Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule


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Why was Charlemagne crowned with the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor?

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1. Which of the following is an assertion of the Divine Right of Kings?

2. How did the Carolingian Renaissance impact education?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the Holy Roman Empire and the divine right to rule. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include identifying the first Holy Roman Emperor in history, as well as the pope linked to the elevation of Charlemagne.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who was the first Holy Roman Emperor in history
  • Pope who was linked to the elevation of Charlemagne
  • Slaughter of thousands of Saxons
  • Period of renewed scholarship
  • 11th-century poem highlighting the life of Charlemagne

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned to identify Charlemagne's rise to power
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a commemoration of Charlemagne's rule

Additional Learning

To learn more about the exploits of Charlemagne, review the corresponding lesson titled Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind the divine right of kings
  • Identify key conquests of Charlemagne's rule
  • Recognize the cultural reforms Charlemagne instituted