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In Shiny Armor

written by: DieZel
 
These brave and honorable warriors have fascinated generations of people all around the world. Here are some questions connected to knighthood. Have fun!

Question 1:


The roots of the word 'knight' are connected to 'cniht', an Old English word meaning this.
Stable-lad
Prison-breaker
Page boy
Hangman

Question 2:


Name the tax, which knights had to pay in order to avoid going to war.
The tax of war
The tax of scutage
The tax of freedom
The tax of chivalry

Question 3:


Pas d'Armes was a tournament, in which knights were dared to fight. If knights refused to fight, they had to leave this behind as a sign of humiliation.
Spurs
Clothes
Helmet
Horse

Question 4:


Originally, any knight could bestow knighthood on a man.
True
False

Question 5:


Don Quixote de la Mancha is a fictional knight from the self-titled novel, written by this author.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Miguel de Cervantes
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Dante Alighieri

Question 6:


Ritter is a title similar to that of a Knight, used in this country.
Poland
France
Germany
Bulgaria

Question 7:


By the end of the 13th century, knights were required to swear allegiance.
True
False

Question 8:


A man-at-arms, who served a knight as his attendant or shield carrier would be called this.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


The legends of King Arthur and the Round Table are some of the most famous tales about knights. Who was "the head of the table"?
Arthur
Merlin
Lancelot
Nobody

Question 10:


In order to become a knight nowadays, you would have to be given the title in royal recognition, or to belong to an order. In the UK the knight is styled Sir and the female -- this.
Knightess
Baroness
Dame
Lady

 


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