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Castles (Grade 5)

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How is a castle different from a palace?

Castles were the homes of nobility or royalty.
  1. True
  2. False
Castles developed during which century?
  1. 8th
  2. 9th
  3. 10th
  4. 11th
The earliest castles were built out of wood.
  1. True
  2. False
What is a "motte"?
  1. A hill the castle is built upon
  2. A ditch around the castle
  3. A drawbridge
  4. A round tower
A "bailey" is the central fortified structure of a castle.
  1. True
  2. False
Motte and bailey castles were the earliest type of castle.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the central fortified structure of the castle called?
  1. bailey
  2. enceinte
  3. keep
  4. ch√Ęteau
Castles were one single building.
  1. True
  2. False
A fortified wall with a series of gaps at the top is called a                           .
The solid part of the wall between the gaps on a battlement are called "merlons".
  1. True
  2. False
All moats were filled with water.
  1. True
  2. False
Arrowslits were wider on the inside to give archers a wide range of fire.
  1. True
  2. False
Why did the shape of towers change from square to round?

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