The Carolingians Quiz

Instructions: For each of the following questions, select the best response (A, B, C, D, or E). For each correct response, you get one point. Choosing an incorrect response does not lower your score. Good luck!

1) In 732 Charles Martel defeated Muslim invaders at the Battle of _____________.

A) Agincourt
B) Hastings
C) Poitiers
D) Tertry
E) Roncevalles

2) Charlemagne held his court at _____________.

A) Rome
B) Aachen
C) Paris
D) St. Denis
E) Marseilles

3) In 817 _____________ drew up the Arrangement of the Empire, dividing the Carolingian Empire among his three sons.

A) Louis the Pious
B) Lothar
C) Louis the German
D) Charlemagne
E) Charles the Bald

4) Charles Martel was Charlemagne's _____________.

A) brother
B) father
C) uncle
D) son
E) grandfather

5) _____________ modeled his biography of Charlemagne on Suetonius's Life of the Emperor Augustus.

A) Alcuin
B) Einhard
C) Bede
D) Roland
E) Pope Leo

6) The Carolingian dynasty followed the _____________ dynasty.

A) Augustan
B) Frankish
C) Cistercian
D) Merovingian
E) Capetian

7) Charlemagne's coronation in 800 as Holy Roman Emperor marks a breaking point between _____________ and _____________.

A) the Frankish kingdom; the papacy
B) the papacy; involvement with secular rulers/count
C) Rome; Constantinople
D) Canterbury; Rome
E) Aachen; Paris/marquis

8) All of the following statements about the Carolingian Empire under Charlemagne are true except:

A) it was peaceful
B) learning and scholarship were encouraged
C) it was large
D) there was interest in the Roman past
E) it was largely agrarian

9) The Treaty of Verdun of 843 is important for the Carolingian Empire because it:

A) meant the cessation to the war with the Muslims in Spain
B) restored strong relations with England
C) reunited the empire under a strong ruler
D) prevented any sort of internal aristocratic resurgence
E) put an end to the wars between the brothers who had inherited the empire

10) All of the following were among the territories that Charlemagne conquered except:

A) Corsica
B) the Danish March
C) Saxony
D) Lombardy
E) the Balearic Islands