Quiz - The Dark Ages

What was the Saxon army called?

Thegns
Fyrd
Wyrd
Saxon Horde

What became known as the Danelaw?

The laws of the vikings
Religious rules made by the Viking invaders
The land north of Watling Street
The rules governing the Saxon mercenaries

Who were the English?

Danes
Romano-Britons
Angles, Saxons, Frisians and Jutes
Picts

Who defeated Harold Godwinson at Hastings in 1066?

Vortigern
William the Conqueror
King Cnut
Alfred the Great

Who were the Rus?

Vikings that settled in Russia
Romano-British farmers
Red headed people from Scotland
Saxon mecenaries

From which area did the Anglo-Saxons mainly originate?

Normandy
Denmark
Norway
Saxony

Who died in 1066 without a heir to the throne?

Harold Godwinson
Edward the Confessor
William the Conqueror

Did Viking women have equal rights with men?

Almost
Yes
No

Who hired mecenaries from Scandinavia?

Harold
Vortigern
Constantine
Arthur

Who defeated the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown in AD871?

Harold
Cnut
Alfred
Ethelred