Black Death and the Silk Road

In this lesson, we will learn about what the Black Death was and how the Silk Road became responsible for spreading it across the world.

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Quiz:

Black Death and the Silk Road

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Q1.What is the definition of quarantine?

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Q2.How many days did the Italians force visitors to stay quarantined on their ships before landing?

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Q3.How did the Silk Road transport the Black Death?

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Q4.How did the Mongols help spread the Black Death?

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Q5.Why did people continue to use public baths once the Black Death hand entered their town/ village?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Black Death and the Silk Road

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the definition of quarantine?

1/5

Q2.How many days did the Italians force visitors to stay quarantined on their ships before landing?

2/5

Q3.How did the Silk Road transport the Black Death?

3/5

Q4.How did the Mongols help spread the Black Death?

4/5

Q5.Why did people continue to use public baths once the Black Death hand entered their town/ village?

5/5

Lesson summary: Black Death and the Silk Road

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