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Black Death

Learn about the cause, spread and impact of the Black Death

What years during the 14 century was the Black Death raging through Europe? 1347 - 1350
What were the things that spread the Black Death from animals to people? Fleas
How did the Black Death Spread from Asia to Europe? Trade routes
Why were people so susceptible to the Plague overcrowding, poverty
Why did the Plague spread so quickly in towns and cities? crowded conditions
What are the three types of Plague? Bubonic Plague, pneumonic plague and Septicaemic Plague
What percentage of people did the Black Death kill? 30 - 50%
What impact did the Black Death have on the church? reduced the number of people that went to church and killed lots of priests.
Identify 3 ways that people tried to treat the Black Death. Flagellants, bloodletting, lancing the buboes
What were some of the immediate effects of the Black Death Not enough people to bury the dead, Crops failed because there weren't enough people to harvest them.
How did the Black Death effect workers? They could ask for higher wages because there weren't as many people.
What was the main form of art that related to the Black Death called? Danse Macarbre
What do rats have to do with the spread of the Bubonic Plague? they carried the fleas
Created by: deb johns