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Medieval Queez

Since I have been behind, and am not going to get timely any time in the foreseeable future, allow me to
GET MEDIEVAL ON YOUR (_|_)

A motte is:

Dummy used in jousting practice
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The mound a castle was built on
2(66.7%)
Type of tonic used to treat fevers
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Puff pastry layered with almond paste
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Untipped lance used in jousting practice
1(33.3%)

A masked, costumed pantomimer that went from house to house dancing and playing dice.

What war impliment was very effective in battering a hole in a defensive walls because it was driven by counterpoint, so that it had precise aim, over and over, and could land a heavy missile on the same target? It's first recorded use Europe was in Italy during the twelfth century.

To get out of military service, what did a vassal pay to his lord?

What was the commonplace name for a room served to serve ale, wine, and mead?

A Donjon is:

a spicy mustard lavishly spread on meats to conceal the taste and odor of slight spoilage
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Medieval instrument akin to the trombone
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Belt with tassels that a Lady wore around her hips
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Another word for the inner stronghold od a castle
2(100.0%)
The slogan on the Lord's family crest.
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What is the word for the blow struck on a man's shoulder with a sword in the knighthood ceremonies common to northern Europe during the late Middle Ages?

When referring to a garderobe, one is speaking of what part of the castle?

What was the word for the dummy often employed to help in honing a knight's targeting with a lance in the mid/late Middle Ages?

From the Latin 'scutum' meaning 'shield', what word describes the payment a vassal could offer to escape millitary service to his leige lord?

What vegitable was often promoted as leading to an improvement in eyesight?

This Christian heresy, which stated that only the most saintly individuals could belong to the church, originated in North Africa in the fourth century A.D. By what name was this key heretical belief system known?

Leo I, aka 'the Great', reigned from 440 to 461. For what deeds did he gain his title and fame?

He negotiated sucessfully with Attila the Hun
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He formalized the vestments of priests, bishops, cardinals, and the office of the Pope, thereby changing Catholic attire for over the next seven centuries
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He spoke and wrote in 42 different languages
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He negotiated sucessfully with Genseric the Vandal
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He formulated the process by which people could pay to get the soulds of loved ones out of purgatory and in to heaven
1(33.3%)

1="A serf could have puzzled this out.", 5="What ho - some challenge in the battle!", 10="Ealdorgedæl!"

Mean: 6.00 Median: 6 Std. Dev 0.82
1
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2
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3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(33.3%)
6
1(33.3%)
7
1(33.3%)
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0(0.0%)
9
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10
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Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
lengjade
Oct. 28th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC)
*cringe*
well, i'm embarassed--i should have known a lot more of those

my only complaint is that you didn't mention what Leo I reigned over--was he a pope? a king? too many leos, not enough time... =]
delascabezas
Oct. 29th, 2003 05:41 am (UTC)
mhm
i did lack in that arena, true - however, i gave years of reign as well as his title.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&safe=off&q=leo+I+%28the+great%29&btnG=Google+Search

=)
grimbil
Oct. 29th, 2003 06:11 am (UTC)
so do you expect us to google for these answers or know them off the tops of our head? If you come up with these off the top of your head, you are a smart smart man and I'm a big dummy. I know some w/o googling, but sheesh
wangch61
Oct. 29th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
i usually answer off the top of my head....right or wrong...i think google takes the fun out of it
delascabezas
Oct. 29th, 2003 10:39 am (UTC)
i don't expect everyone to get all the stuff off the top of thier heads, especially since some of the topics of my quizzes are kinda wierd. in this case in particular, i threw the leo i out there as a tough grab for any of the mideival elitists, but with the details i gave (and did not give, as was pointed out) then i figured that would make it about even.

not trying to come across like a sassy pants - just sayin.

amybe i;ll start throwing in a second rating - how many did you google, and factor that into my rating system.

this was supposed to be a hard one with very specific questions, but i fucked that up by asking the same question twice... go me!
lengjade
Oct. 29th, 2003 10:58 pm (UTC)
i kinda liked getting the same question right twice, truth be told

you should make quizzes easy earlier in the week, and harder as they go on... like the one in the paper. =]
delascabezas
Oct. 30th, 2003 05:30 am (UTC)
heh
if i was getting paid to produce this shit, i prolly would! as it ishowever, you have to contend with my erratic tendencies.
lengjade
Oct. 30th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
Re: heh
in the immortal words of scrooge: bah, humbug. =]
delascabezas
Oct. 30th, 2003 08:57 am (UTC)
semantics
i think "longstanding" is much more apt than immortal - our race is eventually going to go blooey - at that point, scrooge's words will be lost forever.
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