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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Medieval Intellectualism

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Which of the following statements about the intellectual pursuits of Western Europeans prior to the 8th century is MOST accurate?

A

Greek learning had been retained and there was widespread literacy among the noble classes.

B

All literacy and contact with ancient cultures was lost in the centuries following the fall of Rome.

C

Greco-Roman rational traditions were blended with Christian mysticism to create a new form of Christianity.

D

Literacy was found mostly in monasteries, which usually resulted in little more than copying older manuscripts.

E

Universities appeared throughout the Germanic kingdoms which rapidly renewed learning after the fall of Rome.