Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages


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What was the initial impetus for the formation of guilds in the High Middle Ages?

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1. Identify the most accurate interpretation of the similarity between medieval guilds and modern unions.

2. What is the best description of the relationship between merchant guilds and craft guilds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of guilds in the Middle Ages with this quiz/worksheet combo. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know the different kinds of guilds and their hierarchies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • High and low hierarchies in specific guilds
  • Guilds for individual craftsmen
  • The timeline of guild creation
  • Guilds for regulating trade

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding guilds in the High Middle Ages
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as guilds for craftsmen and trade
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about guilds during the High Middle Ages? Check out the corresponding lesson titled Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the social classes in the Middle Ages
  • Define guild and charter
  • Differentiate between craft, merchant, and universitas guilds
  • Distinguish between the hierarchy of positions in a craft guild
  • Explain the education structure present during the High Middle Ages