Medieval Life History QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable
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In a medieval castle, what was the name of the area where the
toilet was located?
Garderobe - The garderobe was frequently built into the wall.
What would you do with a snood?
a. Ride it
b. Eat it
c. Use it
d. Wear it
Wear it - A snood was a net that women wore to cover their hair.
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
They were knighted - Dubbing was a part of becoming a knight.
Similar to the trumpet, which of these is a musical instrument?
Sackbut - The other items were things that were worn.
In medieval times, who would have used a hauberk?
a. A serf
b. A lady
c. A knight
d. A vicar
A knight - A hauberk was a type of armor. It was normally either ring or chain.
Who would have made crossbows in medieval days?
Atilliator - The first crossbows appeared in China.
Which medieval dungeon component translates to mean "place of
Oubliette - An oubliette was a deep hole. These pits were frequently built in castle towers.
Which of these places would have been located in the church?
Nave - The nave is the middle section of the church, flanked by aisles.
Who would have helped a knight to dress?
Squire - A squire was a junior knight. Part of their duties included learning the code of chivalry.
Which of these tradesmen would have made shoes?
Cordwainer - A cordwainer was also called a cobbler or a shoemaker.
Which of these items was a jacket?
Jerkin - It was a short close fitting jacket or jersey, which would have been worn by men in the 16th
and 17th centuries.
During medieval times, which of these people would have been
employed in the church?
Vicar - In the Anglican Church, a vicar was a type of parish priest.
Which of these items was not a medieval weapon?
Rondel - A rondel is a type of hat.
Which of these words is another tem for a dagger?
Dirk - A dirk is a long thrusting knife. It was used in hand-to-hand combat.
Which of these items would you wear?
Tabard - A tabard was a sleeveless piece of clothing. It was often worn by heralds.
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