European History : Demography

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for European History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Demography

Which event was most responsible for the decrease in Europe's population between 1300 and 1400 CE?

Possible Answers:

The Bubonic Plague

The Crusades

The Hundred Years War

Low birth rates

Emigration to the New World

Correct answer:

The Bubonic Plague


The Bubonic Plague ravaged the population of Europe between 1347-1352. Although precise statistics are not available, many estimates allege that the disease may have killed up to 1/3 of the population of Europe.

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