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history - Urban Society

personal revision quiz on Medieval and Early modern urban society.

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What shape can be used to define the shape of the urban social structure?
. Pyramid
. Rectangle
. Square
. Circle
Which of the following was NOT a reason for discrimination?
. Racial
. Religious
. Occupational
. Hair Colour
What other factor impacted upon people's positions within urban society?
. Economic
. Lifestyle
. Relations
. Food
Merchants, and which other group often overlapped with one another?
. Priests
. Artisans
. Brewers
. Inn Keeper
In with century were the sumptary laws aggressively re-enforced?
. 13th
. 14th
. 15th
. 16th
Which of the following groups were NOT members of the bottom rung of society?
. Priests
. Sick
. Unemployed
. Prostitutes
In the post-Black Death period, what percentage of the urban population was viewed as too poor to be taxed?
. 11%
. 50%
. 80%
. 25%
What percentage of Coventry fell into this bottom rung?
. 20%
. 50%
. 75%
. 90%
What proportion of Exeter fit into the bottom rung?
. 1/3
. 1/2
. 1/4
. 1/8
Which of the following could not be described as members of the "middling" orders?
. Lower clergy
. Doctors
. Bishops
. Wage earners
What was the average annual income of Artisans who fit into this middle category?
. £2-3
. £4-5
. £5-7
. £8-10
How much a year would a minor professional make if he were to be counted in the middle category?
. £0-5
. £5-10
. £10-15
. £15-20
Wage earners made up what proportion of urban society?
. 1/4
. 1/5
. 1/3
. 1/2
To fit into the very top level of urban society, how much would a person's property have had to value?
. more than £40
. more than £50
. more than £60
. more than £70
What percentage of the taxable population did this high-end society make up?
. 10-15%
. 40-60%
. 20-40%
. 4-6%
Which of the following phenomenon took place in the 17th century?
. rich grew richer
. poor became richer
. rich became poorer
. nothing changed
What percentage of the population were known to have more than 9 hearths in their home?
. 1-2%
. 3-4%
. 5-6%
. 7-8%
In what century did the idea of "urban gentry" develop?
. 14th
. 15th
. 16th
. 17th
What percentage of urban office holders died without male issue?
. 99%
. 66%
. 50%
. 33%
What percentage of London Alderman were matched in success by their children?
. 37%
. 73%
. 29%
. 65%
Which of the following statements is true in relation to guild membership?
. It recruited from an increasingly narrow stream
. They admitted more members
. They refused membership to under 25's
. They ejected half of their numbers by force
By which of the following ways could one NOT become a freeman?
. Marriage
. Inheritance
. Purchase
. Court injunction
What proportion of a town's population of adult men were, on average, considered free?
. 1/5 - 1/4
. 1/2 - 1/3
. 1/8 - 1/5
. 1/10 - 1/6
Which had higher status?
. Craft guilds
. Merchant guilds
Which is more true?
. People tended to rise by trade, rather than alone?
. People tended to rise by individual merit alone
. Society at this time was non-fluid.
Which century witnessed the rise of influence of country gentlemen?
. 14th
. 15th
. 16th
. 17th


 

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