Brain Pop: The Plague

Brain Pop: The Plague



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The Black Death spread over great distances. Label the map with the numbers 1, 2, and 3,

showing where the Black Death started (1) and moved to (2 and 3).




Put the steps of the disease in the order in which they occur.

. . . . . . . . Buboes appear on the person

. ...... Infected person dies, usu~dly within a week

. . . . . . . Flea bites a person

Flea bites the rat

.. .. . .. . Black patches and boils appear

Rat is infected

QUESTION & ANSWER How did health officials treat the Black beath?


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1 What has to happen for a disease to become a patJdemlc?

A It has to kilf one thousand people

8 It has to originate in Asia

C It has to be able t_o be transmitted from person to person

D It has to spread over a large portion of the world

2 Place the followfnq events Jn sequenee: A) The Black Death

hits chrna; 8) Plague-Infested ships lind at Messina, Italy·

C) The Black Death hlts the Middle East '

A A, B,C

B A, C, B

C B, C,A

D C,A, B

3 What was the relationship between the famine that struck

Europe to the 14th century and the spread of the Black


A famine and hunger caused more people to get sick and die

B ·The plague was spread through infected crops

C The same bad weather that caused famine caused the Black


D fmported crops from Asia caused the Black Death to spread to

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4 =~uch 1l·f fhe· population of Europe died durfnq the Black

A Between half and three-quarters

8 Between one--quarter and one--half

C Between one-third and two-thirds

D Between one·tentn and two tenths

5 Wftkh, tenn describes mtdlcal practices as they existed In

tlte 14tfJ century?

A Sophistlcated

B Modern

c Primitive

D Effective

Date: ______ _

Name:. ______________ __

Class:_______ _

6 Wbat effect did bloodltttinq have Oft pl,.ue patients?

A It made them sicker, If it had any effect at all

8 It helped the disease leave their bloodstreams

C It prevented new Infections from taking hold

D It prolonged their lives ·

7 How could people m the 14tlt century llneiJest prevtflted

the spread of pllfJUe?

A By seeing doctors more often

B By using folk remedies

C By avoiding travel

D By practlcinq basic hygiene and sanitation

8 What type of fflness Is Ute bubonic plague?

A ·A viral illness

8 A bacterial illness

c A miasmal illness

D A food,borne Illness

9 How can you ca·tcJI tilt bldlonk pl...,.?


A Bv beinq bitten by a rat

B By being bitten by a flea

C By being bitten by a mouse

D By snakln9 hands with an infected person

10 Wily were peasuts able to demand more monty and more

freedom hi the aftermath of the Bilek Dutil?

A Because there was a shortage of Jaborers

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8 Because there was a shortage Qf farmland

C Because there was a shortage of food

D Because there was a shortage of water


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