Quiz: Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Medieval Science Quiz
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Medieval Science Quiz
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About This Quiz

Did anything vaguely scientific happen in the Middle Ages? Take this quiz to learn how we got through a dark period of history while trying to figure out how the sun was revolving around us, anyway.

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What equine invention was NOT invented during medieval times?
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What everyday object was first invented in the medieval period?
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What was a broad role of science in medieval culture?
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What great medieval scientist was NOT a Catholic bishop?
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What medieval thinker was the first to write down a recipe for gunpowder?
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While we usually think of Europe when we talk about medieval times, what Islamic norm was first introduced to the rest of the world in the Middle Ages?
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What source of learning was introduced in the Middle Ages?
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What crop rotation system was used during the Middle Ages?
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What medieval farming invention was a lifesaver for those trying to grow crops in dense, clay soils?
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Avenzoar was a Muslim physician. What procedure did he first perform experimentally?
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Avenzoar wasn't the only trailblazing physician in the Middle Ages. What did Muslim surgeon Al-Zahrawi bring to the surgery table?
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What invention -- somewhat surprisingly -- came after the invention of the mechanical clock?
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People in the Middle Ages loved their iron. What was NOT a medieval invention to make iron production much easier?
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Readers can thank the Middle Ages for this invention:
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What medieval creation changed the history of art?
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What famous razor was first invented in the Middle Ages?
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Let's be fair: There was some science in the medieval ages that was straight-up bunk. What was one reason some in the Middle Ages pursued the field of alchemy?
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The plague brought us what restrictive medical practice?
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Middle-schoolers have no reason to thank Middle-Agers. What medieval discovery haunts their days?
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