Medieval Castles 2
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Medieval Castles 2

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Two well known medieval castles in the UK are Windsor Castle and Balmoral Castle. Many medieval castles were so well-built that they can still be visited today to give us an exciting link with the past.

See how much you have learned in your History lessons by trying our second quiz on this subject.

1.
A trebuchet, used to attack castles, was like a giant .......
Axe
Battering ram
Cannon
Catapult
It hurled large rocks and other missiles
2.
Castle defenders could pour boiling oil through holes called what?
Lubrications
Machicolations
Matriculations
Percolations
3.
What type of castles have walls within walls?
Centrifugal
Concentric
Connective
Egocentric
Dover Castle in Kent is a good example
4.
Why were the circular staircases often built clockwise?
Clockwise stairs made it easier to tell the time
It made them easier to defend
People got less dizzy going up and down them
They were easier to build that way
Right-handed defenders would have an advantage
5.
In the 13th century Edward I built castles where?
France
Ireland
Spain
Wales
Edward built them to help him conquer Wales
6.
Soldiers who lived in a castle were the .......
Battalion
Garrison
Legion
Spongers
7.
During the 12th century what material replaced wood for castle building?
Brick
Concrete
Stone
Thatch
8.
What is a castle moat?
A ceremonial hall
A deep ditch around the castle
A flagpole attached to the keep
A storeroom
Moats usually contained water as extra defense
9.
What is a castle's stone tower called?
Crow's Nest
Keep
Lookout
Obelisk
'Keep' because things were kept in there!
10.
Crenellations are found in what part of a castle?
Battlements
Fireplaces
Lavatories
Staircases
Crenellations refers to the notches in the battlements
Author:  Jan Crompton

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