History quiz

History exercises on feudal society - with feedback

Question 01 - IFS 2014.1 - Graduation - The division of society into three orders – clergy, nobility and peasants – was a fundamental characteristic of feudalism and corresponded to a religious division of social organization. Regarding the characteristics of feudal society, it is incorrect to say that:a) Priests and bishops assumed before society the function of intermediaries between God and men; b) The high nobility was a numerically overwhelming stratum in relation to other components of feudal society, represented by princes, archdukes, dukes, marquises and counts; c) The group of nobles was composed of the nobility or aristocracy, individuals holding land and political power. This group was distinguished by the noble title of each individual; d) The knight was an expert in the use of weapons; e) Peasants formed the overwhelming majority of the population. They worked to produce food for the family and for the masters.
Question 02 - FUVEST 2005 - 1st phase - In the representation that Western European feudal society left of itself (in texts and other unwritten documents), a) the nobles, by fighting, occupied the first place in the social scale. b) women, when rich , occupied a high place in the social scale. c) the clerics, for praying, occupied the second place in the social scale. d) the bourgeois, for living in leisure, occupied a middle place in the social scale. e) the peasants, for toiling , occupied the last place in the social scale.

Question 03 - PUCRS 2002.2 - In the context of sociocultural life, classical feudal society was characterized
A) by the patriarchalism of the masters, who should defend and support their slaves.
B) by the predominance of a secular and humanist attitude towards life and the world.
C) by individualistic relationships, generated by urban and commercial development.
D) by the feeling of insecurity and pessimism in the face of invasions and epidemics.
E) for the innovative attitude generated by scientific discoveries and the New World.

Question 04 - Mackenzie 2006 - The men of this time [...] are divided into three “orders”. Let us understand them as clearly delimited, stable categories established by God himself and, everyone believes, since creation, to ensure the order of the world, and each one corresponding to a particular “state”, to a special mission. In the first class are those who pray and their mission is to sing the glory of God and obtain salvation for all; then those who fight, charged with defending the weak and enforcing divine peace; finally, there are the workers, who, according to the providential plan, must contribute, through their work, to the support of specialists in prayer and combat.
E. Perroy — Feudal society Regarding the above passage, the following statements:i. The three “orders” mentioned are, roughly speaking, the clergy, the nobility and the serfs.
II. The definition of the social functions of the “orders” obeys a religious reason, whose purpose is to ensure the order of the world.
III. The sharply delimited categories experienced intense social mobility due to the rapid enrichment provided to workers by agricultural activity.
a) if only I is correct.
b) if only II is correct .
c) if only III is correct.
d) if only I and II are correct.
e) if I, II and III are correct.

Question 05 - UNESP - 2018/2 - 1st phase - The feudal era had bequeathed to the societies that followed it, chivalry, crystallized in nobility. [...] Even in our societies, where dying for one's land ceased to be the monopoly of a class or profession, the persistent feeling of a kind of moral supremacy linked to the role of the professional warrior - an attitude so foreign to other civilizations, such as the Chinese - remains. a reminder of the division operated, at the beginning of feudal times, between the peasant and the knight.
(Marc Bloch. The feudal society, 1987. Adapted.)According to the text, the valorization of the military action) represents the continuity of the social structure originating in the Middle Ages.
b) goes beyond the barriers of social class, equaling medieval men.
c) derives from the association, which emerged in the Middle Ages, between nobles and knights.
d) emerged in the Middle Ages and is unknown in modern societies.
e) reveals the medieval identification of those who worked with those who fought.

Question 06 - FUVEST 2019 - 1st Phase -The commentators of the sacred text (…) recognize the submission of the woman to the man as one of the moments of the hierarchical division that regulates the relations between God, Christ and humanity, still finding the origin and the divine foundation of that submission in the primary scene of the creation of Adam and Eve and in her destiny before and after the fall.
CASAGRANDE, C., The woman in custody, in:História das Mulheres, Lisboa:Afrontamento, 1993, v. 2, p. 122-123.
The excerpt refers to the apprehension of certain biblical passages by medieval Christendom, specifically in relation to the condition of women in feudal society. In this regard, it is correct to say:
(A) Women originating from the nobility could enter convents and administer the sacraments like men of the same social status.
(B) Blaming women for the expulsion from the Earthly Paradise served justification for their social subordination to men.
(C) Medieval women were prevented from exercising political activities, contrary to what had happened in the Greco-Roman world.
(D) Medieval women were illiterate and had the access to culture and the arts is prohibited, due to their social and natural condition.
(E) The submission of medieval women to men was disconnected from norms about sexuality.

Question 07 - FUVEST 2003 - 1st phase - Around the year 1000, manifestations of fear were verified throughout the West, as if the end of the millennium brought with it the end of time. This situation must be understood as
a) a manifestation of the growing religiosity that characterized feudal society.
b) an indication of the growing illiteracy of the popular strata and a decrease in clerical religiosity.
c) as a result of the of the Byzantine Empire by the Muslims of North Africa.
d) typical trait of a society in transition that became more clerical and less warlike.
e) characteristic of the moment of political centralization and formation of national monarchies .

01 - B
02 - E
03 - D
04 - D
05 - C
06 - B
07 - A