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5 Matching questions

  1. Towns
  2. Lord
  3. Guilds
  4. Heresy
  5. Reeve
  1. a Craftsmen and merchants would join these in an effort to protect their trade and guarantee quality workmanship.
  2. b 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.
  3. c In the middle ages, a noble who owned and controlled all activities on his manor.
  4. d The second in command to a bailiff, his job was to enforce the laws of the manor.
  5. e The crime of preaching things that were against the teachings of the church.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Limbo, a way station between heaven and hell where persons could atone for their sins.
  4. A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. IlluminationAn 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.


  2. Parish priestWorked in the local church known as the parish, the smallest church district, usually in a village.


  3. TrebuchetA machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles. Worked like a giant sling.


  4. PageThe head of the Roman Catholic Church. His word was considered to be the word of God.


  5. FallowUsed to grind grain. In the Middle Ages, this was usually found near a stream which was used to power the device.