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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rodrigo was elevated to the College of Cardinals in which year?
(a) 1489.
(b) 1521.
(c) 1456.
(d) 1545.

2. Which group introduced the process?
(a) Muslims.
(b) Spaniards.
(c) Italians.
(d) French.

3. The Hercynian Forest was known to be filled with all but which of the following?
(a) Wolves.
(b) Fairies.
(c) Boars.
(d) Imaginary demons.

4. Which pope was known for throwing wild parties?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Carloe.
(c) Charles.
(d) Pietro.

5. In which century was the manufacture of paper introduced?
(a) 3rd.
(b) 4th.
(c) 2nd.
(d) 1st.

6. Who is referred to as being the mightiest explorer?
(a) De Leon.
(b) Columbus.
(c) Cortes.
(d) Magellan.

7. What is the name of the girl who became legendary for exploiting her own beauty?
(a) Elizabetta.
(b) Vannozzadei.
(c) Margueritte.
(d) Maria.

8. The Portuguese had been in the islands ___ years previous.
(a) 9.
(b) 5.
(c) 8.
(d) 10.

9. On which holiday did Londoners protect their situation?
(a) May Day.
(b) Valentine's Day.
(c) Cinco de Mayo.
(d) Easter.

10. The horse's harness, collar and stirrup did not exist until about ____ A.D.
(a) 600.
(b) 900.
(c) 1000.
(d) 700.

11. The pope awarded men for their _____.
(a) Warrior skills.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Virility.

12. How many heirs were murdered?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

13. How did the Inquisitors kill the mentally ill?
(a) Shot them.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Burned them.
(d) Hanged them.

14. Which religious figure was credited for the explorer's achievements?
(a) Madonna.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Saint Peter.
(d) God.

15. Which group was not among those listed as pillaging the Roman Empire?
(a) Saxons.
(b) Goths.
(c) Vikings.
(d) Jutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Among the lost arts was ____.

2. The tribe was known for its expertise in which sport?

3. To whom was the girl married?

4. Which location was the new home to the papacy?

5. She was accomplished in which art?

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