Statistics for The 7th and 8th Century

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  • The average score is 16 of 19

Answer Stats

Year Description Answer % Correct
c. 770This disease "leaves" Europe. It will reappear with a vengeance around 1350.Black Death
99%
793These northern sea people raid the British Isles for the first timeVikings
99%
663According to legend, this Japanese volcano's summit is reached for the first timeMount Fuji
97%
691Wu Zetian becomes the first and only Empress of this countryChina
95%
722The "reconquista" begins in this country. It would end 727 years later with
the fall of the Emirate of Granada.
Spain
95%
800This Frankish ruler is crowned Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas DayCharlemagne
93%
762The Abbasid Caliphate founds this capital on the Tigris RiverBaghdad
93%
629This Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca is held for the first timeHajj
92%
632Mohammed dies in this cityMedina
90%
c. 700This Chinese city, then known as Chang'an, is the largest city in the world
with a population of about 1 million (HINT: starts with X)
Xi'an
90%
697The first doge is elected in this Adriatic republicVenice
89%
717–718The Umayyad Caliphate besieges this largest and most important
of Christian cities - but fails to capture it
Constantinople
88%
609This Roman building, originally a temple to all gods, is transformed into a churchPantheon
88%
691This Islamic shrine is completed on Jerusalem's Temple MountDome of the {Rock}
87%
601St. Augustine becomes first archbishop of this English cityCanterbury
86%
600sThis foot rest for horse riders spreads to Europe, making mounted knights
more effective, and potentially bringing about feudalism
Stirrups
73%
639Arabs conquer this country, the "bread basket" of the Byzantine EmpireEgypt
70%
708This small island, today one of France's biggest tourist attractions, is fortifiedMont-Saint-Michel
51%
732Charles Martel's victory at this battle ends Arab encroachment into FranceBattle of {Tours}
45%

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