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personal revision quiz on Medieval and Early modern urban society.
What shape can be used to define the shape of the urban social structure?
Which of the following was NOT a reason for discrimination?
. Hair Colour
What other factor impacted upon people's positions within urban society?
Merchants, and which other group often overlapped with one another?
. Inn Keeper
In with century were the sumptary laws aggressively re-enforced?
Which of the following groups were NOT members of the bottom rung of society?
In the post-Black Death period, what percentage of the urban population was viewed as too poor to be taxed?
What percentage of Coventry fell into this bottom rung?
What proportion of Exeter fit into the bottom rung?
Which of the following could not be described as members of the "middling" orders?
. Lower clergy
. Wage earners
What was the average annual income of Artisans who fit into this middle category?
How much a year would a minor professional make if he were to be counted in the middle category?
Wage earners made up what proportion of urban society?
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?
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?
In what century did the idea of "urban gentry" develop?
What percentage of urban office holders died without male issue?
What percentage of London Alderman were matched in success by their children?
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?
. 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?
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