Quiz  /  Castles
  • 1. 
    Why did Kings and Lords build castles to live in during the Middle Ages?

  • To stay warm and keep the snow out
  • All of the above
  • To protect themselves and their people when attacked
  • Because they thought they looked cool
  • 2. 
    What were the first castles made out of?

  • Iron
  • Clay bricks
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • 3. 
    Why did people stop building castles after the Middle Ages?

  • Because new weapons such as cannons could easily knock down the walls
  • Because there were not any more wars and castles were no longer needed
  • Because they were too expensive to build in the post Middle Ages recession
  • Because there were no more kings and lords to live in them
  • 4. 
    What defensive feature was a ditch or lake filled with water around the castle?

  • The battlement
  • The curtain wall
  • The moat
  • The keep
  • 5. 
    What was the castle keep and what was its purpose?

  • It was a tower where the people would retreat to as a last defense
  • It was a special tower around the gate to add protection at the gate
  • It was a wall that soldiers could walk upon and fire down arrows at their attackers
  • It was a wide ditch around the castle filled with water
  • 6. 
    What leader built the Windsor Castle and the Tower of London?

  • William the Conqueror
  • King Henry VIII
  • Richard the Lionheart
  • King Arthur
  • 7. 
    What giant castle in Poland was built by the Teutonic Knights?

  • Chateau Gaillard
  • Malbork Castle
  • Leeds Castle
  • Windsor Castle
  • 8. 
    What was the title of the person in charge of the affairs of the castle?

  • Secretary
  • Steward
  • Magistrate
  • Journeyman
  • 9. 
    True or False: Often times attackers would wait outside the castle hoping to force the people inside eventually to come out when they ran out of food.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a siege engine that armies would use to attack a castle?

  • Catapult
  • Ballista
  • Battering ram
  • All of the above
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