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Escutcheon (heraldry): Quiz


Question 1: In heraldry, an escutcheon (pronounced /ɨˈskʌtʃən/), or scutcheon, is the shield displayed in a ________.
Unofficial emblem of TurkeyRoyal coat of arms of ScotlandRoyal coat of arms of the United KingdomCoat of arms

Question 2: Other shapes are possible, such as the roundel commonly used for arms granted to ________ by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
Aboriginal peoples in CanadaFirst NationsInuitMétis people (Canada)

Question 3: The word escutcheon is derived from Middle English escochon, from Anglo-Norman escuchon, from Vulgar Latin scūtiōn-, from ________ scūtum, "shield".
Ancient RomeOld LatinLatinRoman Empire

Question 4: The escutcheon shape is based on the ________ shields that were used by knights in combat, and varied by region and time period accordingly.
Middle AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesHigh Middle Ages


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