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The Church in the Dark Ages Worksheet
chapter five, pp. 293-311

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1. While some priests and bishops were corrupted, many others were not. St. Caesar and St. Nicetius would stop ______ if they saw a scandalous prince or king enter. Some bishops were _______ because they were so outspoken.
2. The Church during the Dark Ages did all it could to make the Barbarians less ___________ and more ____________.
3. The Church pressed to protect the right of __________, where the guilty sought refuge in churches. The Church did this to make sure that ______ would be served.
4. During the Dark Ages, the Church did virtually all the ___________ work in society.
5. Around the cathedrals lived the ___________, who were given funds by the _____________.
6. There were _________ for travelers, which were built for those who were on _____________.
7. The sick were cared for in _________ established by monks.
8. Colonies of ________ were cared for by Church officials.
9. The Church protected women in various ways: The _______ of a young girl would not be allowed to marry her, and would be severely punished; and a _____ couldn’t be repudiated on a whim.
10. From the outset, slavery was undermined by the Christian belief that all men are _________ in the sight of God.
11. _________, a former slave, became Pope in the second century.
12. To the Church, the practice of slavery was the result of ______.
13. The Church taught that a ________ should be enslaved by his victim.
14. While not pushing to ________ slavery, the Church did push to ____________ it.
15. Jewish and Christian slaves could not be sold beyond _________; ________ between slaves were legalized; and a man who took a slave girl as a concubine had to __________ her.
16. The transition from slave to ________ paved the way for the slave’s future freedom.
17. The Church encouraged slave owners, especially Christians, to _________ their slaves. Bishops and monasteries followed suit.
18. In the Dark Ages, virtually all men capable of ___________ belonged to the Church.
19. The work of __________, a British monk (673-737 A.D.) is the highest point of intellectual culture during the period 476-800 A.D.
20. One bright spot in the culture of the Dark Ages is the development of Christian __________.
21. Instead of singing Psalms, _______ were created beginning in the fifth century.
22. Pope St. Gregory the Great created the __________ chant.
23. Church music was helped by the introduction of the ________ in the seventh century.
24. Many ________ were built in the Dark Ages. Kings and _________ were great builders.
25. Church _____ in the Dark Ages were often plain. Inside there were _______ paintings and _________ hung behind the choir.
26. In the Dark Ages, beauty was seen as a _________ of Heaven.