Feudalism Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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When was feudalism a system in Western Europe?

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1. What was a fief?

2. Why did feudalism start?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice practice quiz will challenge you to answer several questions about feudalism. You'll need to know when feudalism existed, why it started and what feudal lords provided for their people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Know when feudalism was a system in Western Europe
  • Define the terms 'fief' and 'vassals'
  • Understand why feudalism started
  • Remember what lords did and did not give to the people they ruled

Skills Practiced

You'll use several skills, including:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between things that feudal lords did and didn't give their people
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the terms 'fief' and 'vassals'
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about feudalism to tell why it started in Western Europe

Additional Learning

To learn more about this social system, review the lesson called Feudalism Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare the power and statuses of different groups under the feudal system
  • Learn about feudal contracts
  • Understand how our current government system is similar to feudalism