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History Test 11

History Chapter 12

TermDefinition
Apostle Paul the first great missionary of the Christian church
Nero the Roman emperor who made it a crime to be a Christian
Polycarp an early Christian martyr who refused to blaspheme God
Constantine the Roman emperor who gave Christians freedom to worship
Wycliffe the first man to translate the entire Bible into English
Huss a Bohemian burned at the stake for preaching that only Christ could forgive sin
Gutenberg the man who invented the printing press
gladiator an armed man who fought other men in the Colosseum for sport
martyrs Christians who were willing to give up their lives rather than deny the Lord
catacombs underground cemeteries beneath the city of Rome
Colosseum the huge outdoor arena in Rome
Vandals and Visigoths the tribes that invaded Rome
Inquisition a special court set up to try and punish heretics
pope the head of the Roman Catholic Church
Constantinople the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire built by Constantine
manor land that was owned by a lord during the Middle Ages
knights trained warriors who promised to help the lord fight his enemies
Crusades the efforts to recapture Jerusalem from the Turks
fall of Rome the event that began the Middle Ages
monks men who lived in monasteries and copied the Scripture by hand
peasants people who worked the lord's land
pilgrimage a long trip taken for religious purposes
Germany the country where the Protestant Reformation began
printing press the most important invention in the history of the world
Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to a church door
Russia largest country in the world
Caspian Sea world's largest lake
Mont Blanc highest mountain in the Alps
Europe only continent with no large desert
Rhine River Europe's most important inland waterway
Mt. Elbrus highest spot in Europe
Alps Europe's largest mountain system
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