Medieval Castles 1
Castles were symbols of authority not only for the king, but also for barons.

Medieval Castles 1

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Medieval castles were often inhabited by kings and queens. Chillingham Castle (appropriate name!) in Northumberland is said to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain and still has its medieval torture chamber.

Test your knowledge of medieval castles in this first History quiz on the subject.

1.
Castles were first built in England after which event?
Julius Caesar's invasion
The Battle of Agincourt
The Norman Conquest
The Spanish Armada
2.
Which King had the first castles built?
Harold II
Stephen
William I
William II
He was also known as William the Conqueror
3.
William was worried about attacks by which people?
Huns
Jutes
Saxons
Vikings
He had defeated the Saxons at the Battle of Hastings
4.
What were the earliest castles made of?
Brick
Concrete
Earth and wood
Sand and pebbles
5.
A wooden fort built on top of a mound was called a .......
Mite
Moat
Motte
Mount
6.
The enclosed area around the motte was the .......
Bailey
Bailiff
Bailrigg
Bewley
People often lived within the bailey
7.
What usually protected a motte and bailey castle?
A high hedge
A line of trees
A wooden fence
Electric fences
A wooden bridge linked the motte to the bailey
8.
The wooden fence had what special name?
Balustrade
Palisade
Palister
Palladio
9.
As well as the king, castles were symbols of authority for whom?
Barons
Lord Mayors
Priests
Schoolteachers
By 1070 about 400 had been built
10.
What was an advantage of motte and bailey castles?
The wood rotted fairly quickly
They did not last for very long
They were cheap and quick to build
They were easily set on fire
Author:  Jan Crompton

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