The Little Ice Age and the Black Death


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The Little Ice Age_____.

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1. Why might a European monarch ruling during the early fourteenth century be concerned with the effects of the Little Ice Age?

2. Steven's family farm was devastated by the Little Ice Age, and he is looking to move his family elsewhere. He has heard of the Black Death and is afraid for his family's wellbeing. Where should he move to for the best chance of survival?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can take this quiz/worksheet to challenge themselves on their comprehension of the Little Ice Age and the Plague. Students will be asked questions on the history of the events and their causes and effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be asked questions about the following:

  • The effects of the Black Plague
  • The temperature change during the Little Ice Age
  • The time period and span of both the Little Ice Age and the Plague

Skills Practiced

If you take this quiz, you will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on
  • Defining key concepts - define key phrases correctly, including the Little Ice Age and the Plague
  • Information recall - recall information about the time period and length of both historical events
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and effects of each of these events

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more can check out the related lesson plan The Little Ice Age and the Plague. It will help students achieve these goals:

  • Define the Little Ice Age and the Plague
  • Define de-urbanization
  • Identify the causes and effects of these historical events
  • Understand the history of these events