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The Black Death was also known as...

the 'Great Pestilence'

2

The Black Death spread from...

Asia

3

The Black Death spread from Asia and then through...

Europe

4

How did the Black Death spread in to Britain?

Because of trade

5

Where were the first cases of the plague in England identified?

Along the south coast

6

Why were the first cases of the plague in England identified along the south coast?

Because of the arrival of sailors

7

Between ___ and ___ of England's population were killed in the Black Death

1/3 and 1/2

8

True/False: As a result of the Black Death, in some places entire villages were wiped out

True

9

The Plague reoccurred repeatedly with more/less deaths in later centuries (after the Black Death)

less

10

The next large-scale outbreak of the plague after the Black Death was...

The Great Plague

11

When was the Black Death?

1348-49

12

When was the Great Plague?

1665

13

What was the Black Death?

Bubonic plague

14

The bubonic plague causes swellings in the...

armpit and groin

15

The bubonic plague causes sores...

all over the body

16

The bubonic plague causes high...

fever

17

The bubonic plague causes what to the head?

headaches

18

The bubonic plague was spread by...

flies and rats

19

During the Black Death people showed what type of symptoms?

Pneumonic

20

How did the Black Death show pneumonic symptoms?

It attacked the lungs and they filled with blood

21

How were the pneumonic symptoms of the Black Death spread?

By coughing and breathing germs

22

True/False: People thought that good smells caused the Black Death

False, people thought that bad smells or poisons in the air caused it

23

True/False: People thought that the Four Humours being out of balance caused the Black Death

True

24

True/False: People thought that the movement of stars and planets was of no relevance to the cause of the Black Death

False, people thought the movement of stars and planets caused the Black Death

25

People thought that the Black Death was God's...

punishment for sins

26

People thought that people of what religion caused the Black Death?

Jews

27

People tried to prevent the spread of the Black Death by purging and...

bleeding

28

People tried to prevent the spread of the Black Death by what type of prayers?

Public prayers

29

True/False: People tried to prevent the spread of the Black Death by candle lighting

True

30

True/False: People thought that trying to prevent the spread of The Black Death by going on pilgrimages was a silly idea

False, people did this to try and prevent its spread