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Check how well you would do if you had a time traveling machine and moved back into the Middle Ages.
Who or what was a medieval fief?
A small castle
A vassal who had his vassals
Land held by a vassal
Who was a serf in the Middle Ages?
A farmer who was not free
A free peasant
A craft apprentice
Which medieval unit of volume is the largest?
In the Middle Ages, the most commonly used monetary system was based on Livre, Sou and Dernier. Which relation between them is correct?
1d = 12s = 144l
1l = 20s = 240d
1l = 60d = 720s
1s = 100l = 1000d
Which language was NOT commonly spoken by inhabitants of the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages?
At the battle of Hastings (1066) an army of Normans, led by William the Conqueror, defeated the Anglo-Saxon forces. Who actually were Normans?
Vikings from Norway
Vikings who settled in Normandy and spoke French
A mixture of Dutch, French and Spanish
How was land usually divided in the medieval 3-field system?
Actually there was no 3-field system, land was cultivated at random.
One-third of a manor's land was cultivated with wheat, one-third with barley or other crop, one-third was left for meadows. Every year the fields were rotated.
One-third of a manor's land belonged to the landowner ('liege'), one-third to the landholder ('vassal'), one-third to the church.
One-third of all farming land in a given country belonged to the crown, one-third to the church, one-third to knights.
Who was a bailiff in the Middle Ages?
A person appointed by a landholder to manage the village, fields and livestock
A priest of non-noble origin
A person who was not able to pay his/her debts
A sheriff, responsible for collecting taxes
Which animals were better for medieval farming?
Horses, as they are faster than oxen
People in the Middle Ages did not know how to use animals in farming.
None is better than the other, both oxen and horses were used
Oxen, as they are stronger than horses
Who would typically own a 100-acre piece of land during medieval times?
A wealthy knight
An unfree farmer
A poor knight or a wealthy free peasant
A poor peasant
Which language was the medieval "lingua franca"?
Which entity was ruled by Frederic Barbarossa?
the Holy Roman Empire
the Catholic Church
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