The Black Death & The Battle Of Hastings

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Sophieanne
S
Sophieanne
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 225
Questions: 12 | Attempts: 225

SettingsSettingsSettings
The Black Death & The Battle Of Hastings - Quiz

This is a quiz about the Black Death and Battle of Hastings*. There will be multiple choice, checkboxes, true or false, fill in the blanks and 2 essay questions. There are 12 questions. Good luck!
*Note: this is a year 7 revision quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the Battle of Hastings?

    • A.

      1066

    • B.

      1606

    • C.

      1660

    Correct Answer
    A. 1066
    Explanation
    The Battle of Hastings occurred in 1066. This was a significant battle in English history that took place on October 14th, 1066. It was fought between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and the English army led by King Harold II. The battle resulted in a decisive victory for William, leading to his coronation as King of England and the Norman conquest of England. The year 1066 is widely recognized as a crucial turning point in English history.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings. This statement is true. The Battle of Hastings took place on October 14, 1066, and it was fought between the Norman army led by William, Duke of Normandy, and the English army led by King Harold II. Despite facing a well-prepared English army, William's forces were able to defeat them, resulting in the death of King Harold II and the ultimate Norman conquest of England. This victory had a significant impact on English history, leading to the Norman dynasty and the establishment of Norman rule in England.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    2 types of plauge from the Black Death are...

    • A.

      Headache

    • B.

      Bubonic

    • C.

      Pneumonic

    • D.

      Arachnic

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Bubonic
    C. Pneumonic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bubonic and Pneumonic. The Black Death, a devastating pandemic in the 14th century, was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It had two main forms: bubonic and pneumonic. Bubonic plague was transmitted through fleas that infested rats and caused painful swollen lymph nodes (buboes) in the groin, armpit, or neck. Pneumonic plague, on the other hand, affected the lungs and was transmitted through respiratory droplets. It was highly contagious and had a higher mortality rate than the bubonic form. Both types of plague were responsible for the massive death toll during the Black Death.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    The Black Death came to us from _____ in 1348. A flea would bite the rat until it _____ and then move on to a human. The flea would bite the human and _____ the ________ into the open _____. This is how the black death

    Correct Answer(s)
    spread
    vomit
    wound
    rats
    bacteria
    Explanation
    The Black Death spread through the process of fleas biting rats, then biting humans and transferring the bacteria into open wounds.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    The Black Death ended in 1350.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that the Black Death ended in 1350 is false. The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was a devastating pandemic that occurred in the 14th century. It is estimated to have started around 1347 and continued to wreak havoc across Europe and other parts of the world for several years. While the intensity of the plague decreased in the following decades, it did not completely end in 1350. The Black Death continued to have sporadic outbreaks and impact populations for centuries to come.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Some symptoms of the Black Death were...

    • A.

      Spitting blood

    • B.

      Sore throat

    • C.

      Fainting

    • D.

      Buboes

    • E.

      Death

    • F.

      Sneezing

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Spitting blood
    C. Fainting
    D. Buboes
    Explanation
    The symptoms mentioned in the question are all associated with the Black Death. Spitting blood can be a sign of severe internal bleeding caused by the disease. Fainting can occur due to the high fever and weakness caused by the infection. Buboes are swollen and painful lymph nodes that are characteristic of the bubonic plague, which was a form of the Black Death. Therefore, the answer is correct as it includes symptoms that were commonly observed during the outbreak of the Black Death.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Harold Godwinson took an arrow to the...

    • A.

      Hand

    • B.

      Eye

    • C.

      Nose

    • D.

      Belly button

    Correct Answer
    B. Eye
    Explanation
    Harold Godwinson took an arrow to the eye. This suggests that he was hit in the eye by an arrow, which would have caused significant damage and potentially resulted in his death.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    The Battle of Hastings was at a place called _____. Most people are fooled by the name and think that it was at a place called ________, but no such place ______. 

    Correct Answer
    exists
    Hastings
    Battle
    Explanation
    The statement is explaining that the Battle of Hastings did actually take place at a location called Hastings, despite some people being misled by the name and assuming it was at another place that does not exist.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The Black Death was fatal to those who caught the pneumonic plauge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. This disease was transmitted through fleas that infested rats and other small mammals. While there were different forms of the plague, the pneumonic plague was one of the most deadly. It was highly contagious and spread through respiratory droplets. Those who caught the pneumonic plague had a high mortality rate, with death occurring within a few days. Therefore, the statement that the Black Death was fatal to those who caught the pneumonic plague is true.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    What happened after the Black Death?

    • A.

      Priests prayed in thanks to God.

    • B.

      Gypsies foretold it to come back.

    • C.

      The remaining people got on with their lives.

    • D.

      Everyone became obsessed with death.

    Correct Answer
    D. Everyone became obsessed with death.
    Explanation
    After the Black Death, a devastating pandemic that killed millions of people, society was deeply affected. The trauma and fear caused by the plague led to a collective obsession with death. People became preoccupied with their mortality and the fragility of life, which influenced various aspects of society including art, literature, and religious practices. This obsession with death was a response to the immense loss and devastation caused by the Black Death, and it had a lasting impact on European culture during that time period.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Roughly explain what happened in the Battle of Hastings. 

  • 12. 

    Roughly explain what the Black Death's significance was. 

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 20, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Jun 07, 2011
    Quiz Created by
    Sophieanne
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.