The Middle Ages:
Quiz 3

1. In medieval society a person normally became noble by:
A. thrift, hard work, and success in business.
B. networking.
C. birth or remarkable service to a king or lord.
D. buying a patent of nobility.
2. One of the chief results of the revival of trade in the Middle Ages was
A. an increasing demand for hard money.
B. a dramatic decline in poverty.
C. a great improvement in transportation.
D. the establishment of trade guilds in most cities.
3. The most important way of transporting bulky goods was by:
A. river transport.
B. camel caravan.
C. ox-drawn cart.
D. mule-back.
4. All the following are characteristic of Gothic cathedrals except
A. pointed arches.
B. flying buttresses.
C. thick walls.
D. ribbed vaults.
5. To protect their interests against nobles, townspeople often formed:
A. communes.
B. unions.
C. chambers of commerce.
D. police forces.
6. On the whole, medieval cities tended to be
A. huge, rivaling modern cities in population.
B. relatively undemoncratic; the wealthy usually rules.
C. dominated by nobles.
D. unimportant except to politicians and bankers.
7. Medieval heresy flourished
A. in the most economically advanced and urbanized areas.
B. in backward rural areas.
C. only in southern France.
D. in urban areas suffering from plague and economic depression.
8. The first European universities were located in
A. England.
B. France.
C. Italy.
D. Germany.
9. In medieval thought, women were considered
A. totally evil and in need of discipline.
B. naturally subservient.
C. incapable of distinguishing right from wrong.
D. equal to men in most things.
10. The nobility of the High Middle Ages
A. were largely preoccupied with warfare.
B. gradually became more involved in economic pursuits.
C. were chiefly recruited from successful merchants.
D. were effeminate and decadent and shunned the violent ways of their predecessors.