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The Black Plague Quiz

Answer these general knowledge questions about the Black Plague.
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Quiz by Macaco
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Last updated: June 26, 2016
First submittedJune 26, 2016
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During which century did the biggest outbreak of black plague take place?
14th Century
The world population did not reach its pre-plague levels again until which century?
17th Century
The plague is thought to have originated in central ____
Asia
Via which ancient trade route did the black plague travel to Europe?
Silk Road
Which insect, which lived on rats, is responsible for spreading the plague?
Flea
Another name for the Black Plague (1st alphabetically)
Black Death
Another name for the Black Plague (2nd alphabetically)
Bubonic Plague
In 1347, the Mongol army was laying siege to which Crimean port city when it hurled bodies dead from the plague over the city walls with the aim of infecting its inhabitants?
Kaffa
To which country did traders then spread the plague via ship?
Italy
What is the name for a swollen, inflamed lymph node in the armpit or groin that was caused by the plague?
Bubo
What is another name for the above?
Gavocciolo
The "Miasma Theory", the most widely accepted theory at the time, held that the black plague was caused by bad ___
Air
The king of which country blamed the conjunction of three planets in the heavens for causing the bad ___ above?
France
The idea of quarantine was established in which Croatian city in 1377 after continuing outbreaks?
Dubrovnik
What is the scientific name for the pathogen that caused the Black Plague?
Yersinia pestis
Another form of the plague, which affects the lungs, is called what?
Pneumonic Plague
The third, least common form of the plague, which causes purple skin patches and has a mortality rate of nearly 100%, is called what?
Septicemic Plague
Which artist brothers of Siena were victims of the plague?
Lorinzetti
There were many attacks against which ethnic group, which was often blamed for causing the plague?
Jewish
Which condition, the localized death and decomposition of body tissue, is also a common symptom of the plague?
Gangrene
The most recent large global outbreak of plague took place in which country from 1855-1959?
China
50 people died in 2006 during an outbreak of plague in which African country?
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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level 62
Jun 26, 2016
Can you remove the yellow box feature for this quiz? I find it unnecessary for these types of quizzes. Or at least give me credit for putting Bubonic plague on the first one of the "Another name for the disease" question instead of actually having to type "Black Death"
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level 62
Jun 26, 2016
Also, no credit for DRC?
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level 44
Jun 26, 2016
I put the yellow box on this quiz so #10 "bubo" wouldn't be filled in when "bubonic plague" was guessed. I changed the hints a little to fix the problem with the two different names.