Life in a Medieval City Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Frances and Joseph Gies
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who lives in the Count's Castle?
(a) The Bishop of Troyes.
(b) The Count of Champagne.
(c) No one.
(d) The Viscount.

2. How wide are Troyes' city walls?
(a) 4 feet.
(b) 15 feet.
(c) 1 feet.
(d) 8 feet.

3. According to ideal notions of beauty, how should skin appear to be considered beautiful?
(a) As white and flawless as possible.
(b) Shiny, with a high-gloss sheen.
(c) Dark and tanned.
(d) Ruddy and flushed.

4. What is a superstition about childbirth mentioned in the text?
(a) The time of birth must be recorded exactly, which can be used to predict the child's future.
(b) The woman's face is covered with a cloth during childbirth, as it is considered ill fortune for a woman to witness the birth of her own child.
(c) A jongleur is made to attend the birth to ensure the child has a happy rather than sad disposition.
(d) Very particular lute music is played prior to and during birth, so the child will not be born deaf.

5. Which of the following is an ideal quality of a wet nurse?
(a) A strictly regimented diet.
(b) The ability to play the lute.
(c) A thorough understanding of Latin and Greek.
(d) Intense powers of concentration.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enjoys the right of coinage?

2. What is consanguinity?

3. Why are Jews in a precarious position in Troyes?

4. Who lives in the "old city?"

5. What must a Jew wear to identify his or her religion?

(see the answer key)

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