5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a A medieval European monk who traveled from place to place preaching to the poor.
- 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.
- c These were an important part of city and town life. They were
exclusive, organisations; (e.g. Merchants and Craftsmen)
created to preserve the rights and privileges of their members.
- d Used to grind grain. In the Middle Ages, this was usually found near a stream which was used to power the device.
- e A journey often taken by knights after being dubbed to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The year in which William of Normandy conquered England.
5 True/False questions
Act of Homage → The act of kneeling before your lord to reinforce your loyalty to him. Part of the Medieval feudal system.
Blasphemy → The crime of preaching things that were against the teachings of the church.
Trebuchet → The second in command to a bailiff, his job was to enforce the laws of the manor.
Drawbridge → A castle gate that was able to be lowered and raised, in order to allow access over a moat.
Vigil → Used to grind grain. In the Middle Ages, this was usually found near a stream which was used to power the device.