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Szlachta: Quiz


Question 1: The Nieszawa Statutes also curbed the power of the magnates, as the Sejm (national parliament) received the right to elect many officials, including ________, voivods and castellans.
ProfessorRabbiJudgeDoctor (title)

Question 2: Prior to the Reformation, the Polish nobility were mostly either ________ or Orthodox with a small group of Muslims.
Pope John Paul IIPopeCatholic ChurchPope Gregory I

Question 3: At first it was granted by monarch, since late XVI century by the sejm that gave the ennobled person a ________.
Royal coat of arms of the United KingdomRoyal coat of arms of ScotlandCoat of armsUnofficial emblem of Turkey

Question 4: In the ________ the privileges of the nobility were lawfully abolished by the March Constitution in 1921 and have not been re-granted by any later Polish law.
PolandWładysław SikorskiSecond Polish RepublicJózef Piłsudski

Question 5: The szlachta's prevalent mentality and ideology were manifested in "Sarmatism", a name derived from scientifically unproved myth about szlachta origin from powerful ancient nation of ________.
Slavic peoplesSarmatiansIranian peoplesScythians

Question 6: The newly-formed noble families generally took up, as their family names, the Lithuanian pagan given names of their ennobled ancestors; this was the case with the Goštautai, ________, Astikai, Kęsgailos and others.
Polish–Lithuanian CommonwealthVilniusWarsawRadziwiłł family

Question 7: The szlachta themselves claimed descent from the ________ (see paragraph 2.2 below) who came to Europe in the 5th century C.E.
SarmatiansIranian peoplesSlavic peoplesScythians

Question 8: hreczkosiej - ________ sowers - those who had to work their fields themselves.

Question 9: (See ________.) The starosta (or starszyna) had judicial and military power over the ród/clan, although this power was often exercised with an assembly of elders.
GensAncient RomePatrician (ancient Rome)Aemilia (gens)

Question 10: See also: ________
High Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle AgesHistory of Poland (966–1385)


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