Multiple Choice Questions for ‘The Middle Ages’

Below is a link to a downloadable Powerpoint file with multiple choice questionnaires for each of the 11 booklets forming ‘Learning for Memory: The Middle Ages’. These can be used as a starter activity or as a low stakes test at the end of each topic. I also recommend using the knowledge organisers for quizzing, simply by deleting the content from the boxes on the right or left column. I have tried to include plausible answers for each question, and to set questions that get students thinking about the main issues covered in the booklets, with a view to enhancing understanding, clearing up misunderstandings and helping students to retain this knowledge in their long-term memory. Correct answers are indicated with (C), which should obviously be deleted before printing out for a lesson.

Multiple choice questions: The Middle Ages

Teacher notes for ‘The Middle Ages’

Below are teacher notes to go with each booklet. They contain some suggested sentences for the sentence completion exercises, as well as various other bits and pieces. I suggest though that teachers attempt to complete the because, but and so stem sentences themselves first, before looking at these notes. It can be a bit challenging to come up with all three sentences (usually the because sentence is obvious, the but one less so), so I think it’s useful for teachers to put themselves in their students’ shoes and try completing the sentences themselves, and then comparing with the sentences I came up with in the teacher notes.

Please click on a link below to download the file as a Word document.

Teacher notes for Booklet 1 (Introduction to the Middle Ages)

Teacher notes for Booklet 2 (The Making of England)

Teacher notes for Booklet 3 (1066: Three Kings in One Year)

Teacher notes for Booklet 4 (Religion in the Middle Ages: Everyday Faith, Religious Orders and Heresies)

Teacher notes for Booklet 5 (Norman England)

Teacher notes for Booklet 6 (Religion in the Middle Ages: Church Reforms and Crusades)

Teacher notes for Booklet 7 (The Anarchy)

Teacher notes for Booklet 8 (Religion in the Middle Ages: Conflict Between Church and Crown)

Teacher notes for Booklet 9 (Medieval Kingship in England)

Teacher notes for Booklet 10 (King John and the Magna Carta)

Teacher notes for Booklet 11 (Social Change in the 14th Century)