5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Feudal System
- a A system that described the economic system that supported feudalism. It was between landlords and their peasant laborers during the Middle Ages; exchanged labor for access to land.
- b Small communities where monks lived. They included a church, chapter house, dormitories or cells, hospice, refectory, library and the abbot's quarters.
- c A political and social system based on the granting of land in exchange for loyalty, military assistance, and other services. This was a system of reciprocal obligations, vassals would provide services to those above them. More powerful people would provide protection and land, to those below.
- d The shallow bottomed ships favoured by the Vikings.
- e Device that used twisted rope to hurl objects at a castle. A type of large catapult.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- The honour code of the Medieval Knight. Involved protecting your lord, the weak, the church and being honourable towards women.
- The name given by the Romans to describe the invaders of the 4th and 5th Century AD, who were heavily responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire.
- 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.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Vigil → The process of attacking a castle, with the intention of either starving out the inhabitants or taking the castle by force.
Dark Ages → 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.
Vikings → 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.
Act of Homage → The act of kneeling before your lord to reinforce your loyalty to him. Part of the Medieval feudal system.
Blasphemy → Saying or doing something that was contrary to the teachings of the Church. Taking God's name in vain is considered to be the most common form of this.