What Do You Know About Medieval Times?

 In this quiz, we will be focusing on the Medieval times of EUROPE, and their historical aspects as well as great events and people. You may surprise yourself with what you know! Ready?
 
 
There was an architectural style that included flying buttresses, tall spires, high vaulted ceilings, and stained glass windows of Medieval Churches. What was it called?
Gothic
Gargoylean
Islamic
Victorian
 
 
The Magna Carta, also known as "The Great Charter" was signed in what country?
England
France
Spain
Italy
 
 
How could someone get the plague?
By being bitten by a plague infected flea.
They got it from drinking poisonous plague infected water.
They got it by kissing someone who had the plague.
Most people got the plague because they took few baths and had poor hygiene.
 
 
Who is credited with preserving many of the ancient Greek literary classics during the Dark Ages?
Monks in monasteries
University scholars
The royal houses of Europe
The noble class
 
 
What happened to the European Jews of the Middle Ages?
They were forced to convert to Christianity or suffer persecution
They were left to their own devices as the original people of Christ
They opened the first universities in Europe
They were respected as wise and honest people
 
 
Which number below represents 49 in Roman numerals?
XLIX
XLVI
VVICC
XXXVVVI
 
 
What was a guild?
It was a union of people who practiced the same trade.
It was a form of money worth about one dollar.
It was a religious order.
It was a type of monk.
 
 
What was the typical shape of a Medieval European cathedral?
A Cross
A Rectangle
A Pyramid
A Circle
 
 
True or False: Thanks to the knights and lords, the Middle Ages were a time of peace, laws, and safety.
True
False
 
 
What is at least one benefit to Europeans for their involvement in the Crusades?
Europeans gain technology (military) and knowledge.
Trade routes are closed to all Europe.
Islamic monarchs retreat to the edges of Asia Minor.
Millions of Muslims convert to Christianity.
 
 
In what language were church services conducted in the (Eastern) Byzantine Empire?
Latin
Greek
French
German
 
 
Why did the Muslims want the Holy Lands?
It was where Muhammed is said to have ascended to heaven to speak directly with God.
Muslims wanted to keep Christians out of their empire.
Muslim religious officials felt that Christ was a false prophet.
They wanted it because it held the land of their forefathers.
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