Recovery and Expansion (1300–1600) Review Questions for AP European History

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Updated on Mar 4, 2011

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Recovery and Expansion (1300–1600) for AP European History


  1. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the Hundred Years War?
    1. a significant decrease in the population
    2. a series of peasant rebellions
    3. the unification of Castile and Aragon
    4. a more politically unified France
    5. an economically weaker England
  2. The Black Death
    1. refers to the ruthlessness of the Norman Kings of England
    2. refers to the outbreak of plague in Europe that killed between one-quarter and one-third of the population between 1347 and 1352
    3. refers to the Spanish Inquisition
    4. was a fifteenth-century phenomenon
    5. increased the authority of traditional European institutions like the Church and the nobility
  3. Fifteenth-century attempts by the cardinals to reform, reunite, and reinvigorate the Church are known collectively as
    1. the Reformation
    2. the Counter-Reformation
    3. the Inquisition
    4. the Conciliar Movement
    5. the Court of the Star Chamber
  4. Which of the following is NOT a way in which fifteenth-century armies differed from their predecessors?
    1. They were commanded by officers of noble birth.
    2. They were composed of mercenary soldiers.
    3. They fought for pay and spoils rather than honor and feudal obligation.
    4. They relied on artillery and infantry more than on cavalry.
    5. They created a greater need for taxes.
  5. Of the fifteenth-century attempts by monarchs to consolidate and centralize power, the most successful was in
    1. England
    2. France
    3. Germany
    4. Italy
    5. Spain
  6. In the fifteenth century, the Holy Roman Emperor
    1. was another name for the pope
    2. was dethroned in the Hundred Years War
    3. was elected by a seven-member council of German archbishops and nobles
    4. was Ferdinand of Aragon
    5. sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus
  7. The era of daring exploration and discovery at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries was inspired by
    1. the Reformation
    2. the invention of the steam engine
    3. the need to escape the Black Death
    4. the search for gold and competition for the spice trade
    5. the successful circumnavigation of the globe by the Magellan expedition
  8. Which of the following was NOT an effect of the creation of a Spanish Empire in the New World?
    1. inflation in the economy of Europe
    2. the establishment of Roman Catholicism in the New World
    3. the rise of a wealthy merchant class in Europe
    4. the establishment of a hierarchical social structure in Europe
    5. the establishment of a system of economic dependence between Europe and the New World
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