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Timeline of the 14th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1301 until 1400?
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Last updated: February 19, 2021
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1. Who is the author of the Decameron, the book that has a number of stories and describes life in 14th century Italy?
Dante Alighieri
Marco Polo
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Giovanni Boccaccio
2. According to the legend William Tell is a 14th century folk hero from which country?
Belgium
Switzerland
Denmark
Germany
3. 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
4. What animal carried that disease and transferred it to humans?
Fleas
Mosquitoes
Dogs
Birds
5. Which English king claimed to be the King of France and that caused the Hundred Years' War?
King John II
King Charles IV
King Edward III
King Philip VI
6. How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
116 years
86 years
99 years
100 years
7. From 1309 to 1376, seven successive popes resided in which French city?
Avignon
Troyes
Strasbourg
Carcassonne
8. What was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644 following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty?
Jin
Ming
Qing
Liao
9. In which present country did the Battle of Maritsa, when the Serbs were defeated by the Ottomans, take place in 1371?
Bulgaria
Greece
Albania
Romania
10. Ibn Battuta was known for exploring Africa, Europe, the Middle East and India for 30 years in the 14th century. Where was he from?
Algeria
Egypt
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
11. Who did the Ottoman Empire fight in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389?
Hungary
Serbs
Venice
Holy Roman Empire
12. Which literary work is the story that describes Dante's view of the afterlife?
The Divine Comedy
Vitruvian Man
The Decameron
Caedmon's Hymn
13. Who is often called the "Father of Humanism?"
Francesco Petrarch
Giotto
Dante Alighieri
Leonardo da Vinci
14. Which English poet and author, widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, is best known for "The Canterbury Tales?"
Geoffrey Chaucer
William Shakespeare
Thomas More
Edmund Spenser
15. Who was the promoter of the first complete translation of the Bible into English and one of the forerunners of the Protestant Reformation?
John Wycliffe
Desiderius Erasmus
John Calvin
Willam Tyndale
16. What was the son of King Edward III known to history?
The White Prince
The Great Prince
The Black Prince
The Red Prince
17. Where is Timbuktu, the important trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route in Middle Ages?
Mali
Ghana
Egypt
Congo
18. In what wealthy and powerful Italian city did the Renaissance get its start in early 1300s?
Venice
Milan
Rome
Florence
19. Which German city was considered to be the "unofficial capital" of the Holy Roman Empire?
Ulm
Bamberg
Regensburg
Nuremberg
20. Sir William Wallace died in 1305. He was a legendary Medieval knight of which nation?
England
Wales
Scotland
Ireland
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