[DOC] Test 7 - The European Middle Ages Web view6. Some common geographic features of a good site for a town in the middle ages in Europe included valleys, deserts and heavily forested land. 7. Fires and the spread of disease were constant threats in medieval towns. 8. During the Middle Ages, groups of monks began living together in monasteries and abiding by a strict code of rules. 9. European Middle Ages Quiz - Iconic Historical Photos European Middle Ages Quiz. One of the most devastating conflicts in Europe during the Middle Ages was the Hundred Years' War. Despite what the name would have you believe, this war was waged for how many years? 89 116 125 142 Correct! The Black Death is estimated to have killed around 50 million people when it tore through Europe in the 1400's.