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Ch 35: HiSET: The Late Middle Ages

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Use this chapter to review key figures and events from the Late Middle Ages. The printable worksheet and other features that accompany each lesson will help you prepare more effectively for the HiSET.

HiSET: The Late Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

The social studies portion of the HiSET will likely ask you questions about the Late Middle Ages. The videos in this chapter go over some of the main components of this era of history, such as:

  • Increasing anti-Semitism
  • The decline of the Church's influence
  • Important literature
  • The Hundred Years' War and Joan of Arc
  • The spread of the bubonic plague
  • Peasant revolts

Every video is accompanied by a quiz, so you'll have the chance to look over any important topics you may have missed. The quizzes will also give you a chance to see the types of questions that may appear on the actual HiSET.

HiSET: The Late Middle Ages Objectives

The social studies HiSET exam is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions. The exam has four different content categories, including history. In this section, which makes up 38% of the exam, you'll be asked questions about world history and asked to draw conclusions based on historical data. Because some of these questions will likely have to do with the Late Middle Ages, you'll want to make sure you have a firm grasp of this historical period.

8 Lessons in Chapter 35: HiSET: The Late Middle Ages
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Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

1. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe was predominantly full of Christian societies, but not all citizens were Christians. In this lesson, we'll talk about anti-Semitic policies and fears that characterize European societies for over a millennium.

Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

2. Babylonian Captivity of the Church and the Decline of Papal Authority

In the Middle Ages, the power of the papacy began to decline. A French pope chose to move his court to France. This lesson explores this event, its background, and its impact on Catholicism.

The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

3. The Western Schism and the Tale of 3 Popes

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic church ended up with three elected popes, creating a division in loyalty. This lesson explores how this incident occurred and how it was finally resolved.

Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

4. Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages

Dante Alighieri was a poet and philosopher from Florence during a time of political unrest. This article explores one of his most well-known poems and its impact on literature and Italian society.

The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

5. The Hundred Years' War: England vs. France

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France between 1337 and 1453. This lesson explores what led to the conflict and some of the decisive battles of the war.

Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

6. Joan of Arc and the End of the Hundred Years' War

Joan of Arc was a French peasant who led French troops against England in the Hundred Years' War. This lesson provides a brief description of her life and actions in the war against England.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

7. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

8. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

Fourteenth-century Europe saw several peasant revolts. This lesson looks at the economic and political conditions that led to these uprisings and names two of the most well-known.

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