Life in a Medieval City Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Frances and Joseph Gies
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time period is covered by the book?
(a) From Roman times to the middle of the 13th century.
(b) From 250 BC to 800 AD.
(c) From 800 AD to 900 AD.
(d) From the time of Socrates to the time of the American Revolution.

2. How is a baby dressed until it can walk?
(a) All in white, in the hopes that a witch cannot hurt him/her.
(b) The baby is left naked until it can walk.
(c) With a loose-fitting dress.
(d) With very tight wrappings.

3. What is a garderobe?
(a) A toilet located next to the sleeping room.
(b) A high official in the Church.
(c) A garden pest that ruins vegetable patches.
(d) A fashionable high-collared dress.

4. How many leper's colonies existed in France around 1250?
(a) One hundred.
(b) One.
(c) Two thousand.
(d) Zero.

5. What is Latin for "a place where people congregate inside walls?"
(a) Ars.
(b) Bourghas.
(c) Publico.
(d) Civitas.

6. How many shillings make up one pound?
(a) 200.
(b) 5.
(c) 85.
(d) 20.

7. How is wire made by a blacksmith?
(a) Sending metal through a complicated system of grates.
(b) A mill wheel-type device that crushes metal.
(c) By sending metal through smaller and smaller holes.
(d) Manual twisting with tongs.

8. What accounts for varying degrees of quality in iron, as fashioned by a blacksmith?
(a) Ashes from the fire that leave carbon in the metal.
(b) Charcoal smelting that leaves carbon in the metal.
(c) The quality of a blacksmith's hammer and anvil.
(d) Charcoal smelting that leaves copper in the metal.

9. What structure is common to all floors of a burghers' home?
(a) A statue of the Virgin Mary.
(b) A rectangular eating table.
(c) A large fireplace.
(d) A mattress.

10. How does a typical woman's education compare with a typical man's education?
(a) Women and men have the same level of education.
(b) Women are generally more educated than men.
(c) A man's and woman's education are so different, they are impossible to compare.
(d) Women are generally less educated than men.

11. What are common maladies in the 13th century?
(a) AIDS.
(b) Smallpox.
(c) Skin diseases.
(d) Bird flu.

12. What is the most profitable type of fabric in 1250 Troyes?
(a) Silk.
(b) Wool.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Linen.

13. What is a lying-in chamber?
(a) The sleeping quarters for the burgher and his wife.
(b) The sleeping quarters for the servants.
(c) A room reserved for a pregnant woman giving birth.
(d) An interrogation room for criminals.

14. In 1250, who lives in the Viscount's Tower?
(a) The Count of Champagne.
(b) Several merchant families.
(c) The Viscount.
(d) The Bishop of Troyes.

15. Where are toilets located?
(a) In the solar.
(b) In the basement.
(c) In the stable yard.
(d) In the attic.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people share a wine cup during dining?

2. What is a consignment?

3. What is the donjon of the Count's Castle used for?

4. How is mental illness treated by medieval doctors?

5. Which might be a restriction against two people being married?

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