Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. What decision by the Christian church was the basis for anti-Semitism in Europe?

2. What was a pogrom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Antisemitism in medieval Christian Europe was motivated by crude misconceptions that encouraged harmful, even violent beliefs and actions against Jews. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these conditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Medieval Christian beliefs about Jews and Judaism
  • How and why these stereotypes were encouraged by the clergy
  • Restrictions placed on Jews in medieval Europe

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding antisemitism in medieval Europe
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as specific stereotypes against Jews and Judaism
  • Making connections - correlate misconceptions and stereotypes with the cultural climate of the Late Middle Ages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific stereotypes against Jews and Judaism and how they built a culture of antisemitism

Additional Learning

To learn more about accusations against Jews and Judaism in Europe in the Late Middle Ages, review the accompanying lesson called Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the cultural climate in medieval Europe and how Jews were persecuted
  • Details specific stereotypes and misconceptions against Jews and Judaism
  • Covers the role of the medieval clergy in encouraging antisemitism in Europe