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Medieval Life History Quiz II

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Harker - Another word for harker is herald.Who would make announcements at a tournament?

a. Bottler
b. Bailiff
c. Harker
d. Fletcher

Touret - This piece of clothing would have been worn on a woman's head. It was a kind of veil.Which of these items would have been worn only by women?

a. Amigaut
b. Hose
c. Touret
d. Kilt

Bailiff - Medieval bailiffs were the peasant's representative to the lords.Whose job was it to manage the farm, estate or castle?

a. Fletcher
b. Ewerer
c. Chancellor
d. Bailiff

Barber - A barber would have also often acted as a blood-letter and a surgeon.Who would have acted as a dentist in medieval times?

a. Herbalist
b. Barber
c. Cottar
d. Astrologist

Eat it - Pottage was a kind of soup that was often made by peasants.What would you do with a pottage?

a. Eat it
b. Build with it
c. Play it
d. Wear it

Outer wall - The ashlar was made of square stones that were shaved and fitted together.Where was the "ashlar" in a castle?

a. Kitchen
b. Church
c. Outer wall
d. Basement

Gambeson - A gambeson was a piece of clothing that was worn under armor.Which of these things would have been made of wool?

a. Marling
b. Louvre
c. Fosse
d. Gambeson

A louvre - The other items are weapons.In medieval times, what was often used to allow smoke to escape from buildings?

a. A louvre
b. A petrary
c. A mangonel
d. An onager

A lady - A mafor was a kind of veil.Who would have worn a mafor?

a. A nobleman
b. A lady
c. A priest
d. A knight

Chancellor - Minstrels and bards were musicians.Which of these people was not a medieval entertainer?

a. Bard
b. Minstrel
c. Chancellor
d. Jester

Destrier - Palfreys were riding and cart horses.What kind of horse was used for jousting?

a. Destrier
b. Clydesdale
c. Morgan
d. Arabian

Janitor - One of the porter's jobs would have been to grant people access to the castle.What was another term for a porter?

a. Page
b. Squire
c. Potter
d. Janitor

A wool spinner - In later years, the word spinster came to mean an old unmarried woman.What was a spinster in medieval times?

a. A stone mason
b. A wool spinner
c. A cook
d. A horse trainer

Scribe - Many scribes were part of religious orders.In medieval times, which one of these people was taught to read and write?

a. Minstrel
b. Scribe
c. Cobbler
d. Knight

The poor - Alms are described as something freely given to the poor.Who would have received alms?

a. The poor
b. The lord
c. The priest
d. A bridegroom

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