Quiz - The Dark Ages

Did Viking women have equal rights with men?

Almost
Yes
No

Who defeated Harold Godwinson at Hastings in 1066?

King Cnut
Vortigern
William the Conqueror
Alfred the Great

Who hired mecenaries from Scandinavia?

Arthur
Constantine
Harold
Vortigern

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?

Normandy
Norway
Denmark
Saxony

Who were the English?

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

What became known as the Danelaw?

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

What was the Saxon army called?

Thegns
Wyrd
Saxon Horde
Fyrd

Who were the Rus?

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

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

Ethelred
Alfred
Harold
Cnut