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5 Matching questions

  1. Fallow
  2. The Inquisition
  3. Battle of Hastings
  4. Peasants revolt
  5. Bubonic Plague
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. c A battle involving the armies of the king of England Harold Godwinson and the invading Norman armies lead by William the conqueror.
  4. d Started in Spain, was a process of capturing, torturing, and killing non-Catholics to root out Heresy.
  5. 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

  1. Castle made of thick stone, the keep was protected by a palisade, defensive wall, moat and drawbridge
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Raiders and traders of the 9th Century AD, who came from what is now Denmark, Sweden or Norway.

5 True/False questions

  1. VassalAlso referred to as serfs and villeins. Poor farmers who worked and were often tied to the land.


  2. Hanged, Drawn and QuarteredAlso known as 'crenelations', these were the fortifications at the top of most castles. They allowed archers and defenders to shoot, but to be protected.


  3. Ducking StoolA 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.


  4. Bayeaux TapestryCommissioned 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.


  5. DrawbridgeA castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.


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