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History vocabulary exercise about the middle ages


How to complete the exercise on history of the middle ages exercise on the middle ages

To complete the exercise you have to find one word in each section below which does not belong in the Middle Ages in Europe. The last exercise you have to match the sections with the categories.

** HINT ** In each section there is one thing that did not exist at that time.

Exercise Middle Ages

Section 1
Iron bridge
Dungeon
Hut
Drawbridge (a bridge that goes up and down)
Tapestry
Castle
Gothic cathedral
Walled town
Moat
Thatched roof (made of straw)
Section 2
Jousting/tilting (fighting on horseback with long sticks)
Tennis
Darts
Marbles
Dog fighting
The Crusades
Falconry (hunting with birds)
Football
Skating
Bear baiting
Skittles (similar to ten pin bowling) Wrestling
Chivalry Chain mail (armour made from linked metal hoops)
Section 3
Mine Bow and arrow
Cannon
Rifle
Cavalry
Siege engine
Mercenary
Section 4
Apothecary (similar to a modern pharmacist)
Tinker
Minstrel
Serfs
Accountant
Baron
Tenant
Farmer
Mason
Glassblower
Blacksmith
Troubadour Guild
Apprentice
Merchant
Eunuch
Landed gentry
Potter
Carpenter
Bricklayer
Rat catcher
Section 5
Chastity belt
Dowry
Veil
Bra burning
Section 6
Monastery
Pilgrimage
The Inquisition
Astrology
Excommunicate
Evangelical Christians
Nun
Section 7
The Black Death (= bubonic plague)
Humours
Herbal cure
Leech
Antibiotics
Section 8
Mead (a kind of wine made from honey)
(Wild) boar
Rabbit
Poll tax
Banks Government monopolies
Potatoes
Black pudding (= blood sausage)
Fasting
Salt tax Cheques
Tax farmer
Section 9
Palanquin
Horse and cart
Toll gate
Steam engine
Inn
Sailing ship
Section 10
Torture
Ordeals Witch trials
Branding
Mutilation
The rack The ducking chair
Poaching
Corporal punishment
The electric chair
Section 11
Lute
Dancing bears
Piano
Passion plays (religious drama)
Trumpet
Flute

Exercise 2 Middle Ages

Match the eleven sections with the categories in the list below:

  1. War
  2. Transport
  3. Law and order and crimes
  4. Food and drink Health and disease Religion
  5. Women and marriage
  6. Professions, trades and social classes
  7. Buildings and architecture
  8. Music and entertainment
  9. The economy
  10. Sports and games

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