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Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

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What 5th century event caused Western Europe to fragment into warring groups?

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1. How did the crowning of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor in 800 C.E. strengthen his control over Western Europe?

2. Under feudalism, why did kings give fiefs to their nobles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your knowledge of the lesson on Charlemagne, feudalism, and the Holy Roman Empire. Some of the elements you will be assessed on include the term used for land portions given to nobility and what happened to Western Europe after Charlemagne's death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Fragmentation of Western Europe in the 5th century
  • Charlemagne's elevation to emperor
  • Feudalism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about feudalism and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rise of warring groups
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effect of Charlemagne's death on Western Europe

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Feudalism: Charlemagne, and the Holy Roman Empire. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of feudalism
  • Define the term divine right of kings
  • Understand the impact of the fall of Rome
  • Identify the relationship between nobles, vassals, and serfs
  • Recognize the spread of Christianity under Charlemagne
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