Entertainment in the Middle Ages

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Entertainment in the Middle Ages.

1. What was the favorite sporting pastime of the nobility?
a. Football
b. Hunting
c. Golf
d. Wrestling
e. Boxing

2. What was a troubadour?
a. A type of gambling game
b. A traveling entertainer who played music and told stories
c. A type of musical instrument
d. A champion wrestler
e. A person who loved to hunt

3. What game that came from Persia was popular with the nobility during the Middle Ages?
a. Chess
b. Monopoly
c. Yahtzee
d. Backgammon
e. Scrabble

4. What was a hurdy-gurdy?
a. A person who dressed up at festivals
b. A fun game enjoyed by children
c. A complicated board game enjoyed by the nobility
d. A singer who traveled from town to town
e. A type of musical instrument

5. What was plainsong?
a. A song about the flat plains of Europe
b. A simple song sung by troubadours
c. A way that monks sung by chanting in a single key
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. True or False: The average peasant during the Middle Ages never celebrated, played games, or had fun.

7. What was the entertainer called who added in acrobatics and juggling to the show of a troubadour?
a. Jongleur
b. Mummer
c. Bowler
d. Hunter
e. Hurdy-gurdy

8. What days did people in the Middle Ages celebrate with games and parties?
a. Vacation days
b. Weekends
c. Festival days
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. What type of stories did troubadours usually tell?
a. Scary stories about ghosts
b. Dark stories about war and death
c. Boring stories about farming
d. Romantic stories about heroic knights
e. Religious stories about the pope

10. What were people who dressed up in disguises for festivals called?
a. Troubadours
b. Acrobats
c. Mummers
d. Jongleurs
e. Knights

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