HIS101 History Quiz 6 - 2239

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1.
Which position under Charlemagne's rule had the responsibility to maintain a local army loyal to the king, collect taxes, and administer justice throughout the district?
 A) the king himself
 B) the emperor
 C) the pope
 D) the count

 

  
2.
Alot of the formation of Western Europe during the Middle Ages is because of
 A) the spread of Islam
 B) Arab invasions and presence in the Mediterranean
 C) the spread of Christianity
 D) invasions from the Franks and Lombards

 

  
3.
The Fatamids in 1171 fell to Saladin, who was working for Nur al-Din, the Turkish ruler of Syria.
 A) True
 B) False

 

  
4.
Who conquered Morocco, Sicily, and Egypt around 969?
 A) the Saljuks
 B) the Mamluks
 C) the caliphates
 D) the Fatamids

 

  
5.
For the Byzantine Empire, what city was the most important and definitely the largest in population (350,000)
 A) Justinian
 B) Instanople
 C) Constantinople
 D) Istanbul

 

  
6.
The Papal States were created by the
 A) Lombards defeating the Franks thereby giving the pope the lands surrounding Rome
 B) writing of the "Donation of Constantine"
 C) Franks defeating the Lombards thereby giving the pope the lands surrounding Rome
 D) none of the above

 

  
7.
The Visigoths, Ostogoths, and Vandals adapted more easily to the Roman culture because
 A) they were not barbarians like the Huns
 B) they were educated
 C) they came to the West as Christians
 D) the Romans wanted them as a part of their empire

 

  
8.
Whose rule in Egypt (1260 - 1517) was the only Muslim dynasty to withstand Mongol invasions?
 A) Sayyid
 B) Shi'ite
 C) Seljuk
 D) Mamluk

 

  
9.
Which is the correct date range for the Byzantine Empire (rise, rule, fall)?
 A) 350 - 1325
 B) 475 - 1600
 C) 480 - 1525
 D) 324 - 1453

 

  
10.
What was the term made for people who surrendered their land to a lord in return for protection by the lord?
 A) serf
 B) demesne
 C) slaves
 D) fealty

 

  
11.
Before the middle of the fifth century (400 to 460), Rome lost most of its power due to attacks from the
 A) Huns
 B) Visigoths
 C) Vandals
 D) all of the above

 

  
12.
The traditional date for the fall of Rome is
 A) 450
 B) 475
 C) 476
 D) 480

 

  
13.
From the 300s to the mid-700s, what generally are the major factors or questions ascribed to the religious break between churches in the East and West of Europe?
 A) questions of doctrinal-biblical authority
 B) question of the Holy Spirit deriving from the Father and making the Father and Son into one entity
 C) the Byzantine rulers forcing a ban on religious icons in the West
 D) all of the above

 

  
14.
The agrarian economy of the Middle Ages was organized and controlled through village farms known as
 A) demesne
 B) manors
 C) serfs
 D) decrees

 

  
15.
What term indicates Greek, Hellenistic, and Judaic monotheistic elements that distinguish the culture of the East from the Latin West before the 1500s?
 A) Hellenistic
 B) Constantine
 C) Byzantine
 D) none of the above

 

  
16.
Between 1000 and 1492, which group of people was pushed out of Spain?
 A) Muslims
 B) Hindus
 C) Christians
 D) Jews

 

  
17.
Who conquered Iran and Iraq in the middle of the 13th century?
 A) Mongols
 B) Seljuks
 C) Mamluks
 D) Hindus

 

  
18.
The chief obstacle to Islamic expansion in India was the military prowess of the Hindu warrior class that emerged after the Hun invasions of the 5th and 6th centuries.
 A) True
 B) False

 

  
19.
The Saljuqs were the first major Turkish dynasty of Islam.
 A) True
 B) False

 

  
20.
After Charlemagne's death, his empire dissolved amid quarrels among his heirs, the revolts of nobles, and invasions by Vikings and Muslims.
 A) True
 B) False

 

  
21.
Who razed cities in the Islamic east from 1219 to 1222?
 A) Charlemagne
 B) Saladin
 C) Fatamids
 D) Genghis Khan

 

  
22.
The strand of Islam that stressed piety and allegiance to a spiritual master is called what?
 A) Shi'ite
 B) sufism
 C) Saljuqs
 D) Mamluks

 

  
23.
The Middle Ages were characterized by a chronic absence of central government and the constant threat of famine, disease, and invasion.
 A) True
 B) False

 

  
24.
What kind of society refers to the social, political, military, and economic system in which a regional prince or lord is the dominant ruler?
 A) monarchy
 B) fealty
 C) serfdom
 D) feudal

 

  
25.
The Middle Ages would not have occurred without the
 A) rise of Islamic rule
 B) collapse of the Roman empire and civilization
 C) Arab dominance of the Mediterranean
 D) reign of Charlemagne

 

Solution Description

1.
Which position under Charlemagne's rule had the responsibility to maintain a local army loyal to the king, collect taxes, and administer justice throughout the district?
 A) the king himself
 B) the emperor
 C) the pope
 D) the count
Correct Answer(s): D

 

  
2.
Alot of the formation of Western Europe during the Middle Ages is because of
 A) the spread of Islam
 B) Arab invasions and presence in the Mediterranean
 C) the spread of Christianity
 D) invasions from the Franks and Lombards
Correct Answer(s): B

 

  
3.
The Fatamids in 1171 fell to Saladin, who was working for Nur al-Din, the Turkish ruler of Syria.
 A) True
 B) False
Correct Answer(s): True

 

  
4.
Who conquered Morocco, Sicily, and Egypt around 969?
 A) the Saljuks
 B) the Mamluks
 C) the caliphates
 D) the Fatamids
Correct Answer(s): D

 

  
5.
For the Byzantine Empire, what city was the most important and definitely the largest in population (350,000)
 A) Justinian
 B) Instanople
 C) Constantinople
 D) Istanbul
Correct Answer(s): C

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