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Quiz about The Black Death
Quiz about The Black Death

The Black Death Trivia Quiz


A short quiz about the famous deadly disease, also known as The Plague and Bubonic Plague.

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
91,484
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
2549
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Question 1 of 5
1. The Black Death was called so because of the darkened, bruised appearance of the corpses?


Question 2 of 5
2. What is the pathogen that causes the plague? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. What is the incubation period? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. How many U.S. cases were reported in 1998? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. Is there a vaccine available?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Black Death was called so because of the darkened, bruised appearance of the corpses?

Answer: True

The blackened skin and foul smell were the result of cell necrosis and hemorrhaging into the skin. Symptoms of Black Death include fever, chills, malaise, myalgia, nausea, prostration, sore throat, and headache.
2. What is the pathogen that causes the plague?

Answer: Yersinia pestis

The disease is transmitted from rodent to flea to human.
3. What is the incubation period?

Answer: 1 to 7 days

The Plague dates back a thousand or more years B.C. In the last 2000 years, the disease has killed millions of people, maybe even hundreds of millions. Huge epidemics occurredi n Asia and Europe, including the European epidemic of 1348-1350, which killed about 44% of the population (40 million people out of 90 million). The last major plague epidemic in Europe occurred in 1721.
4. How many U.S. cases were reported in 1998?

Answer: 8

Plague still occurrs, but the availability of insecticides and antibiotics have greatly reduced the incidence. It can be treated with Streptomycin.
5. Is there a vaccine available?

Answer: Yes

Certain occupations and lifestyles carry an increased risk of exposure (hunting, trapping, camping). A vaccine is available for high-risk persons.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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