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Frederick II: King and Emperor

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Select the statement that describes the Investiture Controversy.

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1. Which two families were powerful in Germany after the Investiture Controversy?

2. Choose the statement that is correct about Frederick II.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the empire of Frederick II. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include rulers of Germany and important political events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your savvy with important historical terms and people, including:

  • The term for official recognition of power or rank
  • The incident involving the authority over investiture
  • What families held power in Germany after this incident
  • The term for a holy war
  • The ruler of Germany during Frederick II childhood

Skills Practiced

These short assessments allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the empire and rule of Frederick II
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for official recognition of power
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the powerful families in Germany

Additional Learning

Frederick II continued a power struggle with the Pope that had begun generations before his reign. You can learn more about it by reading the lesson that accompanies these assessments. This lesson, titled Frederick II: King & Emperor, has the following objectives:

  • Identify the conflict between Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII
  • Understand the political landscape prior to Frederick II's rule
  • Recognize the biographical facts of Frederick II life and accomplishments
  • Identify Frederick's role in the Crusades
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