Monday, 25 February 2013

Anglo Saxon quiz

This week we have been studying Anglo Saxons. I have made up a quiz about it. Hope you like it!

Anglo Saxons: Are you an expert?

once the romans left Britain it was invaded by Anglos, Saxons, Jutes and Franks How much do you know about what happened next?

  1. When invading Britain,the Anglo Saxons gained Kent by

  2. Pure Force: lost a lot of their army but gained Kent!
    Cunning: attacked defenseless monasteries and towns until they had a massive amount of hostages
    Vortigern gave it to them without a fight

  3. When the Bede wrote his history, who helped him make the ink?

  4. Nobody: he made it himself.
    Gall wasps: itty bitty flying insects!
    The kings slaves: the king loved Bede's work and commanded his slaves to help him

  5. What Anglo Saxon king made a long dyke to keep away enemies?

  6. Alfred: He commanded it to built around Wessex's borders to stop vikings invading.
    Offa: to keep away Welsh enemies.
    King Redwald: It was built around his castle

  7. Which king united Britain and drove viking invaders out of half of Britain?

  8. Aethelred

  9. Anglo Saxons ruled England closest to:

  10. 20 seconds
    500 years
    600 years

  11. Anglo Saxon ink was made of

  12. Acid and Copper Water
    Water and crushed minerals such as Bornite, limestone, hematite and azurite mixed with tree sap.
    acid, flower, water and crushed minerals

  13. Which of these writers wrote about "Danegeld"

  14. Leonard Cornelius
    Charles Dickens
    Rudyard Kipling

  15. In Anglo Saxon times, shoes were made out of:

  16. leather and "holy herbs"( to protect the wearer against evil).
    sheep skin
    leather and chicken poo

  17. Anglo Saxons would eat:

  18. Squirrels, sheep brains, potatoes with honey and spices, guillemot, sheep heads and guillemot
    delicious nuts and honey

  19. Anglo Saxons invented

  20. Milleniums
    the wheel

Well, you did it! It was a challenge for you I am sure and I hope you have learnt a lot. Thankyou for doing my quiz!

Note: answers are below in the comments section.


  1. Answers:

    1. C; 2. B; 3. B; 4. B; 5. C; 6. A; 7. C; 8. C; 9. B; 10. A;

  2. Wow Jake, this is a great quiz. I'm not too keen to sit for your exam. I think I'd get a few wrong. Interesting choice of materials for their shoes. They must have had smelly feet. Love Grandad