Could You Survive the Middle Ages?

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Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

How well do you know your Bible?

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What's your position on witchcraft?

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If anyone asks "What shape is the Earth?", what do you reply?

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Can you milk a cow?

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Can you collect eggs from a chicken?

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How do you know if someone has the Black Death?

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You've identified the Black Death. Now what do you do?

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Plague is in the village but you haven't spotted it yet. What do you do to keep it out of your house?

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How's your archery?

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Can you ride a horse?

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How big an area can a man with an ox plough in a day?

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You're giving birth. What one precaution can you take to ensure all parties survive?

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Who's more senior: the King or the Pope?

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You're a woman and you can read. What are some acceptable career options for you?

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What's your social rank?

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It's important to have friends in the Middle Ages. What entertaining skill might make you popular?

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The Crusades: good idea or bad idea?

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When it comes to properly addressing a lord so he won't have you hanged, what's the correct order of seniority (from highest to lowest)?

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What's the correct form of address for a bishop?

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Which of these dangerous plants is most dangerous: hemlock, stinging nettle, ivory funnel, deadly nightshade, foxglove, cobra lily?

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What's the next line?%0D"Our Father, who art in heaven%0DHallowed be thy name."

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If you don't have any armor polish, how can you stop it rusting?

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Do you know how to set a snare?

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You've cut your hand. How do you clean it without antibacterial products?

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Communication matters! How's your Middle English?

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If you could choose one feature for your house, what would it be?

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What modern convenience would you miss most?

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You've got sinus issues! What's a good substitute for Sudafed?

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You've got dysentery. How do you stay well?

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You've got bitten by a bug. What will provide relief in a world without pharmacies?

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About This Quiz

The Middle Ages were a time of superstition, war, and rapid change. Great thinkers and artists battled everything from religious persecution to plague. How would you have fared in these troubled times? Take this quiz to find out!

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