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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Benefits of Monasticism

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Which of the following was NOT a benefit of monasticism in Western Europe?

A

Many monasteries were sites of innovation in agricultural techniques.

B

Monks and nuns were guided in the principles of poverty and chastity in order to remedy some immoral behavior.

C

Monasteries provided a spiritual discipline that promoted further unity in the Roman Catholic Church.

D

Monasteries’ political hierarchy became a model for the political order established in France, Germany, and England.

E

By preserving and copying ancient texts, monks and nuns preserved classical culture for later scholarly analysis.