The Technology Behind the Armored Knight


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The interlinking rings of chain mail made it what?

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1. What is an advantage and a disadvantage of wearing plate armor instead of chain mail?

2. What is the most important reason why spurs were vital to the armored knight?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The armor of a Medieval knight evolved from a basic to a much more complex form with improvements in technology. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask you questions about the implications of changing armor technology and the benefits for knights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to be quizzed on the following inventions and historical facts:

  • Spurs
  • Saddles
  • Chain mail and metal plate
  • Purpose of an armored knight

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be used as you take the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast inventions described in the lesson, such as plate and chain mail
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the job of an armored knight
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various improvements to a knight's armor

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of the subject, review the accompanying lesson, Technology Behind Armored Knights, which will address these aspects of an armored knight:

  • Armored knights as a status symbol
  • Heavy cavalry tactics
  • Armor: Chain mail to plate
  • The stirrup and the high cantled saddle
  • Social implications of the armored knight