Castles Quiz

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Castles Quiz

A quiz to test what you have learned about Castles and Medieval life


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  • 1. 
    Who were the first people to build Castles?
    • A. 

      The Romans

    • B. 

      The Normans

    • C. 

      The Egyptians

    • D. 

      The Vikings

  • 2. 
    Why were Castles built?
    • A. 

      So people could visit them.

    • B. 

      To look nice.

    • C. 

      To give protection to the important people who lived in them and show everyone how rich they were.

    • D. 

      To make poor people jealous.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      To give the people who lived in them a nice view from the window.

    • B. 

      It was easier to build them on hills.

    • C. 

      To make it harder for people to attack the Castle.

    • D. 

      So that the people who lived in them could go for a swim in the water.

  • 4. 
    There is a usually a tower in every Castle.  What is the tower called?
    • A. 

      The Moat

    • B. 

      The Keep

    • C. 

      The Drawbridge

    • D. 

      The Bailey

  • 5. 
    Soldiers would stand behind the Battlements of a Castle and fire missiles.  Where would you find the Battlements?
    • A. 

      At the bottom of the Catle walls.

    • B. 

      At the Gateway.

    • C. 

      On the Drawbridge.

    • D. 

      At the top of the Castle walls.

  • 6. 
    As well as being a Fortess a Castle was also a home for a Lord, his family and followers.  Which fancy event might you go to in a Castle?
    • A. 

      A disco

    • B. 

      A concert

    • C. 

      A banquet

    • D. 

      A buffet

  • 7. 
    Before a boy became a knight he had to train as what?
    • A. 

      A squire

    • B. 

      A jester

    • C. 

      A servant

    • D. 

      A soldier

  • 8. 
    Two knights would often battle on horseback using a wooden lance.  This popular tournament was called....
    • A. 

      Archery

    • B. 

      Jousting

    • C. 

      Horse Fighting

    • D. 

      Lancing

  • 9. 
    Why do people not build Castles any more?
    • A. 

      They cost too much money to build.

    • B. 

      They take too long to build.

    • C. 

      When gunpowder was invented it was too easy to blow up the Castles and so they became useless.

    • D. 

      People did not get paid enough money to build the Castles and could not be bothered to build any more.

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the Castle in Scotlands capital city?
    • A. 

      Stirling Castle

    • B. 

      Falkirk Castle

    • C. 

      Edinburgh Castle

    • D. 

      Perth Castle