The Black Death Plague
1. What was the Black Death?
a. Another name for the Guillotine
b. A disease that killed many people in Europe
c. The name for secret soldiers in the Roman army
d. The name of the sword used by King Arthur
e. A religious cult during the Middle Ages
2. What animal carried the Black Death and transferred it to humans?
3. Where do historians think that the Black Death started?
a. In Africa
b. In North America
c. In Russia
d. In England
e. In Asia
4. What did people do when the disease started killing people?
a. They locked their doors
b. They burned down houses and villages
c. They panicked
d. They tried to run and hide
e. All of the above
5. What is the Black Death called today?
c. Bubonic Plague
e. Bird Flu
6. True or false: If you caught the Black Death today you would likely die from it.
7. Around what percentage of people in Europe during the Middle Ages died from the Black Plague?
8. When did the Black Death take place?
a. 500 to 510
b. 1066 to 1070
c. 1214 to 1314
d. 1347 to 1350
e. 1400 to 1402
9. What did some people at the time think caused the disease?
a. They thought it was punishment from god
b. That the Jewish people caused it to kill Christians
c. That pockets of bad air from earthquakes released the disease
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
10. What happened to most of the people who contracted the Black Death in the Middle Ages?
a. Their skin turned black, but they lived
b. They got horrible scars, but lived
c. Their skin turned black and then they died
d. They lost all their hair
e. They were paralyzed, but lived
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