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History of Knights Quiz

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Knights and their families were often denoted by what heraldic type of symbol that often adorned shields or clothing on a knight's person?
Mas-des-Priz
Coat of arms
Masquerade
Sabaton

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What is the common name of the famous English knight and prince who won the Battle of Poitiers so handily in 1356 that he was able to capture King John of France and nearly end the Hundred Years' War?
The Red Eminence
Edward the Black Prince
The White Duke Ainsley
James of Blue Breton

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What is the name of the general gentlemanly moral code that knights were expected to live by?
Chivalry
The Tenfold Path
Montecalm
The Magna Carta

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What infamous knight of the Hundred Years' War is known as Bluebeard and was hunted down because of his murder of nearly a hundred children in occult rituals?
Willum de Verteforte
Gilles de Rais
Montier Hol-Half
Hector de Veille

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A number of knights in the Middle Ages wore armor made of small, interlocked metal rings. What is the name of such a type of armor?
Stud mail
Splint mail
Plate mail
Chainmail

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What knight and King of England is called the Lionheart for his courage on the battlefield, particularly during the Third Crusade?
Richard I
Ogier II
John II
Henry I

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William Wallace was a knight who gave his life to try and liberate what region from the control of the British crown?
Norway
Scotland
France
Ireland

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Which of the following terms refers to the areas of land which knights were gifted to control in exchange for their service to their lord?
Fief
Pommel
Squire
Tithe

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What is the name of the French knight who, in 1386, won the final Church-sanctioned duel to try and avenge himself on the man who assaulted his wife?
Jeanne D'Arc
Gilbert du Mannefort
Jean de Carrouges
Pierre de St. Germain

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What mythological knight and King of England made his court at Camelot and wielded the blade Excalibur?
King Arthur
Charlemagne
Lancelot
Tristan

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What is the term for the part of a knight's armor that attached to their helmet and defended their face from assault?
Mace
Cuirass
Pauldrons
Visor

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What is the name of the sainted knight who is the Patron Saint of England and is known for a mythological tale in which he slew a dragon?
St. Stephen
St. Anthony
St. Francis of Assisi
St. George

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Frederick Barbarossa was a knightly commander and ruler of what nation in European history?
History of Knights Quiz
The Byzantine Empire
France
The Holy Roman Empire
Spain

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The Knight of the Holy Sepulchre were a knightly order created in 1099 for the original purpose of guarding what city?
Barcelona
Vienna
Jerusalem
Constantinople

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El Cid was one of the knightly heroes of Spanish history known for his contributions to what prolonged military campaign that sought to liberate the country from the control of the Moorish Empire?
Perestroika
The War of the Roses
The Reconquista
The Glasnost

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The knight William Marshal was an influential figure in English history. One of his greatest accomplishments was how he helped negotiate what document in 1215 that would limit the power of kings?
The Charter of Greenwich
The Edict of Nantes
The Magna Carta
The Declaration of Independence

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Which of the following terms refers to the tournament events where knights would use lances on horseback to try and dismount each other?
Tithe
Joust
Crusade
Trial

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In 1351, as a part of the Breton War of Succession, there happened what considerable knightly clash which became famous for its chivalric displays of greatness by both sides?
The Combat of the Thirty
The Clash of the Hundred
The War of Ten
The Smiting of Fifty

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What is the term for a child between the ages of 7 and 15 who trained to be a knight by studying and assisting true knights?
A page
A fence
A lance
A saltzer

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Students and assistants training to be knights from the ages of 15 to 21 were known by what title?
A herald
A saltzer
A squire
A lance

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In many knightly orders, squires had to master what were called the Seven Points of Agilities. Which of the following is NOT one of those Points of Agilities?
Diving
Fencing
Singing
Dancing

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Joan of Arc, the knight and saint of the Hundred Years' War, was recognized as a knight because of how she helped save France's war effort reinspiring otherwise morale-less troops. Joan was called the "Maid" of what French city because she broke an English siege there?
Orleans
Nice
Paris
Versailles

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What is the term for the coverings/armor that knights would place upon their horses often bearing their colors and symbology?
Caparisons
Pommels
Flails
Stirrups

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William of Poitiers was a knight and early historian who was a vassal of William the Conqueror and recorded what famous 1066 battle where William defeated Harold Godwinson to effectively claim control of England?
The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Siennes
The Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of the Rubicon

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The first official knights are often identified as the paladin vassals of Charlemagne. Charlemagne was the king of what empire?
The Carolingian Empire
The British Empire
The Byzantine Empire
The Roman Empire

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What grandson of Charlemagne and final king of the Carolingian Empire made the titles of knights hereditary in a move that would become the norm for centuries to come?
Anthony the Round
Charles the Bald
William the Furious
James the Drowsy

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Many knights, because of their loyalty to the Catholic Church, would try to prove themselves by participating in what series of holy wars that sought to claim Jerusalem?
The Pogroms
The Crusades
The Synods
The Reconquistas

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What is the name of the part at the bottom of a sword's hilt which acted as a counterweight to help knights handle their swords more effectively?
The capall
The bludge
The pierce
The pommel

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Bertrand du Guesclin was a notable strategist and knight who allied himself with the French during the Hundred Years' War. He helped harry British forces during the war by attacking their supply lines and stalling out their attrition in a type of strategy often called which of the following?
A Fabian strategy
A Pavlovian strategy
A Candal strategy
A Rocquedale strategy

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The age of knights inspired the legendary comedy Don Quixote which was written by what quintessential Spanish author?
Cervantes
Alamonte-Verte
Dante
Aesop

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