History Quiz: Medieval Edition! 92% Of Americans Fail

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Are you a medieval history scholar? Prove it!

Game of Thrones buff? How much do you know about Medieval history, culture and people? Take this quiz to see how well you score!

 Jun 09, 2018

1 of 18Pick the correct answer!

How many wives did King Henry VIII have?
Just one
Six
Twelve

2 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What animal helped spread the plague?
Rats
Dogs
Cats

3 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was the major event of Medieval times?
The discovery of the wheel
The discovery of the New World
The Crusades

4 of 18Pick the correct answer!

The social system or government system of exchanging land for service was called what?
Communism
Feudalism
Socialism

5 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was the piece of land that a lord gave to a vassal called?
Fief
Homestead
Acreage

6 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was a favorite target of the Vikings when they raided Europe?
Forests
Monestaries
Horse troughs

7 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which city did the Medicis rule?
London, England
Berlin, Germany
Florence, Italy

8 of 18Pick the correct answer!

From where did the Vikings come?
Hungary
Germany
Scandinavia

9 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What does Charlemagne's name mean?
Charles the Great
Charles the Lesser
King Charles

10 of 18Pick the correct answer!

At the center of a medieval castle, surrounded by walls and moats was a tall tower called what?
Draw-bridge
The Keep
Turret

11 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What disease took out half the population?
Consumption
The Black Death/ Plague
The Red Death

12 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was another name for stew?
Pottage
Gruel Mix
Tinky

13 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was the purpose of gargoyles?
Just for decoration
To scare invaders
They were part of a drainage system

14 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which English king was known for beheading his ex-wives?
William the Second
Henry the Eighth
Henry the Sixth

15 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Beowulf, one of the oldest medieval sagas to have survived, is written in what language?
Latin
German
Old English

16 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which of these Shakespearean rulers was a real medieval king?
Cymbeline
Macbeth
Pericles

17 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Empress Irene was one of the few women to govern during the medieval period in the _____.
Byzantine Empire
Holy Roman Empire
Frankish Empire

18 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which two countries fought The Hundred Years' War?
France and England
Spain and Italy
Germany and Spain
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