7th Grade: Recall Your Memory By Taking This History Quiz!

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Although castles existed before the medieval period, they were just fortified villages surrounded by a wooden palisade (large strong fence) and one or more ditches. After the Norman invasion of 1066, a new phase of castle building took place. Instead of housing ordinary people, castles were built to house the Norman soldiers and nobles. What do you know about medieval castles?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Castles were first built in England after which event?
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar's invasion

    • B. 

      The Battle of Agincourt

    • C. 

      The Norman Conquest

    • D. 

      The Spanish Armada

  • 2. 
    Which King had the first castles built?
    • A. 

      Harold II

    • B. 

      Stephen

    • C. 

      William I

    • D. 

      William II

  • 3. 
    William was worried about attacks by which people?
    • A. 

      Huns

    • B. 

      Jutes

    • C. 

      Saxons

    • D. 

      Vikings

  • 4. 
    What were the earliest castles made of?
    • A. 

      Brick

    • B. 

      Concrete

    • C. 

      Earth and wood

    • D. 

      Sand and pebbles

  • 5. 
    A wooden fort built on top of a mound was called a .......
    • A. 

      Mite

    • B. 

      Moat

    • C. 

      Motte

    • D. 

      Mount

  • 6. 
    The enclosed area around the motte was the .......
    • A. 

      Bailey

    • B. 

      Bailiff

    • C. 

      Bailrigg

    • D. 

      Bewley

  • 7. 
    What usually protected a motte and bailey castle?
    • A. 

      A high hedge

    • B. 

      A line of trees

    • C. 

      A wooden fence

    • D. 

      Electric fences

  • 8. 
    The wooden fence had what special name?
    • A. 

      Balustrade

    • B. 

      Palisade

    • C. 

      Palister

    • D. 

      Palladio

  • 9. 
    As well as the king, castles were symbols of authority for whom?
    • A. 

      Barons

    • B. 

      Lord Mayors

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Schoolteachers

  • 10. 
    What was an advantage of motte and bailey castles?
    • A. 

      The wood rotted fairly quickly

    • B. 

      They did not last for very long

    • C. 

      They were cheap and quick to build

    • D. 

      They were easily set on fire

  • 11. 
    What were the earliest castles made of?
    • A. 

      Brick

    • B. 

      Concrete

    • C. 

      Earth and wood

    • D. 

      Sand and pebbles

  • 12. 
    As well as the king, castles were symbols of authority for whom?
    • A. 

      Barons

    • B. 

      Lord Mayors

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Schoolteachers

  • 13. 
    As well as the king, castles were symbols of authority for whom?
    • A. 

      Barons

    • B. 

      Lord Mayors

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Schoolteachers

  • 14. 
    The wooden fence had what special name?
    • A. 

      Balustrade

    • B. 

      Palisade

    • C. 

      Palister

    • D. 

      Palladio

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