5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles. Worked like a giant sling.
- b The second stage of becoming a knight. Involving assisting a knight in battle, preparing and maintaining their equipment and learning martial [fighting] arts.
- c Along with pikemen, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
- d Before the invention of printing all books had to be written out by hand. This was a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, and could take months or years and refers to the use of bright colours and gold to embellish initial letters or to portray entire scenes.
- e Also referred to as serfs and villeins. Poor farmers who worked and were often tied to the land.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- An act which was seen as necessary in order for sins to be forgiven. It involved going to a priest and receiving forgiveness or a penance.
- 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.
- Along with archers, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
- Fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground.
- A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.
5 True/False Questions
Barbarians → A tower or walled gatehouse on the approach to a castle, especially one at a gate or drawbridge.
Siege → The process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.
Domesday Book → 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.
Hell → The eternal punishment of separation from God, reserved for those who die in mortal sin and are unrepentant.
Hayward → The person left by a Feudal Lord as his lieutenant on a manor should he be away. This person oversaw the running of the estate.