1-Why do you think the Middles Ages began when the Roman Empire fell apart?
2- What role did safe roads, stable government and coinage have to do with being an Empire?
3- When the empire fell apart who took control of the towns?
4- What role did knights play in these feudal towns?
5- Who worked the land of the manor or demesne?
6- What two types and peasants were there and what was the difference between them?
7-Who were the Normans?
8- What do the popular names tell you about the society?
9- Why was building a large home important?
10- Name three parts of the castle and define them.
11- Why do you think the girl in this book had such a large family? What happened to her mother?
12- Why do you think the servants slept on the floor?
13- Describe the bed of the lord of the manor. Do you think others had such a grand bed?
14- Who stayed in the solar?
15- What purpose did the tapestries serve?
16- Why was salt important? If you sat closer to the salt, did it make a difference in your status in the household?
17- Name three things that would be found on the table. Have you ever tasted any of them?
18- Why do you think the kitchen was the busiest place int the castle?
19- Describe some of the activities you'd find going on in there.
20- Why do you think the girl stopped having breakfast?
21- Pick three articles of clothing and describe them. Are any of them familiar with what you wear today?