1. The story that was told was that rat got on a ship in the Italian port of Messina. The rat carried a flea that breads the plague inside of it and from there it spread to all of Europe.
2. The author believes that fleas carried bacteria called Xenopsylla Cheopis.
3. Greek word for groin.
4. The population was fearful because it could kill somebody overnight.
5. Ring around the Rosy could relate to the Black Death because the ring showed an early sign that a blotch was about to appear on the skin. The ashes, ashes referred to a-choo, a-choo that afflicted those were infected. All fall down inevitability meant death.
6. Siena had the unfinished cathedral.
7. They thought the plague was the result of a conjunction of the planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter at PM. on March 20, 1345, which caused earth’s atmosphere to become contaminated.
8. Christians believed that God’s wrath had come because of the sinful ways of man.
9. Rats were not as common in the mountains compared to urban areas because there was less food and more predators, so the mountains would be the best way to live.
10. The Pneumonic plague was fatal in nearly all cases, and transmitted through the air by coughing and talking.
11. The septicemia plague was always fatal.
12. Fleas were so integrated into everyday life that no one suspected them to give the plague.
13. Jews were blamed for the plague and burned alive.
14. Medicine changed for the better.
15. All wages went up and people wanted to work to support themselves, they didn’t feel burdened by death and were eager to help rebuild.
17. The church could not keep their followers safe so people thought church was fake and left.