5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- The Crusades
- Stone Keep
- Battle of Hastings
- Oath of Fealty
- a A series of military expeditions in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims
- b An oath sworn before God, which proclaimed your loyalty to your lord. This made you a vassal.
- c Castle made of thick stone, the keep was protected by a palisade, defensive wall, moat and drawbridge
- d A battle involving the armies of the king of England Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman armies lead by William the conqueror.
- e An armoured soldier mounted on horseback.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The childless and highly religious king of England, prior to Harold Godwinson, whose throne was contested by three leaders.
- Commissioned by Bishop Odo, the brother of William the Conqueror, to commemorate his victory over the English. Actually a tapestry, it was completed in the years after 1066.
- The first stage of becoming a knight. Usually began at age 7, and involved being taught manners, basic fighting skills and some other skills.
- A rebellion aimed at achieving social and economic reform for the suppressed lower classes of Medieval Europe. Eventually led to the end of the Feudal system in England.
- A large, moveable device, which was used to draw up against castle walls and to allow access to besieging troops.
5 True/False questions
Sacraments → Sacred rituals performed by the Catholic church. There are seven: baptism, confirmation, marriage, communion, penance, holy order (that is, becoming a priest), and the last rites (words spoken at the death bed).
Ducking Stool → A Medieval punishment which was usually used against women. It involved being placed on a stool on a long lever and being repeatedly dipped into a river or pond.
Squire → The second stage of becoming a knight. Involving assisting a knight in battle, preparing and maintaining their equipment and learning martial [fighting] arts.
Guilds → Craftsmen and merchants would join these in an effort to protect their trade and guarantee quality workmanship.
Pikeman → Along with archers, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.