Super awesome Early Medieval trivia challenge 2014
Super-Awesome Early Medieval Trivia
XIII questions: 21 possible points up for grabs!!!
a) Who wrote the Historia
b) Who wrote Historia Francorum?
(each worth 1 point)
What was the name of the Roman
Province taken over by Clovis and the
Name one barbarian tribes who
crossed the FROZEN RHINE RIVER.
Bonus: on what day did this occur?
Bonus 2: name a second barbarian
(each bonus worth ½ point)
According to Christian tradition, the
Roman Church was founded by what
two apostles? (1/2 pt. each)
Bonus (1. pt) : name the Roman
Bishop who confronted Attila the Hun.
What was the capital of Italy after its re-
conquest by Justinian and the
Bonus: (1/2) What was the capital of
Italy under the Ostrogoths (before the re-
Bonus 2 (1/2 point): where is this city?
(draw a map of Italy)
What was the name of the man sent
by Gregory the Great to convert the
A. St Patrick
B. St Augustine
D. St Columba
What are the first 4 Caliphs after
Mohammed referred to in the Islamic
What was the name of Justinian’s
most successful general?
Bonus (1/2 point each): name 2
victories he achieved
What empire (and enemy of Rome)
had a revival under the Sassanids
based on their new capital at
What was the name of the dynasty
that Clovis belonged to?
Bonus: (1 point): what was the name
of the dynasty that came to replace
that of Clovis?
This barbarian group was opposed by
Stilicho until his murder. They were
ultimately successful in sacking Rome.
BONUS: Name their leader
BONUS 2: Name the region these
barbarians eventually settled.
(Bonus = ½ point each)
Who participated in the Battle of
(Two answers: 1/2 point each)
Bonus: what was the battle over?
Name the Visigothic king who
converted to Catholic Christianity.