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Castles (Grade 5)

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Castles

1. 
How is a castle different from a palace?



2. 
Castles were the homes of nobility or royalty.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Castles developed during which century?
  1. 8th
  2. 9th
  3. 10th
  4. 11th
4. 
The earliest castles were built out of wood.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
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
6. 
A "bailey" is the central fortified structure of a castle.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Motte and bailey castles were the earliest type of castle.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
What is the central fortified structure of the castle called?
  1. bailey
  2. enceinte
  3. keep
  4. ch√Ęteau
9. 
Castles were one single building.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
A fortified wall with a series of gaps at the top is called a                           .
11. 
The solid part of the wall between the gaps on a battlement are called "merlons".
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
All moats were filled with water.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Arrowslits were wider on the inside to give archers a wide range of fire.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Why did the shape of towers change from square to round?



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