Gothic Trivia Quiz

Gothic Trivia Quiz

created by cidraon on May 202142 yrs old, Markaryd, Kronoberg, Sweden
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Most Europeans (and therefore many Americans) have a little Gothic ancestry but try their best to forget it and stay ignorant of their forefathers' mistakes in order to be able to repeat them, as Procopius would say, "for no good reason".
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1. Our main source of information about the Goths in Roman iron age is Jordanes, who wrote their history De origine Actibusque Getarum. Who were his main sources?
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2. In De Origine Actibusque Getarum — "Getica" for short — he tells us one of the first events that happened to the Goths in known history was that a group of them emigrated. Which statement is almost certainly true?
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3. Most of the Gothic corpus of literature consists of a single genre. Which one?
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4. Most of the manuscripts written in Gothic were erased and overwritten with new text in a different language in the middle ages when the Goths were no longer influential. What do we call such a manuscript?
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5. One very precious book was mostly preserved without erasure: Codex Argenteus, written ca year 500. We do not know where it was between 500-1500, but where was it later in the 16th century?
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6. At least two Gothic bishops were present at the Council of Nicea, year 325, when the Nicene declaration was adopted. Who were they?
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7. More famous is a later bishop by the name of Wulfila, who is credited with having made the first complete translation of the bible into Gothic. Wulfila's beliefs are known to us through the writings of one of his friends who was bishop in Durostorum in present-day Bulgaria. What's his name?
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8. Probably the most famous Gothic king is Theodoric, who ruled the Western part of the Roman Empire for a while. He was educated at the court of a Byzantine emperor. Who?
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9. Another leader among the Goths was named Pitzas. Where did he lead his merry men to battle?
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10. What made king Thiudahad's rule of Italy so disastrous?
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11. The Gothic alphabet and futhark contains a letter which corresponds to the spelling "th" in English words. What is it called?
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12. The roof of Theoderic's mausoleum, in Ravenna, consists of a single block of stone. How much does it weigh, approximately?

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