The Early Middle Ages:
Quiz 1

1. The basic rule for western monastic living was developed by
A. Benedict.
B. Pachomius.
C. Jerome.
D. Ambrose.
2. In 410 AD Rome was sacked by the
A. Huns.
B. Visigoths.
C. Vandals.
D. Alans.
3. Theodoric, the king of the Ostrogoths who took control of Italy, was determined to
A. obliterate Roman civilization and culture in Italy.
B. destroy the Jews in Italy.
C. preserve Roman civilization and culture in Italy.
D. destroy the Byzantine Empire and depose the pope.
4. Which of the following was not true of the Frankish kingdom?
A. Clovis was the first Christian king.
B. It was dominated by a warrior class.
C. It supported the Arian Church.
D. Its culture combined Frankish, Gallo-Roman, and Christian elements.
5. After the death of Clovis
A. his son Charles Martel became king.
B. the Frankish kingdom was conquered by the Visigoths.
C. the Frankish nobles lost much of their power.
D. the Frankish kingdom was divided between his three sons.
6. In medieval Germanic societies, the wergeld was
A. a legendary monster (half man, half wolf).
B. a form of trial by ordeal involving hot or cold water.
C. a procedure used to castrate male horses and cattle.
D. compensation for an injury owed by the perpetrator's family to the victim's family.
7. Irish monasticism from the sixth through the eighth centuries tended to be very
A. ascetic
B. luxurious.
C. scornful of pagan practices
D. scornful of classical education.
8. Which Irish monk founded the monastery of Iona, off the coast of Scotland?
A. Saint Patrick.
B. Saint Columba.
C. Saint Brigid
D. Saint Thomas.
9. Missionaries used all of the following methods to get pagan peoples to accept Christianity except
B. edification through stories about Christ.
C. the adaptation of pagan places and practices to Christian use.
D. group penitentials and baptisms.
10. Saint Boniface, the 8th century missionary monk
A. refused to support the Carolingian kings.
B. encouraged monasteries to develop their own religious rule.
C. attacked Germanic sexual and marriage customs
D. was a staunch enemy of Roman ideas and Roman traditions.