Quiz - The Dark Ages

Who hired mecenaries from Scandinavia?

Constantine
Harold
Vortigern
Arthur

Who defeated Harold Godwinson at Hastings in 1066?

Alfred the Great
King Cnut
William the Conqueror
Vortigern

Who were the English?

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

Did Viking women have equal rights with men?

Almost
No
Yes

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

Ethelred
Harold
Alfred
Cnut

What was the Saxon army called?

Thegns
Wyrd
Fyrd
Saxon Horde

Who were the Rus?

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

What became known as the Danelaw?

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

Who died in 1066 without a heir to the throne?

Edward the Confessor
Harold Godwinson
William the Conqueror

From which area did the Anglo-Saxons mainly originate?

Denmark
Normandy
Saxony
Norway