MedievalEuropean Geography Quiz.


European history requires some knowledge of European geography and so there will be map-based questions in your exams. For this assignment atlases are available in Library Reference Room of the Library. Other geographical information can be gathered from the Encyclopaedia Britannica or Encyclopedia Americana which open each article on a country with an account of its geography.

1. City.
Mark these cities on Map I below with a dot (write the city's name next to the dot). These were all important cities in the classical period or the middle ages. Next to the name of each city indicate in which modern country it is situated.




1. Paris

2. Rome

3. London

4. Marseilles

5. Constantinople

6. Lyon

7. Toledo

8. Venice

9. York

10. Jerusalem

11. Avignon

12. Barcelona

13. Florence

14. Assisi

15. Alexandria

16. Cordoba

17. Athens

18. Ephesus

19. Bologna

20. Mainz


2. Physical Geography.

Mark on Map 2 below the locations of the following mountain ranges, rivers and islands. For Mountains use this symbol, for rivers use a line, and with the islands write the name of the island next to it.

Mountain Ranges:
1. The Pyrennees
2. The Appennines
3. The Alps
4. Massif Centrale
5. The Carpathians

6. The Rhine
7. The Danube
8. The Po
9. The Elbe
10. The Seine
11. The Thames
12. The Nile
13. The Tagus

14. Sicily
15. Ireland
16. Sardinia
17. Great Britain
18. Corsica
19. Cyprus
20. Crete
23. Majorca
24. Shetland

3. Regional Names.

Most modern states did not exist in the middle ages, for instance there was no `France' or `Germany' in the modern sense. `Italy' was not a united country unitil 1871. These terms were used, however, although somewhat vaguely. On this final map then indicate the approximate areas meant by the following names.

1. France
2. Germany
3. Italy
4. Spain
5. England
6. Denmark
7. Flanders
8. The Holy Land
9. Egypt