A Quiz On Medieval Europe! Trivia Facts

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A Quiz On Medieval Europe! Trivia Facts

Medieval Europe is the period of European history, which occurred from about 500 to 1400-1500 CE. It survived from the 5th to the 15th century. It started with the fall of the Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the age of discovery. Take this quiz and learn more about Medieval Europe.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Medieval Ages lasted from:
    • A. 

      500 AD-500 BC

    • B. 

      500 AD-1300 AD

    • C. 

      800 AD-1600 AD

  • 2. 
    Which of the following events marks the beginning of the "Dark Ages" in Europe?
    • A. 

      The coronation of the Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor

    • B. 

      The sack of the city of Rome

    • C. 

      The Viking raid at Lindisfarne

  • 3. 
    Which of the following gives the best description of the pagan religions of western Europe BEFORE the coming of Christianity.
    • A. 

      Pagans followed one god called Odin

    • B. 

      Pagan beliefs were similar to Christianity but rejected Jesus as a god.

    • C. 

      Pagan beliefs believed in many gods based on nature

  • 4. 
    • Spread Christianity to German pagans 
    • Built schools and libraries even for the poor to use
    • United the Franks and Germanic people  under one strong kingdom
    Who Am I?
    • A. 

      Pope Leo X

    • B. 

      Charlemagne

    • C. 

      Pepin the Short

  • 5. 
    If you were a Viking raider which of the following would be your FIRST choice as a target.
    • A. 

      Monastery

    • B. 

      Small farming village

    • C. 

      Large town without walls

    • D. 

      Castle of a wealthy Lord

  • 6. 
    Although many people believe that the word 'Viking' refers to all people in Medieval Scandinavia. The term actually refers to:
    • A. 

      Farmers

    • B. 

      Coastal sailors

    • C. 

      Pirates

    • D. 

      Hired mercenary soldiers

  • 7. 
    The Vikings 'secret weapon' that it allowed it to strike swiftly pretty much anywhere in Europe.
    • A. 

      The longbow

    • B. 

      The trebuchet

    • C. 

      The longship

  • 8. 
    One of the main reasons why the Vikings became so active in the 800s was:
    • A. 

      Charlemagne's brutal conversion of pagan's to Christianity

    • B. 

      A new ice age forced the Vikings from their homes

    • C. 

      The plague forced the Vikings from their homes

  • 9. 
    In Europe during the Dark Ages, feudalism developed out of the need for:
    • A. 

      Greater security and protection

    • B. 

      As a way to grow more food

    • C. 

      To promote trade and learning

  • 10. 
    The center of the feudal system was:
    • A. 

      The manor

    • B. 

      The town

    • C. 

      The village

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe life in a medieval castle/ manor?
    • A. 

      Dark and cold

    • B. 

      People ate, slept, and entertained in the Great Room

    • C. 

      Places where the Lord and his knights lived

    • D. 

      Filled with bright paintings and fancy furniture

  • 12. 
    What was the other purpose for a moat besides protecting the castle?
    • A. 

      A swimming area for kids

    • B. 

      A sewer

    • C. 

      A pond to raise ducks for the kitchen

  • 13. 
    Before a knight would become a knight they had to start off as a Page. Which of the following described the work of a Page? 
    • A. 

      Worked with the ladies of the house learning to dance

    • B. 

      Worked with his knight, shining his armor & serving him at dinner

    • C. 

      Worked with the monks learning to pray

  • 14. 
    What was the main purpose of the code of conduct we now call Chivalry?
    • A. 

      To teach the knight proper manners (especially at the dinner table)

    • B. 

      To teach the knight how to focus his mind through meditation

    • C. 

      To teach the knight how to become a better fighter

  • 15. 
    Which of the following rules would NOT get a peasant into big trouble?
    • A. 

      Caught hunting in the Lord's woods

    • B. 

      Caught not doing work on a holiday

    • C. 

      Failing to grind his grain at the Lord's mill

  • 16. 
    What is the name for a peasant who was not free to leave the manor or marry without the Lord's permission?
    • A. 

      Slave

    • B. 

      Serf

    • C. 

      Jounreyman

  • 17. 
    The economic system where all food and goods that the lord needed was produced on his estate is known as:
    • A. 

      Manorialism

    • B. 

      Feudalism

    • C. 

      Communism