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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is true about Troyes by the 15th century?
(a) It was a bustling metropolis, still larger than even Paris.
(b) It rose to become a key center of military operations.
(c) It had ceased to be a center of commerce.
(d) It was practically a ghost town.

2. What immediately follows the sermon in a typical church service?
(a) The Gregorian chant.
(b) The thema.
(c) The Creed.
(d) The Offertory.

3. What language are church sermons given in?
(a) Greek.
(b) Aramaic.
(c) Latin.
(d) The vernacular.

4. What is a thema, in the religious sense?
(a) A theme that unifies the Gospels, such as sacrifice.
(b) The Sunday service itself.
(c) A small recess in which relics and statuary are placed.
(d) A short passage from one of the Gospels.

5. When did towns like Troyes first start being granted charters?
(a) The 4th century.
(b) The 12th century.
(c) The 8th century.
(d) The 13th century.

Short Answer Questions

1. There is a revival of theater in the 13th century. Where does it start?

2. The tale "Flamenca" is an example of what type of book?

3. What is an example of "eye for an eye" justice?

4. What is troping?

5. What is the Chartres mile?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the stages of a Troyes fair?

2. How are Middle Ages masons inferior to Roman-era masons? How are they superior?

3. What are theories of justice based upon in the 13th century?

4. What is the story of "L'Mystere d' Adam?"

5. Who are the Goliards?

6. How does a typical famine begin and progress?

7. What remains today of Troyes?

8. Why does a theater revival occur within the Church?

9. Describe how an army might try to siege a city like Troyes?

10. What did 12th century charters accomplish for towns like Troyes?

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