Life in a Medieval City Test | Final 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 language were the earliest playlets conducted in?
(a) English.
(b) Northern.
(c) Latin.
(d) Provencal.

2. Which one of the following is NOT one of the subjects of the trivium?
(a) Grammar.
(b) Logic.
(c) Music.
(d) Rhetoric.

3. Which of the following did NOT lead to the decline of Troyes after 1250?
(a) Harsh taxation.
(b) Less of a need for a central fair.
(c) A large flood in 1352.
(d) Worker dissatisfaction.

4. What disaster befalls Troyes in 1184?
(a) A bad flood.
(b) An outbreak of plague.
(c) A crop failure and famine.
(d) A large fire.

5. Which of the following is NOT a function of the church according to the book?
(a) A marketplace gathering area.
(b) Town council meetings.
(c) The place to conduct religious services.
(d) The place where a pregnant woman goes to have a baby.

6. Who rules Champagne in the year 1250?
(a) Thibaut the Great.
(b) Thibaut IV.
(c) Geoffroi de Villehardouin.
(d) Queen Blanche.

7. Why is curriculum referred to as the liberal arts?
(a) Because teaching methods are more art than science.
(b) Because education is meant to be applied liberally, to all peoples.
(c) Because what's taught is not expected to make money.
(d) Because cathedral school is free to join.

8. Why might a lord call upon his subjects to take up arms?
(a) In case of a crisis like an invasion.
(b) So he can look more impressive to visiting dignitaries.
(c) For explorations into the New World.
(d) As part of a gauntlet competition put on for royal amusement.

9. What are relics?
(a) Extremely elderly members of the congregation.
(b) The sacred physical remains of saints.
(c) Extremely elderly members of the clergy.
(d) Candles that help to illuminate statuary inside the church.

10. What are the ingredients of glass?
(a) Cooled tar.
(b) Wood bark and maple tree sap.
(c) Viscera from animal leftovers.
(d) Tree ash and sand.

11. Who oversee the construction of cathedrals?
(a) Priests.
(b) Bishops.
(c) The Pope.
(d) The mayor of the town.

12. What is Troyes' lasting legacy, even today?
(a) The Troy Weight.
(b) The Maxim of Troy.
(c) The Trojan Horse.
(d) The Troy Theory.

13. In 1250, church organs had which of the following characteristics?
(a) Very simplistic, and easy to play.
(b) The ability to imitate forest animals like birds and bears.
(c) The need for three people to properly operate it.
(d) Cumbersome and difficult to play.

14. Which of the following is NOT a tool of the bell founder?
(a) A labor-intensive tuning process.
(b) A recipe for an exact proportion of copper and tin.
(c) A carefully constructed bell mold.
(d) A dedicated sculptor to create the clapper.

15. Which of the following is NOT true about the Keeper of the Fair?
(a) His job is highly sought-after.
(b) He was paid exceedingly well.
(c) He was in charge of fair security.
(d) He was elected by popular vote.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a city's defense against the siege mine?

2. What is the avoir de poids?

3. Why might the church, the town, and the feudal lord dispute jurisdiction in regards to punishing a criminal act?

4. Who handles crimes involving members of the clergy?

5. How far did people come to attend one of the Troyes' fairs?

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