NAME _______________________________________________ CLASS ___________________ DATE __________________
The European World A. KEY TERMS Match the descriptions in Column I with the terms in Column II. Write the letter of the correct answer in the blank provided. Column I
_____ 1. person who rules over a state or territory
_____ 2. the medieval period
_____ 3. a social class between the very wealthy and the poor, made up of merchants, traders, and artisans
c. Middle Ages
_____ 4. era of enormous creativity and rapid change _____ 5. political and economic system that characterized the Middle Ages _____ 6. movement led by Martin Luther to reform the Church
d. middle class e. monarch f. Renaissance g. Reformation
_____ 7. holy wars fought to free Jerusalem from the Turks
B. MAIN IDEAS Write the letter of the correct ending in the blank provided.
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_____ 8. Under Europe’s feudal system, lords a. worked alongside peasants in the fields. b. sat at the top of the Great Chain of Being. c. practiced Islam. d. protected serfs in exchange for crops. _____ 9. The late Middle Ages was a period characterized by a. widespread starvation. b. increased trade and the growth of cities. c. a return to old ways of farming. d. Church reform. _____ 10. The biggest change resulting from the Renaissance was a a. better method of warfare. b. new spirit of questioning. c. return to old religious ideas. d. rebirth of feudalism.