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