The Black Death: Ancient History Quiz!

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The Black Death: Ancient History Quiz!

The Black Death was a ravaging global epidemic of the bubonic plague that attacked Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. The outbreak appeared in Europe in October 1347 when 12 ships from the Black Death killed more than 20 million people in Europe. If you would like to understand further about the Black Death, then this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did the plauge start?
    • A. 

      1347

    • B. 

      1357

    • C. 

      1367

    • D. 

      1557

    • E. 

      1848

  • 2. 
    How many people died?
    • A. 

      15 million

    • B. 

      20 million

    • C. 

      25 million

    • D. 

      30 million

    • E. 

      35 million

  • 3. 
    When did the black death finish
    • A. 

      1350

    • B. 

      1349

    • C. 

      1351

    • D. 

      1352

    • E. 

      1353

  • 4. 
    The Black Death, also known as ?
    • A. 

      the Bubonic Plague

    • B. 

      The Pneumonia plague

    • C. 

      The small pox plague

  • 5. 
    How long would you live with the black death?
    • A. 

      6 days

    • B. 

      1 day.

    • C. 

      2-3 days.

    • D. 

      3-5 days.

  • 6. 
    What animal caused the plauge
    • A. 

      It was carried by fleas that were living on rats. Once in Italy, it soon spread throughout the rest of Europe

    • B. 

      It is believed by many that the disease started in China, whose merchant ships brought it west, to Sicily. Near Italy

    • C. 

      It started from cows

  • 7. 
    Black Death entered England
    • A. 

      In 1348

    • B. 

      In 1356

    • C. 

      1347

    • D. 

      1342

  • 8. 
    What started the black death?
    • A. 

      Flea

    • B. 

      Bee

    • C. 

      A pig

    • D. 

      Wasp

  • 9. 
    Cures for the Black Death?which is incorrect one
    • A. 

      Place a live hen next to the swelling

    • B. 

      Roast the shells of newly laid eggs

    • C. 

      Put horse rat blood on to the swelling

  • 10. 
    Who was the king at the time of the black death?
    • A. 

      Henry II

    • B. 

      Edward III.

    • C. 

      Richard III

    • D. 

      John

    • E. 

      Edward II

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