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Which is NOT a function of castles as expressed in the text?
Castles served as symbols of power.
Castles served both offensive and defensive purposes militarily.
Castles were places where knights would keep their best horses.
Castles were important social centers in medieval England.
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Which of the following best describes the main idea in paragraph TWO?
It describes how and why William the Conqueror took control of England.
It shows how Norman lords were often scared and frequently retreated.
It details all of the purposes that English castles served.
It explains why castles were first built in England and the military purposes they served.
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Which best explains why the original castles were first made from earth and timber?
Wooden castles were prettier than dirty stone castles.
People did not realize how weak wooden castles would be against fire.
It did not occur to people to build castles out of stone.
It takes a lot more time and energy to build a stone castle.
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Which statement is FALSE according to the text?
Palaces are designed for luxury and fortification.
Fortresses are designed for fortification, not luxury.
Palaces are designed for luxury, not fortification.
Castles are designed for luxury and fortification.
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Which best explains why wooden castles were converted to stone castles.
Stone castles offer better defense.
Wooden castles take a long time to build.
Wooden castles are uncomfortable.
Stone castles stay cooler in the summer.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your argument completely.
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Which best describes the structure of the text in the fifth paragraph?
Chronological order
Order of importance
Cause and effect
Compare and contrast
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Which is NOT described in the text as an improvement in castle defenses?
Deep ditches dug around the castle walls filled with water and waste
Windows and entrances raised off of the ground floor
Towers attached to the main castle by wooden bridges
Multiple castle walls providing layers of defenses
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Which best explains how gunpowder ended the role of traditional castles?
Artillery forts with large cannons became more stylish than traditional castles.
Wars were fought with guns and hiding in castles was no longer necessary.
Defending castles grew difficult, since attackers could just shoot castle defenders.
Cannons were able to knock down stone walls, so castles offered little protection.
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Which title would best describe the content of this passage?
Fancy Living: Learning about Castles, Palaces, and Fortresses
William the Conqueror: Bringing Castles to England
A Short History of Castles: The Rise and Fall of Castles in England
Defending the Castle: Technologies Used to Protect Medieval Castles
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Which of the following is an opinion?
It is unfortunate that castles no longer serve their original purposes.
Stone is more resistant to fire than wood.
Castles were used as offices of administration during the Middle Ages.
William the Conqueror built the first castles in England.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your answer.
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