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This quiz is designed to see what you know about life in Shakespeare's England.
1. What were described as groundlings in Shakespeare's time?
a.Clinker from the fire used to cover paths
b.Weaned piglets
c.Playgoers who stood in front of the stage
d.Trainee soldiers
2. What was a virginal?
a.A musical instrumet
b.A dance
c.A play in mime
d.A type of corset
3. Primero and gleek were played with what?
c.Large balls
4. At which time of the year did Elizabethans duck for apples?
a.All Hallows Eve
c.New year
d.Mid Summer
5. What was bombast used for?
a.To thicken soup
b.As a tinder to start fires
c.To stuff breeches and eliminate creases
d.To stiffen ruffs
6. Which was the most fashionable colour for hair at the time?
c.Jet Black
7. How much material could there be in a ruff?
a.3 yards
b.18 yds
c.6 yds
d.1 yard
8. What was manchet?
a.The trimming on a sword belt
b.A type of soup
c.A large wheat loaf
d.A course soap
9. Caudle was a hot drink thickened with what?
d.Bread crumbs
10. At what time was lunch often eaten?
11. Which vegetable was called sperage?
12. Was it polite to burp after a meal?
13. Galingale, a gingerlike root was used for what?
a.As an aphrodisiac
b.To cover the taste of tainted meat
c.To flavour wine
d.To induce labour
14. What was referred to as cheat or cockett?
a.Lentil soup
b.Dark bread
c.Barley porridge
d.Bread soaked in hot milk
15. For which condition was a roasted onion thought of as a possible cure?
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