World History 1 216 - 13.5 Review Questions

What was the relationship between the Germanic kings and the non-German aristocracy they ruled?
They could work together when religious differences were not a point of contention.
They could not find common ground and were often at war.
They viewed each other as so similar that there were no differences between them.
They were able to preserve the Roman Empire until the end of the Middle Ages.
How did the Visigoths’ conversion to Christianity change their relationship with the Jewish people?
The Visigoths began to insist that Jewish people convert or suffer consequences.
The Visigoths became more tolerant of Jewish people.
The Visigoths did not change their policies toward Jewish people.
Jewish people joined the Visigoths in converting to Christianity.
Which is not a key feature of feudalism?
the wergild
Feudalism developed after the collapse of what empire?
the Carolingian Empire
the Byzantine Empire
the Roman Empire
the Caliphate of Cordoba
What state was founded in North Africa and was eventually centered in Egypt?
the Fatimid Caliphate
the Abbasid Caliphate
the Byzantine Empire
the Caliphate of Cordoba
What religious movement rejected the worldliness of the Abbasid Caliphate and instead pursued spiritual union with God?
Shi‘ite Islam
Legitimate caliphs in Shia Islam had to be descended from what early figure in Islamic history?
Abu Bakr
What dynasty established the only Shia caliphate?
What challenge did both the Abbasid Caliphate and the Byzantine Empire face?
They both had to find military alternatives to their own elite.
They both had to prove they were descended from a religious authority.
They both had to take control of Italy to ensure their wealth.
They both had to develop systems of writing to record their scriptures.
What event marked the separation of the eastern and western churches?
the Great Schism
the First Crusade
the fall of Rome
the Islamic conquest of Spain
Why did Pope Urban call for the First Crusade while in France and not in Rome?
Rome was occupied by a rival pope supported by the German emperor.
France had more Christians than Italy.
France had better systems of communication than Rome.
Rome had a significant Muslim population, and the pope did not want them harmed.
What does the term jihad mean?
just war
What religious communities did the crusaders attack before they had even left Europe?
Jewish communities
Christian communities
Islamic communities
What site in Jerusalem is considered of particular importance to Christians?
the Holy Sepulchre
the Al-Aqsa Mosque
the Temple Mount
the Pope’s Palace
Why was the Byzantine emperor unhappy with the development of Outremer?
The emperor expected the crusaders to return to him the territory they conquered.
The emperor had controlled Jerusalem, and the crusaders took it from him.
The emperor was Muslim and believed Jerusalem should stay under Muslim control.
The emperor did not approve of mixing religion and warfare.
What two groups were targets of massacres and expulsions after the establishment of Outremer?
Jewish people and Muslims
Jewish people and Christians who were not Catholic
Muslims and the Greek Orthodox
Catholics and Muslims
What was a reason for the decline in crusading in the later Middle Ages?
the decline of the power and influence of the popes
the control of Jerusalem by a Christian state
the disinterest in religion felt by many Europeans
the good relationship between Muslims and Christians

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