The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church


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Which dilemma was faced by both ancient Romans and people of the High Middle Ages?

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1. How did the Crusades increase learning in Western Europe?

2. What was the reason behind population increase during the High Middle Ages (11th-13th centuries)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will help you discover how much you know about how the spread of ancient knowledge impacted the Church. Crusades and ancient Greek philosophers are just a couple of the topics you'll need to be familiar with to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Ancient Greek philosophers
  • Definition of a crusade
  • The period of the High Middle Ages
  • Term for a person whose beliefs conflict with established doctrine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how the spread of ancient knowledge impacted the Church
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the High Middle Ages
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the term for a monk that lived in poverty

Additional Learning

Use our lesson called The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church to study this time in history more closely. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of the High Middle Ages
  • Recognize the influence of classical knowledge
  • Understand how classical learning affected the power of the Catholic Church