The Gret Quizz of Medievale Trivia

Many knowe the basic facts about the middel ages, but how many knowe the smal bits of lore and trivia? How many knowe the straunge thinges and the particuler? The devil, thei saye, ys in the detailes, but peraventure divinitee ys also in them.

So step up and see what ye knowe of the middel ages. This is no litel quiz that shal ask yow of magna carta; nay, ich am droppinge sum hevy knowlech heere. See how deep yower grasp of lore, policye, and history shal goon! (Yet, to be fayre, this covereth nat the whole entiretee of the middel ages, but rathir what ich knowe, so yt is muchel biasid).

Created by: Geoffrey Chaucer of Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog
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  1. Who ys the mate of Chichevache?
  2. Which of thes poets is seyd to haue invented the sestina?
  3. Oon of thes kiddes ys doing hys owene thing -- which oon doth nat belong in this group?
  4. Seynt Bonaventure ys known yn Latin as...?
  5. In the writinges of the late XIth centurie, what do "the precious martyres Albinus and Rufinus" signifien?
  6. Yn the Romance of Aeneas, Aeneas is accusid of nat liking "rabbit fur" - what doth thys signifie?
  7. Who ys the animal hero of the Roman de Fauvel?
  8. Oon of thes kiddes ys also doing hys owene thing -- which oon doth nat belong yn thys group?
  9. Who was in a dreme accusid by God of being "a Ciceronian, nat a Christian"?
  10. Which of thes cam first?
  11. Yet ayein, mesemeth oon of thes kiddes ys doyng his owene thing - which oon doth nat belong yn this group?
  12. Which of thes scriptes was usid the earlieste?
  13. Yn stories, Edward III of Engelonde was spurrid by the sight of this bird to lay clayme to the throne of Fraunce...
  14. According to a scholarly joke, what ys the "dirtyest" word in the Bible?
  15. What ys the moost recent (of thes) printinge of the werkes of chaucer?
  16. Seynt Catherine of Siena ys seyd to haue receyved a wedding ring from Ower Lord made out of...
  17. The first "gothic" architecture appeared yn this place:
  18. O, mesemeth oon of thes seyntez ys also doing his owene thing -- whiche oon doth nat belong in this group?
  19. To conspiracie theoristes, it ys no secret that CAIM (an oothir spelling of Cain the morderer) ys spelled out by the firste letters of...
  20. In her booke, Margery Kempe sayeth that she did visit and speke wyth...
  21. Which of the VII liberal arts is oft represented as beatinge studentz with a rod of correcioun?

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