Eyam Museum
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EYAM MUSEUM WORKSHEET No. 3

THE SPREAD OF BUBONIC PLAGUE

Look at the writing and pictures on the first seven panels to find the answers to the questions.

Tick if the answer is YES. Put a cross if it is NO.

A: The brown rat is bigger than the black rat .............................

B: The brown rat is the one that carries the fleas with the plague bacilli ......................

C: Rats themselves can die of the plague ........................

D: Fleas do not live on dead rats ...........................

E: Human beings catch the plague when they are bitten by fleas ......................

F: Human beings cannot pass the plague to each other ......................

Here are the names of three countries or places where many people died of the plague long before it came to London in 1665. Unfortunately the person who wrote the names for us got rather muddled at times. Write down the proper spelling for each name.

AND LOOK OUT FOR THE CATCH!

A: PYEGT ....................................................

B: MEOR ....................................................

C: FEODOSYA ...............................................