1- What was the purpose of chain mail?
2- Why do you think parents chose the marriage partners for their children?
3- Why did women cover their hair?
4- What was a crusader?
5- Why do you think they fostered out their children to other families? Do you think this is a good practice?
6- Describe the jobs a boy had to do before he became a knight? Why do you think they made him do that?
7- What were the five different classes of society?
8- What role did the church play in everyday life?
9- Why was the church important to people who went on pilgrimages?
10- What kind of houses did the peasants live in?
11- How did their diet compare to a wealthy person?
12- Why did they kill all their livestock before the winter?
13- How were things changing for women in the towns? Did they have it better than the girls in the manor who couldn't make any decisions?
14- Name some of the jobs in the town.
15- How did someone become a craftsmen? Was it an easy life? What profession would you pick and why?
16- Where did the craftsmen live?
17- What were the four humors of the body and why were they important?
18- Why did the girl prefer a midwife?
19- Name some of the activities that were popular? Which one would you like to do or watch?
20- Describe what you think a tournament would look like.
21- Why do you think minstrels were popular?
22- Why was the church more powerful than the king? How do you think that made the king feel about the church?
23- Why do you think building huge cathedrals were important?
24- Why was travel by sea safer?
25- Why do you think girls did not go to grammar school? If they were allowed, why was it in a convent?
26- Pick a famous person from the time period and describe why they were important?