A Quiz About The Black Death

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did the plauge start?

    • A.

      1347

    • B.

      1357

    • C.

      1367

    • D.

      1557

    • E.

      1848

    Correct Answer
    A. 1347
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1347 because this was the year when the Black Death, also known as the plague, first emerged in Europe. The Black Death was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, causing the death of an estimated 75-200 million people. It started in Asia and spread to Europe through trade routes, devastating populations and causing widespread social and economic disruption. The year 1347 marks the beginning of this devastating event in Europe's history.

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  • 2. 

    How many people died?

    • A.

      15 million

    • B.

      20 million

    • C.

      25 million

    • D.

      30 million

    • E.

      35 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 25 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25 million. This suggests that a significant number of people died, possibly due to a specific event or catastrophe. The exact context or event is not provided in the question, so we cannot determine the specific cause of these deaths. However, the high number suggests a large-scale tragedy or disaster.

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  • 3. 

    When did the black death finish

    • A.

      1350

    • B.

      1349

    • C.

      1351

    • D.

      1352

    • E.

      1353

    Correct Answer
    C. 1351
    Explanation
    The black death, also known as the bubonic plague, is believed to have started in the mid-14th century and lasted for several years. While it is difficult to pinpoint an exact date for its end, historians generally agree that the worst of the pandemic subsided by 1351. This is likely why 1351 is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    The Black Death, also known as ?

    • A.

      the Bubonic Plague

    • B.

      The Pneumonia plague

    • C.

      The small pox plague

    Correct Answer
    A. the Bubonic Plague
    Explanation
    The Black Death is a historical term used to refer to the devastating pandemic that occurred in the 14th century, which was caused by the Bubonic Plague. This disease was transmitted through fleas that infested rats, and it spread rapidly throughout Europe, resulting in the deaths of millions of people. The Bubonic Plague is characterized by symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, high fever, and the appearance of black spots on the skin, hence the name "Black Death". It is important to note that the other options, pneumonia plague and smallpox plague, are different diseases and not associated with the Black Death.

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  • 5. 

    How long would you live with the black death?

    • A.

      6 days

    • B.

      1 day.

    • C.

      2-3 days.

    • D.

      3-5 days.

    Correct Answer
    C. 2-3 days.
    Explanation
    The black death, also known as the bubonic plague, was a deadly disease that spread rapidly and caused widespread death in Europe during the 14th century. It is estimated that the average person infected with the black death would only survive for 2-3 days before succumbing to the illness. The disease was highly contagious and caused severe symptoms such as fever, chills, and painful swollen lymph nodes. Without modern medical interventions, the black death was a devastating and deadly disease that claimed the lives of millions of people.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the plague was caused by fleas that were living on rats. Once the rats with infected fleas arrived in Italy, the disease quickly spread throughout the rest of Europe. Additionally, it is believed by many that the disease originated in China and was brought to Sicily by Chinese merchant ships.

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  • 7. 

    Black Death entered England

    • A.

      In 1348

    • B.

      In 1356

    • C.

      1347

    • D.

      1342

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1348
    Explanation
    The Black Death, a devastating pandemic caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, entered England in 1348. This deadly disease spread rapidly through fleas that infested black rats, which were commonly found on ships. The first recorded cases of the Black Death in England occurred in the port of Weymouth in Dorset, and from there, it quickly spread throughout the country. The outbreak resulted in a significant loss of life, with estimates ranging from 30% to 60% of the population succumbing to the disease. The year 1348 is widely recognized as the beginning of the Black Death's impact on England.

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  • 8. 

    What started the black death?

    • A.

      Flea

    • B.

      Bee

    • C.

      A pig

    • D.

      Wasp

    Correct Answer
    A. Flea
    Explanation
    The black death was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which was primarily transmitted to humans through fleas that infested rats. The fleas would bite infected rats and then bite humans, transmitting the bacteria into their bloodstream. This led to the rapid spread of the disease, resulting in one of the deadliest pandemics in history.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Roast the shells of newly laid eggs
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward III.
    Explanation
    Edward III was the king at the time of the Black Death. The Black Death was a devastating pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century, and Edward III ruled England from 1327 until his death in 1377. He was the king during the peak of the Black Death, which occurred between 1347 and 1351. Edward III's reign was marked by the challenges posed by the Black Death and its impact on the population and economy of England.

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