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Question 1: Purpose-built prison chambers in castles became more common after the ________, when they were built into gatehouses or mural towers.
11th century10th century13th century12th century

Question 2: Donjon is therefore a false friend to "dungeon" (for instance, the game "________" is titled "Donjons et Dragons" in its French editions).
Dungeon (magazine)Variant Dungeons & Dragons gamesDungeons & DragonsPlanescape: Torment

Question 3: By association of a tower with a prison, its English meaning has evolved over time to mean an underground prison or oubliette, typically in a basement of a ________.
Hill fortFortificationCastleKeep

Question 4: In ________'s La Reine Margot, Catherine de Medici is portrayed gloating over a victim in the oubliettes of the Louvre.
The Black TulipThe Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumas, pèreThe Wolf Leader

Question 5: Imprisonment was not a usual punishment in the ________, so most prisoners were kept pending trial or awaiting the penalty, or for political reasons.
Early Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 6: ________ and Cockermouth Castle, both in Northumberland, had prisons in the gatehouse with oubliettes beneath them.
Alnwick CastleBamburgh CastleHylton CastlePrudhoe Castle

Question 7: In its original medieval usage, donjon meant a keep, the main tower of a ________ which formed the final defensive position to which the garrison could retreat when outer fortifications were overcome.
Defensive wallCastleMedieval fortificationHill fort

Question 8: Dungeons are generally associated with medieval castles, though their association with torture probably belongs more to the ________ period.
RenaissanceBaroqueWestern art historyItalian Renaissance

Question 9: An example of what might be popularly termed an "oubliette" is the particularly claustrophobic cell in the dungeon of Warwick Castle's Caesar's Tower, in central ________.
ScotlandWalesEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 10: The word dungeon is based on Old French donjon, which is derived from ________ dom(i)niōn- "property" (and ultimately dominus "lord").
Roman EmpireLatinOld LatinVulgar Latin
















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