WONDER #2454: Why Did Plague Doctors Dress Like Birds?

Question 1 of 3

The plague doctor uniform was designed by ______________________.

  1. Louis Pasteur
  2. King Henry VIII
  3. Charles de Lorme
  4. Hippocrates

Question 2 of 3

What caused plague doctors to put herbs and flowers in the beak of their masks?

  1. They wanted to smell good when they visited their patients, so they burned roses and mint in their masks.
  2. They believed the plague spread through bad-smelling air, so they thought the herbs and flowers would protect them.
  3. They preferred the smell of herbs and flowers to the smell of other plants.
  4. They believed the herbs and flowers had magical powers.

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. what the plague doctor uniform looked like and why they wore it.
  2. the best time to go to the Carnival of Venice.
  3. how fleas and rodents added to the Black Death.
  4. what to do if you think you might have the plague.

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