Medieval Life History Quiz IIHistory Trivia Questions - Printable
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Who would make announcements at a tournament?
Harker - Another word for harker is herald.
Which of these items would have been worn only by women?
Touret - This piece of clothing would have been worn on a woman's head. It was a kind of veil.
Whose job was it to manage the farm, estate or castle?
Bailiff - Medieval bailiffs were the peasant's representative to the lords.
Who would have acted as a dentist in medieval times?
Barber - A barber would have also often acted as a blood-letter and a surgeon.
What would you do with a pottage?
a. Eat it
b. Build with it
c. Play it
d. Wear it
Eat it - Pottage was a kind of soup that was often made by peasants.
Where was the "ashlar" in a castle?
c. Outer wall
Outer wall - The ashlar was made of square stones that were shaved and fitted together.
Which of these things would have been made of wool?
Gambeson - A gambeson was a piece of clothing that was worn under armor.
In medieval times, what was often used to allow smoke to escape
a. A louvre
b. A petrary
c. A mangonel
d. An onager
A louvre - The other items are weapons.
Who would have worn a mafor?
a. A nobleman
b. A lady
c. A priest
d. A knight
A lady - A mafor was a kind of veil.
Which of these people was not a medieval entertainer?
Chancellor - Minstrels and bards were musicians.
What kind of horse was used for jousting?
Destrier - Palfreys were riding and cart horses.
What was another term for a porter?
Janitor - One of the porter's jobs would have been to grant people access to the castle.
What was a spinster in medieval times?
a. A stone mason
b. A wool spinner
c. A cook
d. A horse trainer
A wool spinner - In later years, the word spinster came to mean an old unmarried woman.
In medieval times, which one of these people was taught to read
Scribe - Many scribes were part of religious orders.
Who would have received alms?
a. The poor
b. The lord
c. The priest
d. A bridegroom
The poor - Alms are described as something freely given to the poor.
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