Practice Quiz #1

AP European History Quiz #1
1. The Hundred Years’ War was fought between which of the following kingdoms?
a. Germany and France
b. Russia and Poland
c. France and England
d. Denmark and Prussia
2. The rise of France as a distinct nation in the late Middle Ages can be credited to the
a. Chaos following the Black Death
b. Hundred Years’ War
c. Protestant Reformation
d. Great Schism
e. Civil war
3. The Hundred Years’ War ended in 1453. Which of the following were outcomes of
this war?
a. France was ravaged by both the conflict and diseases
b. The French monarchy was strengthened
c. European banks were weakened by the conflict
d. Papal authority continued to be disputed
e. All of the above
4. The term mercenary refers to a
a. Cleric
b. Priest who repents
c. Noble at war
d. Soldier for pay
e. Merchant who makes a profit
5. By the year 1400, the Holy Roman Empire was
a. The most powerful political entity in Europe
b. Split between the French and German nobility
c. Under the influence of the Moors
d. Located in eastern Europe
e. Unified in name only
6. The word schism can best be described as which of the following?
a. An extension of more rights for the peasantry
b. The acquisition of dual nationality
c. Church unity under the papacy
d. Disagreement leading to an organizational split or divide
e. Church councils that lead to standard doctrine
7. In the fourteenth century, poetry, stories, and other writings in the common
languages of Europe were called
a. Ecclesiastical works
b. Mystical books
c. Vernacular literature
d. Catholic texts
e. Classical works
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8. Which of the following movements sought to emulate the Greco-Roman ancients
after 1400?
a. Mystical religion
b. Humanism
c. Sufism
d. Medievalism
e. Nominalism
9. Peasant marriage and family life in the Middle Ages was characterized by which of
the following?
a. A workable partnership involving mutual effort
b. Women always staying indoors to tend to the hearth
c. Children being exempt from working in the fields
d. Men and women sharing everything equally
e. Women inheriting property when their husbands died
10. Which of the following explains why the French monarchy grew stronger in the late
medieval period?
a. Commerce declined during the war with England
b. The church condoned the establishment of a new royal line
c. The French countryside was devastated by war
d. Many noble were killed in the Hundred Years’ War
e. Joan of Arc denounced the king in the Star Chamber
11. Until the Reconquista (reconquering) of Spain, the Iberian peninsula remained a
a. Unified Christian kingdom under one family
b. Loose confederation of Muslim domains
c. Mix of Jewish and Christian states
d. Dual monarchy
e. Collection of disparate and disconnected kingdoms
12. The official written language used by the Roman Catholic Church from medieval to
modern times is
a. Latin
b. Greek
c. Aramaic
d. Italian
e. Esperanto
13. The most important trade axis in the late medieval period was between
a. Holland and Germany
b. England and France
c. The Holy Roman Empire and Italy
d. France and Spain
e. Italy and the Low Countries
14. In 1417, the Great Schism ended with the election of Pope Martin V at
a. A church council in Constance
b. The palace in Avignon
c. The council at Pisa
d. The Diet of Worms
e. The University of Paris
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15. What effect did the bubonic plague or Black Death have on the European
a. Scapegoats were persecuted and terrorized
b. Wages rose for the working classes
c. Prices fell for agricultural goods
d. Religious fanaticism offered escape for some
e. All of the above
16. While western Europe formed stronger kingdoms in the fourteenth century, central
and southern Europe remained
a. United under the Pope
b. Fragmented and unconsolidated
c. Under the domination of the Muslims
d. Under the control of the Holy Roman Emperor
e. Peaceful and prosperous
17. The term pogrom means
a. A rebellion by peasants
b. A church meeting on doctrine
c. Riots that target minorities
d. A list of cultural achievements
e. A military venue
18. The fall of the Byzantium in the 1400s marked the rise of the last great Muslim
world empire, which was created by the
a. Dalmatians
b. Seljuk Turks
c. Abbsids
d. Moors
e. Ottoman Turks
19. Which of the following describes the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and
western Christendom in the late Middle Ages?
a. Treaties kept the peace between Christians and Muslims
b. War and hostility were frequent between the two
c. Power sharing was possible in Ottoman-occupied territories
d. Christians in the Balkans were forced to convert to Islam
e. The pope called for understanding and peace
20. The failure to establish a strong German monarchy in the Middle Ages was caused
a. A disorganized Roman church
b. Nobles who chose weak kings so they could retain their own autonomy
c. An attempted coup by bishops in northern Europe
d. Constant invasions by Vikings from the north
e. Interference by the Hungarian princes
21. In Russia, the noble class of landowners was known as the
a. Intelligentsia
b. Serfs
c. Boyars
d. Laity
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22. The heart of the medieval administration of the Roman Catholic Church was
controlled by the pope and the
a. Medici family in northern Italy
b. German princes
c. Swiss guard in the Vatican
d. Mendicant orders like the Francisans
e. Papal curia
23. The term excommunication means the
a. Control of a bishopric by the local nobles
b. Act of penance by an errant king
c. Disallowing a divorce sought by a believer
d. Extreme censure by the church of and individual that allows that individual
from receiving the sacraments
e. Denial of all communication between the pope and an offending prince
24. As a result of the Black Death, cities made efforts to
a. Segregate the healthy people
b. Improve sanitation and manage waste
c. Put more men through medical colleges
d. Force people to go to church to pray
e. Encourage people to boil their water
25. The term dowry means
a. A legal fee paid to lawyers
b. An amount of money paid by the bride’s family to the groom’s family
c. A percentage of income given to the church
d. A tax paid to the landowner by peasants
e. Laws against religion in medieval towns
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1. C
2. B
3. E
4. D
5. E
6. D
7. C
8. B
9. A
10. D
11. E
12. A
13. E
14. A
15. E
16. B
17. C
18. E
19. B
20. B
21. C
22. E
23. D
24. B
25. B