5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Concentric Castles
- a The first stage of becoming a knight. Usually began at age 7, and involved being taught manners, basic fighting skills and some other skills.
- b 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.
- c 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).
- d The shallow bottomed ships favoured by the Vikings.
- e Containing successive rings of walls. This was the final development of castles. It had an outer wall and an inner wall with lots of towers and at least 2 gatehouses.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.
- Worked in the local church known as the parish, the smallest church district, usually in a village.
- In the middle ages, a noble who owned and controlled all activities on his manor.
- Larger settlements that began to grow in size and popularity towards the end of the Middle Ages. There were many reasons why they began to grow so rapidly, including trade, the growth of the middle class and also guilds.
- Raiders and traders of the 9th Century AD, who used ships to raid the coast of England and Europe. They came from what is now Denmark, Sweden or Norway.
5 True/False questions
Guilds → A medieval European monk who traveled from place to place preaching to the poor.
Oath of Fealty → An oath sworn before God, which proclaimed your loyalty to your lord. This made you a vassal.
Portcullis → Along with pikemen, these soldiers came to be favoured by leaders during the later Middle Ages, instead of armies of knights.
Fiefdom → The process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.
Hell → The eternal punishment of separation from God, reserved for those who die in mortal sin and are unrepentant.