Middle Ages questions This is a list of recently added questions about Middle Ages. Play Middle Ages quiz and see all the questions. When did the Siege of Paris take place?In 9th century. The Siege of Paris of 885–886 was part of a Viking raid on the Seine, in the Kingdom of the West Franks. The siege was the most important event of the reign of Charles the Fat, and a turning point in the fortunes of the Carolingian dynasty and the history of France.Created by: Ninjaihard 45% in 11th centuryin 11th century515in 9th centuryin 9th century1275in 8th centuryin 8th century623in 5th centuryin 5th century386Vikings riddles » The historical weight in the Dutch city of Oudewater was used for weighingOf people who were accused of practicing witchcraft. Between 1550 and about 1690 people accused of witchcraft were at times brought to a weigh house in order to be subjected to a "witch test" to "prove" their innocence for payment (as nobody was deemed to be a witch after this test). If a person was found to be lighter than a set weight, he or she was deemed guilty. This is similar to the use of a ducking stool.Created by: Tschuka hard 50% merchandise before it was soldmerchandise before it was sold33of people sentenced to hangof people sentenced to hang27of people sentenced to galleysof people sentenced to galleys25of people who were accused of practicing witchcraft.of people who were accused of practicing witchcraft.88the Netherlands riddles » What prevented the sea landing of Danish army during the Wolgast defence in 1148?Trebuchet firing. Trebuchet was West Slavs weapon of choice during that time and thanks to its very accurate firing they were able to stop the enemy during Wolgast's defence.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 17% unprecedented stormunprecedented storm376Wolgast's plagueWolgast's plague256trebuchet firingtrebuchet firing212underwater damunderwater dam402sea battles riddles » Who won the Battle of Hastings fought on 14 October 1066?Normans. The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England.Created by: Ninjaihard 48% CeltsCelts1075Anglo-SaxonsAnglo-Saxons1591NormansNormans3290FranksFranks872history of England riddles » What were the Frenchmen doing just before the start of the Battle of Agincourt on 25 October 1415?Eating breakfast. Frenchmen started to eat breakfast at the eyes of the tired and hungry enemy. King's Henry V army stood quietly, waiting for the Frenchmen to attack.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 35% provoking Englishmen with their naked bottomsprovoking Englishmen with their naked bottoms1657shouting curse words towards the Englishmenshouting curse words towards the Englishmen637eating breakfasteating breakfast1594celebrating masscelebrating mass545battles riddles » Who led the crusaders during the Battle of Tachov?Henry Beaufort of England . The Battle of Tachov was fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov. The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England. It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 25% Henry Beaufort of England Henry Beaufort of England 606Prokop the GreatProkop the Great503John I of MünsterbergJohn I of Münsterberg551Sigismund of LuxembourgSigismund of Luxembourg720history of Europe riddles » What was an average length of the longsword, very popular in the late Middle Ages?100 - 130 cm. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use (around 16 to 28 cm), a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1 to 1.5 kg.Created by: Ninjaihard 53% 70 - 90 cm70 - 90 cm111550 - 100 cm50 - 100 cm1678100 - 130 cm100 - 130 cm3674120 - 160 cm120 - 160 cm448weapons riddles » What is the name of the conical piece of material at the centre of a shield?Umbos are usually made of thick metal but could also be made of wood. It was originally designed to deflect blows from the centre of round shields, though they also provided a place to mount the shield's grip.Created by: Ninjaihard 44% umboumbo657targettarget226pointerpointer100antabaantaba486weapons riddles » What was the maximum range of ballista?Over 450 m. The ballista was a highly accurate weapon (there are many accounts of single soldiers being picked off by ballista operators), but some design aspects meant it could compromise its accuracy for range. The maximum range was over 450 m, but effective combat range for many targets was far shorter.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 64% over 100 mover 100 m343over 150 mover 150 m1762over 450 mover 450 m5528over 200 mover 200 m952ancient history riddles » What was the typical weight of a longsword?From 1,2 to 1,6 kg. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1,2 to 1,6 kg . Created by: Tschuka very hard 23% from 18 to 20 kgfrom 18 to 20 kg1090from 5 to 7 kgfrom 5 to 7 kg1397from 3 to 4 kgfrom 3 to 4 kg400from 1,2 to 1,6 kgfrom 1,2 to 1,6 kg903melee weapons riddles » Play Middle Ages quiz and see all the questions.