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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) 1545.
(c) 1456.
(d) 1521.

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

3. This tribe was ignorant of which vital part of survival?
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Building.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Hunting.

4. Which of the following was a common way to earn a living?
(a) Kidnapping for ransom.
(b) Embezzlement.
(c) Counterfeiting.
(d) Theft.

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

6. One of the pope's feasts was known as the Ballet of the ____.
(a) Chestnuts.
(b) Apricots.
(c) Peaches.
(d) Walnuts.

7. Which animal appeared on the Borgia flag?
(a) Wolf.
(b) Dragon.
(c) Bull.
(d) Deer.

8. Who was the emperor at this time?
(a) Charles.
(b) Alexander.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Caesar.

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

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

11. Rodrigo gave up the position to have multiple affairs. How many children did Rodrigo produce?
(a) 5.
(b) 7.
(c) 8.
(d) 6.

12. How old was King James III when he died?
(a) 34.
(b) 29.
(c) 41.
(d) 37.

13. She was accomplished in which art?
(a) Music.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Weaving.
(d) Singing.

14. Who was the reigning leader of the country at that time?
(a) Richard I.
(b) Edward III.
(c) Carlos I.
(d) Henry IV.

15. The sovereign's main competitor came from which country?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Portugal.
(c) Spain.
(d) Norway.

Short Answer Questions

1. The densest of medieval periods lasted ____ years.

2. In which century does Tacitus appear?

3. Who was the first Holy Roman Emperor?

4. Which religious figure was credited for the explorer's achievements?

5. Where did this explorer die?

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