Life in a Medieval City Test | Final Test - Medium

Frances and Joseph Gies
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What language were the earliest playlets conducted in?
(a) English.
(b) Latin.
(c) Provencal.
(d) Northern.

2. What do the Keepers of the Fair do?
(a) They choose which merchants get to trade at the fair.
(b) They imprison any merchants who try to dilute their wares.
(c) They maintain the "key to the city" and are largely ceremonial.
(d) They hire security and handle logistics of the Troyes fair.

3. Which of the following is NOT a step taken in siege mining?
(a) Setting fire to wooden supports of the mine.
(b) Digging under a wall.
(c) Catching the fire above the siege mine on fire.
(d) Using dynamite on wall support beams.

4. Which of the following is NOT an option for a graduated university student of the Middle Ages?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Diplomat.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Doctor.

5. What is the Chartres mile?
(a) A pattern of stones on the floor of the cathedral at Chartres.
(b) A route around the city of Chartres on which prisoners were paraded and heckled.
(c) The mile-long road outside the city of Chartres.
(d) A way to measure yarn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What immediately follows the sermon in a typical church service?

2. What distinguishes the Roman legacy of justice?

3. What color is untreated glass from the 13th century?

4. Who oversee the construction of cathedrals?

5. Why is pepper a highly-valued spice?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a typical famine begin and progress?

2. What did 12th century charters accomplish for towns like Troyes?

3. How does a glazier create a stained glass window?

4. Describe a typical church service.

5. Describe playlets. What are proper subjects for playlets?

6. Why does a theater revival occur within the Church?

7. What are the stages of a Troyes fair?

8. What disasters occur in Troyes in the 1180s?

9. Why do Crusades decrease in the 13th century and beyond?

10. Where did the phrase "free mason" originate?

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