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Holy Roman Empire Quiz

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The flag which represents the Holy Roman Empire depicts what kind of animal that has two heads in the image?
A raptor
A lion
A serpent
A wolf

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The "Holy" in the name of the Holy Roman Empire alludes to the country's close ties to what Christian faith?
The Church of England
The Deist Following
The Roman Catholic Church
The Methodist Church

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What founder of the Carolingian Empire is arguably considered the first Holy Roman Empire?
Charlemagne
Clovis
Maximillian
Philip II

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What pope set the precedent that formed the Holy Roman Empire when he crowned Charlemagne as "Roman Emperor" with the backing of the Catholic Church?
Leo III
Clement I
John XI
Marcus II

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The rulers of the Holy Roman Empire lived under a motto which is the Latin phrase "Renovatio Imperri Romanorum." What does this phrase mean when translated to English?
Live in Peace
Conquer All I See
Shield of the Church
Restore the Roman Empire

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What ruler founded the Holy Roman Empire in 962 as he formed it into the most powerful political entity in Europe at the time?
Goddard I
Wilhelm I
Otto I
Steuben III

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What descendant of the Carolingian Dynasty managed to reunite their "Roman Empire" from 884-887 until Vikings sacked the region?
Charles the Foolish
Charles the Dim
Charles the Fragile
Charles the Fat

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Otto I gained the lands of Rome to his empire after he married what widowed Queen of Italy?
Judith
Sylvia
Wynona
Adelaide

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The Holy Roman Empire is considered which reich of German history?
The First Reich
The Second Reich
The Third Reich
The Fourth Reich

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What sainted mother of Otto I helped influence the role of the Church in shaping the institutions of the Holy Roman Empire?
Saint Monica
Saint Diantha
Saint Cecille
Saint Matilda

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Otto I began a dangerous period of papal chaos when he tried to appoint what man to be Pope as he deposed the previous Pope John XII?
Leo VIII
Peter II
Benedict IV
Innocent VI

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In 996, the Holy Roman Empire's armies invaded Rome in order to stop a revolt led by what Roman aristocrat against the appointment of the first German pope Gregory V?
Crescentius
Flotsam
Mercutio
Baltazar

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What is the common name given to the time period where the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church clashed over which of them should have the power to appoint abbots, bishops, and even potentially the pope?
The Defenestration of Prague
The Investiture Controversy
The Three Emperors' Crisis
The Munich Question

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What agreement ended the Investiture Controversy by giving the Church the power to appoint its own bishops but also required those bishops to swear oaths of fealty to their local lords?
The Hapsburg Compromise
The Gennus Declaration
The Matisse Word
The Concordat of Worms

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What Holy Roman Emperor nicknamed Barbarossa led his kingdom to a new age of glory after his ascension to the throne in 1152?
Frederick I
Alexander III
Cainen I
Wilhelm I

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What was the name of the petition system in the Holy Roman Empire which cut down on feuds between nobles by forcing them to see judges and obtain land rulings based on precedent and legal jurisdiction?
The Landfrieden
The Gelhauser
The Reichstag
The Crosbel

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What infamous lord of the Welf Family was known for his constant betrayal of Frederick Barbarossa even after the Emperor showed him mercy and favor multiple times across history?
Thomas the Owl
Henry the Lion
Brauner the Mouse
Lucas the Horse

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Frederick Barbarossa died while on his way to participate in what crusade?
The Second Crusade
The Third Crusade
The Fifth Crusade
The Sixth Crusade

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Frederick II, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, helped reestablish the Kingdom of Jerusalem following what crusade even though he was technically excommunicated from the Catholic Church?
The Third Crusade
The Fourth Crusade
The Fifth Crusade
The Sixth Crusade

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What period of extreme chaos followed the death of Emperor Frederick II where his descendants squabbled over their inherited portions of the kingdom?
The Period of Knives
The Flicker of Rome
The Great Schism
The Great Interregnum

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What man's election to the post of Holy Roman Empire ended the Great Interregnum?
Salazar I
Hector I
Godwin I
Charles IV

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What term in German refers to the "Robber Barons" who abused their people and the people of neighboring territories throughout the history of the Holy Roman Empire?
The Gotskalls
The Faherenline
The Friekugel
The Raubritter

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The Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian encouraged the widespread use of what fictional woman as a symbol of the German nation's heritage and prosperity?
Germania
Columbia
Seres
Athena

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What friar shook up the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire when he began the Protestant Reformation that divided the realm and the rest of Europe upon religious lines?
Martin Luther
Bosch the Elder
Pater Graun
Thomas Hobbes

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In 1555, what agreement allowed Protestants and Catholics to coexist within the Holy Roman Empire by allowing local rulers to choose what faith they wished to practice in their region?
The Peace of Charlesburgh
The Peace of Ypres
The Peace of Frankfurt
The Peace of Augsburg

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At the Diet of Cologne in 1512, the name of the Holy Roman Empire was changed to which of the following?
The German Empire
The Sanctified Land
The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
The Glorious Empire of Christendom

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The wars of what French Emperor proved to be the downfall of the Holy Roman Empire?
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Maximilian Robespierre
Louis XVI
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon III

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What final emperor officially dissolved the Holy Roman Empire?
Howard I
Thomas II
Ludwig IV
Francis II

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In what year was the Holy Roman Empire officially dissolved?
1790
1806
1821
1838

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What December 1805 battle saw Napoleon rout the armies of the Holy Roman Empire so decisively that the battle is considered the primary cause of the empire's dissolution?
The Battle of Austerlitz
The Battle of Arecene
The Battle of Bogone
The Battle of Toussaint

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