5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Oath of Fealty
- Domesday Book
- a The census of England conducted by William of Normandy upon his conquest in 1066, to assess the population and tax base of the country.
- b A journey often taken by knights after being dubbed to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
- c Along with pikemen, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
- d An oath sworn before God, which proclaimed your loyalty to your lord. This made you a vassal.
- e The first stage of becoming a knight. Usually began at age 7, and involved being taught manners, basic fighting skills and some other skills.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A system that described the economic system that supported feudalism. It was between landlords and their peasant laborers during the Middle Ages; exchanged labor for access to land.
- The person chosen by a lord to come and oversee the running of a particular village. His job involved being in charge of justice, managing the finances, undertaking building projects and collecting rents or taxes.
- King of the Franks (French) and Holy Roman emperor. Through a series of military conquests he established the Carolingian Empire, which encompassed all of France and parts of Germany and Italy.
- A lever, which allowed people to be punished through having their neck and wrists immobilised. People would then throw objects at them. Usually used for minor offences.
- The crime of preaching things that were against the teachings of the church.
5 True/False Questions
Merlons and Crenels → Fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.
Palisade → Fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.
Barbarians → A tower or walled gatehouse on the approach to a castle, especially one at a gate or drawbridge.
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.
Machicolations → Overhanging sections of a castle, which were found at the top of walls or towers. They were also known as murder holes and would be used to drop objects like rocks and boiling oil on enemies.