The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries

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Which of the following is the MOST LIKELY profile of the first monks of Egypt?

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1. How did the classical texts of scholars such as Plato and Aristotle become relevant in the 11th century?

2. Why was there an increased need for education in the 11th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your understanding of the chain of events that led to the rise of universities and the downfall of monasteries with this quiz and worksheet combo. Practice problems test your ability to recall important information like defining crusade and recognizing the earliest universities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Where the first monks probably lived
  • The term that is ascribed to ancient Mediterranean cultures
  • The meaning of crusade
  • The term that describes a group of people in a guild
  • The name of one of the first universities

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained related to the first monks and the first universities
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can define relevant terms, such as crusade and the term used to refer to ancient Mediterranean cultures
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson on the rise of universities and displacement of monasteries

Additional Learning

To learn more study the accompanying lesson called The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine monasticism in ancient Egypt and medieval Western Europe
  • Identify the changes that took place in the High Middle Ages
  • Learn how the classical texts were discovered during the crusade of the 11th century
  • Discover how increased trade and commercialism contributed to the expansion of education
  • Explore the events that led to the establishment of universities
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