The Early Middle Ages:
Quiz 2

1. The Benedictine Rule
A. applied only to men.
B. was very flexible.
C. emphasized love of self.
D. encouraged intellectual labor and discouraged physical exertion.
2. The Qur'an is the
A. sacred book of Islam.
B. Germanic practic of infanticide.
C. Muslim practice of pilgrimage to Mecca.
D. Arabic word for "king".
3. The monastic vows in the Rule of Saint Benedict were
A. poverty, chastity, and obedience.
B. silence, humility, and mortification of the flesh.
C. designed to spread the Gospel through missionary activity.
D. largely forgotten after Benedict's death.
4. The Venerable Bede wrote
A. a medical textbook.
B. an encyclopedia.
C. a history of the English Church
D. a scandalous biography of Justinian.
5. Justinian's military conquests
A. included Italy, Spain, and Gaul.
B. were the major cause of the Eastern Empire's economic problems.
C. helped the economy of Italy.
D. were short-lived.
6. Justinian's most important contribution to Western civilization was his
A. codification of law.
B. reconquest of western Europe.
C. preventing the migration of eastern peoples to the west
D. foundation of an arts academy in Ravenna.
7. The controversy that divided Latin and Greek Orthodox Christians in 730 was over
A. the official use of the Greek language in the Byzantine empire
B. the election of the pope.
C. iconoclasm
D. the celibacy of the clergy.
8. Regarding sexuality, the Catholic church in the early Middle Ages
A. could not enforce clerical celibacy.
B. continued the Roman Empire's condemnation of homosexuality.
C. accepted sex for the purpose of pleasure within marriage only.
D. viewed coitus interruptus as the only legitimate method of birth control.
9. The staple food of the early medieval diet was
B. bread.
C. pork.
D. potatoes.
10. The Carolingian scholar Alcuin is best noted for
A. his influential views on the "indissoluble nature of marriage".
B. his emphasis on literature in the vernacular rather than Latin.
C. accidentally burning down Charlemagne's library.
D. helping to lay the foundations for medieval education.