Chapter 13 - The Medieval Ages

World History Test The Middle Ages
What started the Middle Ages?
The fall of the Roman Empire
Why did learning decline during this time period?
Invaders could not read or write and they didn’t understand Latin
What is the Feudal system based on?
A system of mutual obligations
How would you best describe the noble women of the Middle Ages?
Inferior to most people
Limited role
Lack social, political and economic rights
What is a synonym for Serf?
What is a Fief?
A land grant from the lord
What is a tithe? How much of your income should it be? Who do you give your tithe
A church tax
To the church
Who was the Feudal contract usually between?
A lord and his lesser lord
How would you define/ Describe a Medieval Serf?
They can’t be bought or sold like slaves
They are bound to the land so they can’t leave the lord’s estate
Define the Medieval Manor.
A self-sufficient community
Describe the tournament.
A mock battle
What would knights exchange military service for?
According to the code of chivalry, a knight fought for what three people?
His lord
His heavenly lord
His lady
What is a Troubadour?
A poet - musician
Who were the lowest ranking members of the clergy?
The priests
What is a sacrament?
An important religious ceremony done in a church
Define Canon Law.
Church laws
Define Lay Investiture.
The appointing of church officials by the king
Feudalism is based on a system of mutual obligations. Pick two different classes in the feudal
society and describe the mutual obligation between them.
Explain two similarities and two differences between noble women and peasant women.
Both held the “woman’s role”
Both had no political or economic rights
Both held little property
N – had limited power when her husband was away
P – had no power
N- had formal training (education)
P – had no formal training (trained by mom)
N – got land from her husband
P – can’t own land
N – works only in the home
P – endless hours of work in the home and the field