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Sports of Medieval Europe

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Which of these uses equipment called a "caman"?
  1. shinty
  2. skittles
  3. colf
  4. jousting
How is shinty similar to field hockey?
  • Answers may vary, but should include -- Like field hockey, the object of shinty is to use a stick to hit the ball into the other team’s goal.
How does shinty differ from field hockey?
  • Answers may vary, but should include -- Unlike field hockey, a shinty player is allowed to use both sides of the stick and is allowed to hit the ball in the air. Also unlike hockey, the stick may be used to block and to tackle an opponent. Players may also tackle other players with their bodies as long as it is shoulder-to-shoulder.
Which of these was the roughest sport of medieval Europe?
  1. shinty
  2. skittles
  3. colf
  4. gameball
In the middle ages, what was used for the gameball?
  1. a water balloon
  2. a ball made of cork
  3. a stuffed animal bladder
  4. a stuffed teddy bear
Why did King Edward IV ban the sport of gameball in England?
  1. He thought it was too dangerous.
  2. His half-brother Prince Charles was severely injured while playing.
  3. His wife Queen Catherine like jousting instead.
  4. The nobles wouldn't let him play.
Which of these games evolved into indoor ten-pin bowling?
  1. shinty
  2. skittles
  3. colf
  4. gameball
Where might you find a tabletop skittles game in Great Britain today?
  1. at the supermarket
  2. at the library
  3. in a pub
  4. in a church
How is colf similar to golf?
  • Answers may vary, but should include -- Like golf, the object of colf was to get a ball to some kind of target (for example, a tree, a hole, a gap in a hedge) by using the least number of hits.
Where was colf mainly played?
  • Answers may vary, but should include -- Kolf was played mainly in the low countries of Holland and Flanders.
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