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Feudalism: Quiz


Question 1: Although derived from the ________ word feodum (fief), then in use, the term feudalism and the system it describes were not conceived of as a formal political system by the people living in the Medieval Period.
Old LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatin

Question 2: Outside a European context, the concept of feudalism is normally used only by analogy (called semi-feudal), most often in discussions of Japan under the shoguns, and sometimes medieval and Gondarine ________.

Question 3: The term, which was coined in the ________ (17th century), was originally used in a political context, but other definitions of feudalism exist.
Ancient historyHigh Middle AgesModern historyEarly modern period

Question 4: "The Problem of Feudalism: An Historiographical Essay", by Robert Harbison, 1996, ________
Eastern Kentucky UniversityMorehead State UniversityWestern Kentucky UniversityMurray State University

Question 5: Since at least the 1960s,[2] many medieval historians have included a broader social aspect, adding the peasantry bonds of manorialism, sometimes referred to as a "________".

Question 6: Feudalism is a ________ sociopolitical structure in which a weak monarchy attempts to control the lands of the realm through reciprocal agreements with regional leaders.

Question 7: The term feudal has also been applied—often inappropriately or pejoratively—to non-Western societies where institutions and attitudes similar to those of ________ Europe are perceived to prevail.
Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle Ages

Question 8: However, some have taken the feudalism analogy further, seeing it in places as diverse as ________, the Parthian empire, the Indian subcontinent, and the antebellum American South.
Ancient EgyptNew KingdomAlexander the GreatPtolemaic Kingdom


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