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Garderobe - The garderobe was frequently built into the wall.In a medieval castle, what was the name of the area where the toilet was located?

a. Bailey
b. Nave
c. Garderobe
d. Fosse

Wear it - A snood was a net that women wore to cover their hair.What would you do with a snood?

a. Ride it
b. Eat it
c. Use it
d. Wear it

They were knighted - Dubbing was a part of becoming a knight.During medieval times, what did it mean if a person was dubbed?

a. They were knighted
b. It was religious procedure
c. It was a medical procedure
d. They were tortured

Sackbut - The other items were things that were worn.Similar to the trumpet, which of these is a musical instrument?

a. Pelican
b. Sackbut
c. Hennin
d. Jerkin

A knight - A hauberk was a type of armor. It was normally either ring or chain.In medieval times, who would have used a hauberk?

a. A serf
b. A lady
c. A knight
d. A vicar

Atilliator - The first crossbows appeared in China.Who would have made crossbows in medieval days?

a. Atilliator
b. Reeve
c. Yeoman
d. Bottler

Oubliette - An oubliette was a deep hole. These pits were frequently built in castle towers.Which medieval dungeon component translates to mean "place of forgetting"?

a. Narthex
b. Oubliette
c. Snood
d. Bailey

Nave - The nave is the middle section of the church, flanked by aisles.Which of these places would have been located in the church?

a. Portcullis
b. Lancet
c. Nave
d. Ward

Squire - A squire was a junior knight. Part of their duties included learning the code of chivalry.Who would have helped a knight to dress?

a. Steward
b. Constable
c. Marshal
d. Squire

Cordwainer - A cordwainer was also called a cobbler or a shoemaker.Which of these tradesmen would have made shoes?

a. Ewerer
b. Ditcher
c. Harker
d. Cordwainer

Jerkin - It was a short close fitting jacket or jersey, which would have been worn by men in the 16th and 17th centuries.Which of these items was a jacket?

a. Jerkin
b. Fillet
c. Cowl
d. Dagged

Vicar - In the Anglican Church, a vicar was a type of parish priest.During medieval times, which of these people would have been employed in the church?

a. Cooper
b. Chandler
c. Nave
d. Vicar

Rondel - A rondel is a type of hat. Which of these items was not a medieval weapon?

a. Rondel
b. Bardiche
c. Pike
d. Anelace

Dirk - A dirk is a long thrusting knife. It was used in hand-to-hand combat.Which of these words is another tem for a dagger?

a. Bombard
b. Claymore
c. Falchion
d. Dirk

Tabard - A tabard was a sleeveless piece of clothing. It was often worn by heralds.Which of these items would you wear?

a. Tabard
b. Putlog
c. Rood
d. Merlon

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