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Medieval Times

Most important events and figures in Medieval Times
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1. What period of time is covered by the Middle Ages?
500 AD to 1500 AD
1 AD to 1500 AD
500 BC to 500 AD
1000 BC to 100 BC
2. What event signaled the start of the Middle Ages?
The fall of the Roman Empire
The fall of Constantinople
The attack of the Vikings
The crowning of Charlemagne
3. Who quickly became the dominant power in Europe when the medieval age began?
The Franks
The Vikings
The Islamic State
The Catholic Church
4. What were knights given in return for their service and loyalty?
Land
War horse
Metal armor
Gold
5. What was the subject of much of the writing during the Middle Ages?
Christianity
Romance
Mathematics
Mysteries
6. Who was the top leader in the land with the Middle age feudal system?
Lord
King
Baron
Bishop
7. What was the name of the disease that killed nearly half the people of Europe in Middle Ages?
Typhus
The Black death
Influenza
Spanish flu
8. What was the name for a powerful office within the Catholic Church to root out and punish heresy?
Reconquista
Crusade
Inquisition
Reformation
9. What is the name of the social system that dominated medieval Europe?
Socialism
Feudalism
Colonialism
Capitalism
10. What was the title of the person in charge of the Middle Age monastery?
Abbot
Lector
Head priest
Chief monk
11. When a king died, who would typically take over the throne?
Lord
His firstborn son
His wife, the Queen
Bishop
12. Who reported directly to the king and ruled large areas of land called fiefs?
Baron
Bishop
Cardinal
Lord
13. Who was the leader of the Catholic Church in a Medieval kingdom?
Bishop
Priest
Pope
Monk
14. Who wrote the novel Dracula inspired by Vlad Tepes, the 15th century Prince of Wallachia?
Mary Shelley
Shirley Jackson
Bram Stoker
Thomas Harris
15. Founded in 1088, which university was established as a center of study in law for students across Europe?
University of Cambridge
University of Coimbra
University of Bologna
University of Oxford
16. According to the legend William Tell is a 14th century folk hero from which country?
Belgium
Germany
Switzerland
Denmark
17. What famous explorer did King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella authorize an expedition for in 1492?
Christopher Columbus
Marco Polo
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama
18. Who is the author of "Le Morte d'Arthur", the book that tells the story of legendary King Arthur?
William Langland
Margery Kempe
Geoffrey Chaucer
Sir Thomas Malory
19. What was the symbol of the Crusaders?
A green helmet
A red cross
A blue sword
A yellow lion
20. Not counting the Crusade of Children, how many Crusades were there?
9
4
7
15
21. Who did Christians fight in the Crusades?
Pagans
Indians
Muslims
Jews
22. Who captured Valencia from the Moors in 1094 and is considered the national hero of Spain?
El Cid
Hernán Cortes
El Coco
Pancho Villa
23. What two religious groups fought for control during the Reconquista?
Jews and Christians
Muslims and Jews
Pagans and Christians
Christians and Muslims
24. Which city became the major city of the Islamic presence in Spain?
Seville
Granada
Malaga
Cordoba
25. Where were the Moors from?
Scandinavia
Northern Africa
Southeast Asia
Mongolia
26. Who did the Byzantine Empire constantly fight with for control over the Holy Land and the eastern Mediterranean?
Muslims
Greeks
Romans
Vikings
27. What empire split into two with the eastern portion becoming the Byzantine Empire?
Ottoman Empire
Persian Empire
Roman Empire
Greek Empire
28. What emperor brought the Byzantine Empire to its peak of power?
Leo III
Justinian I
Constantine
Valentinian I
29. What city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?
Alexandria
Constantinople
Babylon
Jerusalem
30. How long did the Byzantine Empire remain in power?
100 years
500 years
300 years
1000 years
31. What Byzantine emperor embraced Christianity and made it the religion of the empire?
Justinian I
Commodus
Constantine
Augustus
32. What marked the end of the Byzantine Empire?
The start of the Renaissance
The rise of the Russian Empire
The death of Justinian I
The fall of Constantinople
33. Which two houses in Medieval England fought for the throne in the Wars of the Roses?
Hastings and Byron
Lancaster and York
Windsor and Stuart
Tudor and Wessex
34. What war did Joan of Arc fight in?
Hundred Years' War
French Revolution
Anglo-Saxon Wars
Wars of the Roses
35. What Frankish king was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor by the pope?
Louis I
Clovis
Merovech
Charles the Great
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