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Château: Quiz


Question 1: If there were any trace of doubt that the Roman villas of ________ evolved into fortified self-contained châteaux, the wine-producing châteaux would dispel it.

Question 2: A château is supported by its terres (lands), composing a demesne that renders the society of the château largely self-sufficient, in the manner of the historic Roman and Early Mediæval ________ system, (cf.
SkyscraperVillaApartmentNew town

Question 3: Where clarification is needed, a fortified château (that is, a ________) is called a château fort, such as Château fort de Roquetaillade.
CastleKeepHill fortFortification

Question 4: In the city of Paris, the original châteaux that were the ________ (fortified) and the Luxembourg (originally suburban) lost their château etymology, becoming “palaces” when the City enclosed them.
LouvreTuileries PalaceLouvre PalacePavillon de Flore

Question 5: Moreover, in other French-speaking European regions, such as Wallonia (________), the word Château is used with the same definition.
DenmarkUnited KingdomBelgiumSpain

Question 6: There are many estates with true châteaux on them in ________, but it is customary for any wine-producing estate, no matter how humble, to prefix its name with "Château".
BordeauxSaint-ÉmilionBarsac, GirondePessac

Question 7: The ________ (Vallée de la Loire) is home to more than 300 châteaux.
BordeauxStrasbourgLoire ValleyLyon

Question 8: It is not used in the same way as "castle", and most châteaux are described in English as "palaces" or "________" rather than "castles".
BuckinghamshireEnglish country houseStowe HouseBlenheim Palace

Question 9: The open villas of Rome in the times of Pliny the Elder, ________, and Emperor Tiberius began to be walled-in, and then fortified in the 3rd century AD, thus evolving to castellar “châteaux”.
LivyAugustusGaius MaecenasRoman Emperor


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