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Middle Ages Quizzes & Trivia

Read about the hottest fashions for the well dressed man or woman in the Middle Ages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The fine linen and silk togas and draped robes of the Romans disappeared and were replaced by crude wool leggings and fur-lined tunics, or shirts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Cool weather and sheep herding traditions led them to rely on _______ as their primary fabric.
  • 3. 
    The tunic, made of a long rectangle of wool with a hole in the center for the head  and crude stitching at the sides, was the basic garment for only men throughout the Middle Ages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Fur was widely used by people of all classes, with the richer people being able to afford softer furs such as ermine, or weasels, and ________.
  • 5. 
    Women of the Middle Ages often wore long flowing garments and head decorations such as veils and hennin. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The turning point in medieval fashion came in the ___________ century.
  • 7. 
    Women continued to wear short robes, but the robes were now made in joined pieces of fabric, with a loose-fitting top or bodice matched to a flowing, tight skirt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Men's tunics, which had once reached to the ankle, got much shorter, until by the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries they ended at the waist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    One of the primary causes of this fashion revolution was the emergence of the professional ___________.
  • 10. 
    The Middle Ages was perhaps the last period in European history when clothing was primarily a simple matter of necessity rather than extravagant, ever-changing fashion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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