power over…
a.
b.
c.
d.
The pope
A council of citizens
Only the church, not the government
Both the church and the government
8. Which of the following led to the end of
feudalism?
a. Crusades and wars
b. The growth of towns
c. The Black Death (bubonic plague)
d. All of the above
9. The Viking, Magyar and Muslim (Ottoman)
invasions of Europe directly caused the development
of the…
a.
b.
c.
d.
Feudal system
Democratic system
Code of chivalry
Benedictine rules
10. What did knights receive in exchange for
their pledge/oath of loyalty to a lord?
a.
b.
c.
d.
An income
A fief (land)
A title
A weapon
11. Feudalism began to spread to England soon
after…
a. Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the
Romans.
b. The Vikings began raiding northern Europe
c. William the Conqueror invaded England and
won the Battle of Hastings.
d. Eleanor of Aquitaine married King Henry II of
England.
12. Medieval Christians feared excommunication
because they believed that…
a. Those cast out from the church had to leave
their village.
b. Those cast out from the church could not
own property.
c. Those cast out from the church could not get
work.
d. Those cast out from the church would not get
into heaven.
13. The split in the Christian Church called the Great
Schism, which started in the 1000’s, resulted in…
a. All kings only recognizing Eastern leadership.
b. Bishops from the west leaving the church.
c. The Eastern Orthodox Church no longer
recognizing the leadership of the Pope in
Rome.
d. Muslims taking over Christian churches.
14. As popes tried to increase their power, they
came into conflict with….
a. Bishops
b. Nobles
c. Invaders
d. Kings
15. Why were the Crusades fought?
a. To protect European territory from invading
Muslims (Ottoman Turks).
b. To bring the eastern bishops back under the
pope’s control
c. To gain control of Jerusalem and all of the
Holy Land
d. To unite the Roman Catholic Church and the
Eastern Orthodox Church
16. What was the most important result of the
Crusades?
a. Trade and exchange of ideas between Europe
and Asia increased.
b. European kings increased their power.
c. Muslims and Christians gained respect for
one another.
d. Popes increased their power.
17. Most art and architecture created in the
Middle Ages was…
a.
b.
c.
d.
Focused on Christianity
Created by feudal lords
Inspired by the lives of kings
Based on natural law
18. Why did nobles make King John sigh the
Magna Carta in 1215?
a. They wanted to assert the authority of the
pope.
b. They wanted to replace him with a different
ruler
c. They wanted to limit and reduce the king’s
power
d. They wanted to separate church and state
19. The main goal of Queen Isabella and King
Ferdinand was to…
a.
b.
c.
d.
Make all of Spain Christian
End feudalism throughout their territory
Conquer land in France
Make the pope recognize their authority
20. What was the purpose of the Spanish
Inquisition?
a. To find and burn places affected with the
plague
b. To expel all Muslim spies from the country
c. To punish and kill people who go against the
teachings of the church (heretics and nonChristians) in Spain
d. To reveal and stop church corruption and
waste
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