Quiz - The Dark Ages

Who were the English?

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

From which area did the Anglo-Saxons mainly originate?

Denmark
Saxony
Norway
Normandy

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

Cnut
Alfred
Harold
Ethelred

Who died in 1066 without a heir to the throne?

Edward the Confessor
William the Conqueror
Harold Godwinson

What became known as the Danelaw?

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

Who were the Rus?

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

Did Viking women have equal rights with men?

No
Yes
Almost

Who hired mecenaries from Scandinavia?

Harold
Arthur
Vortigern
Constantine

What was the Saxon army called?

Wyrd
Thegns
Fyrd
Saxon Horde

Who defeated Harold Godwinson at Hastings in 1066?

William the Conqueror
Alfred the Great
King Cnut
Vortigern