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Society & Culture in The Middle Ages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was likely the reason that William I created and maintained the Domesday Book?

Question 2 2. Why can it be concluded that peasants lived fairly unsanitary lives?

Question 3 3. What were the main duties of a peasant worker?

Question 4 4. When did an English peasant's work day end?

Question 5 5. Which time period describes the High Middle Ages?

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Question 6 6. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 7 7. Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?

Question 8 8. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

Question 9 9. Sir Thomas Malory is a famous medieval writer who wrote Le Morte d'Arthur, which is something most of us are familiar with from the references we see in pop culture. However, his book differs from the typical novels of the time because _____.

Question 10 10. Beowulf is similar in structure to Caedmon's Hymn because of the _____ verse and use of _____. However, it's different because it's really long, and is classified as _____ instead of a poem.

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Question 11 11. Peasants had long been taxed, so why did the poll taxes in England result in the revolution of 1381?

Question 12 12. What role did the Black Death play in the revolts of 1358 and 1381?

Question 13 13. How were the revolts of 1358 and 1381 similar?

Question 14 14. What was the result of the peasants' revolts?

Question 15 15. What was the Great Schism in the 1300s-1400s?

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Question 16 16. What is a crenellation?

Question 17 17. When did castles start to transition from wood to stone?

Question 18 18. Why were mottes no longer used once castles started to be made out of stone?

Question 19 19. Why weren't early castles built of stone?

Question 20 20. The area surrounded by a palisade in a castle, is called the _____, which holds important structures.

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Question 21 21. Who wrote on Natural Law?

Question 22 22. What is the home church of a bishop called?

Question 23 23. Which of the following was an early university?

Question 24 24. Who would often ask monks to pray for their sins, and pay for it?

Question 25 25. Which style of architecture was most often used for cathedrals in the Middle Ages?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a defining characteristic of early medieval art?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. Which of the following refers to hand-lettered copies of the gospels and other books of the bible that were written on parchment made from animal skins using a combination of ink and paint?

Question 29 29. What is a westwork?

Question 30 30. Early medieval metalwork included which of the following?

Society & Culture in The Middle Ages Chapter Exam Instructions

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