You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
NOTICE: Sploofus is closing May 31st.    Click here for more details

You are here:  Home  >>  Trivia Quizzes  >>  General History  >>  “The Great Mortality”-Bubonic Plague

“The Great Mortality”-Bubonic Plague

taco24Taco24 on 03/08/2008

Editors Award Winner
Editor's Award Winner

This quiz has received an Editor's Award for excellent content. Only the most unique and well written quizzes are eligible for this award.

TheGreatMortalityBubonicPlague Photo The Great Mortality, aka the Black Death, or as it is better known today, the Bubonic Plague, arrived in Europe in the early 1340s. Some still debate the origins of the pandemic. There is evidence to suggest that it originated on the steppes of Mongolia, and traveled out of Mongolia via the conquering Mongols on horseback. Treatment of the disease by medieval physicians revealed the historic biases and general lack of medical training. Even today, we are still moved by the words of Agnolo di Tura, an Italian who returning from a plague pit where half the population of his native Siena was buried simply stated, “And I, Agnolo di Tura, buried my wife and five children with my own hands.” Indeed, no one was exempt from this malady. It was truly an equal opportunity killer which did not distinguish between the haves and have-nots. The following quiz asks questions concerning the causes and random treatments utilized in that period. Additional questions detail the economic, social, intellectual, cultural, and political results of this horrific pandemic.

Sources: The Black Death, 1348-Eyewitness to History

Decameron Web

First Science-

“Fourth Horseman “ by Andrew Nikiforuk
12 Questions

Rating:  (8.90/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging
Taken: 168 times

Share Quiz:

Quiz Leaderboard
Player: Level: % Correct: Time to Complete:
Fruityafro13 6100.00%    45.14 seconds    
Pkalvaitis 30100.00%    151.61 seconds    
Awel 8100.00%    184.30 seconds    
Larrybus 320100.00%    207.61 seconds    
Modprob 1100.00%    375.09 seconds    
Bradd 20491.67%    109.17 seconds    
Susyq 4991.67%    125.66 seconds    
Tmitsss 25591.67%    143.44 seconds    
Parsman 23891.67%    146.94 seconds    
Homeimp 20491.67%    149.34 seconds    

Comments (1)
Chong420s  (Level: 1.2)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 11:51 AM

Excellent Very informative

Related Quizzes

(no matches found)

Games by this Author

Trivia QuizOverview Of Major European Phi...

Trivia QuizOverview Of Pre-Napoleonic Tre...

Trivia QuizKing Vs Parliament

Trivia QuizNicholas And Alexandra-Part II

Trivia QuizNicholas And Alexandra-Part I

Copyright © 2003-2017 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus