John S. Ott
Portland State University
HST 354U - Early Medieval Europe, 300-1100
MAP QUIZ GUIDELINES
TAKEN IN CLASS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
To help you prepare, I will be sending out a .pdf of a map of Europe, for you to print out and practice on. This is the same blank map we will use for the quiz.
You will be asked to locate within a reasonably approximate distance the cities and topographical features below. The template I furnish you will have the rivers and mountain ranges already sketched in, along with major bodies of water. Feel free to consult any available sources to prepare for the quiz--internet, atlases, the library reference room. But, frankly, Google is probably easiest/most convenient. You will be able to refer to this page for a list of the required places/sites as you take the quiz, so you do not have to memorize the list.
For map buffs, there are excellent interactive maps of the early medieval world at Regnum Francorum Online and the Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations (at Harvard). These are well worth exploring, regardless of the quiz! However, for students preparing specifically for this map quiz, they have proven somewhat difficult to use -- so, again, I recommend Google.There will be 20 places and 100 total points awarded (5 points per correct answer). Partial credit awarded for near misses, BUT, if the city sits on a river located on our map template, then for full credit it must be placed ON the river. You should be able to locate the following on the template provided:
Antioch (modern Hatay, Turkey)
Constantinople (modern Istanbul)
Mainz (Mayence, Germany)