5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- The Inquisition
- Battle of Hastings
- Peasants revolt
- Bubonic Plague
- a The term for 'leaving empty'; part of the Medieval 3 field system. A field was left empty in order to allow it to regain nutrients.
- b A deadly disease that spread across Asia and Europe in the mid-14th century, killing approximately 20% of the population. Also known as 'The Black Death'. Spread by fleas on rats.
- c A battle involving the armies of the king of England Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman armies lead by William the conqueror.
- d Started in Spain, was a process of capturing, torturing, and killing non-Catholics to root out Heresy.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Castle made of thick stone, the keep was protected by a palisade, defensive wall, moat and drawbridge
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
- Raiders and traders of the 9th Century AD, who came from what is now Denmark, Sweden or Norway.
5 True/False questions
Vassal → Also referred to as serfs and villeins. Poor farmers who worked and were often tied to the land.
Hanged, Drawn and Quartered → Also known as 'crenelations', these were the fortifications at the top of most castles. They allowed archers and defenders to shoot, but to be protected.
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.
Bayeaux Tapestry → 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.
Drawbridge → A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.