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Castle History for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following was a big advantage to building motte and bailey castles?

Question 2 2. Who brought the idea of motte and bailey castles to England?

Question 3 3. If you were the lord or lady of a Norman castle, how would you likely spend time during the day?

Question 4 4. In a _____, the lord stayed in the safest room and spiral staircases connected different levels.

Question 5 5. Which one of the following were the first to build stone keep castles and when?

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Question 6 6. The keep of a stone castle was primarily used as what?

Question 7 7. Who was William the Conqueror?

Question 8 8. What country did the Normans come from?

Question 9 9. Castles were built for the nobility in Germany. Which people were considered nobility in medieval Europe?

Question 10 10. The castle in Krefeld-Linn, Germany, is surrounded by a _____.

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Question 11 11. What did King Edward restore on Thorney Island?

Question 12 12. Which monarch redesigned Westminster Abbey in the Gothic style?

Question 13 13. A _____ was a ditch often filled with water, and it was created to prohibit unwelcome visitors from coming into the castle.

Question 14 14. What is one reason why members of royalty built castles in medieval Europe?

Question 15 15. Most castles did not have this modern room:

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Question 16 16. This feature of the castle was located on the wall and allowed archers to fire down at enemies.

Question 17 17. A Motte and Bailey castle required changes because it was primarily made out of _____

Question 18 18. A Shell Keep castle would include a _____ around an older castle.

Question 19 19. Which of the following was NOT a feature of the gatehouse of a concentric tower?

Question 20 20. What are battlements?

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Question 21 21. Where was the motte positioned in a motte-and-bailey castle?

Question 22 22. What was a major feature of the concentric castle?

Question 23 23. Why did the sides of the motte part of a motte and bailey castle need to be steep?

Question 24 24. The first Norman castles were made from _____.

Question 25 25. What was one advantage to building a tall stone keep?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a famous example of a Norman castle?

Question 27 27. The Grand Duke _____ turned what was a simple fort into Schwerin Castle in the 1800s.

Question 28 28. Which is NOT a characteristic of Gothic architecture?

Question 29 29. Which room of the castle was where the royal family ate, relaxed, and entertained guests?

Question 30 30. What was the body of water dug around the castle to protect it?

Castle History for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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