MIDDLE AGES

UNIT REVIEW

 

part one

 

Be able to define and explain the importance of the following terms, people and places:

 

·        excommunication

·        tithe

·        Charlemagne

·        William the Conqueror

·        parish

·        diocese

·        moat

·        fief

·        vassal

·        knight

·        serf

·        villein

·        manor

·        feudalism

·        feudal contract

·        crusades

·        Pope Urban

·        apprentice

·        journeyman

·        page

·        troubador

·        usury

·        Black Death

·        Bubonic Plague

·        clergy

·        monastery

·        cathedral

·        monarchy

·        nobility

·        vernacular

·        draw and quarter

·        pressing

·        Seljuk Turks

·        Asia Minor

·        Byzantine Empire

part two

 

Be able to discuss in detail the following important concepts of medieval times:

 

·        the importance of the Roman Catholic church in medieval life

·        how the church became so powerful

·        the power struggle between the pope and the king

·        positive and negative aspects of the feudal hierarchy

·        positive and negative aspects of the church

·        defense mechanisms of a castle

·        the average life of a male/female peasant

·        the feudal contract – defense and services

·        how Rome declined

·        how the plague was able to spread

·        a town’s characteristics

·        how feudalism began

·        the growth of towns

·        the decline of feudalism

·        the importance of guilds

·        the economic switch from a barter to money economy

·        why the crusades occurred

·        where the Byzantine empire fit in

·        intellectual and common beliefs of the time