Anglo Saxon History Test Quiz!

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 160

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  • 1. 
    England's political influence in the American government can be traced back to what document?
  • 2. 
    _______________ is known as the "once and fututre king."
  • 3. 
    When the Romans left England in 409 A.D., which non-Christian group invaded from the Continent?
  • 4. 
    ______________ unified the Anglo-Saxons against the Danes' invasion, thus creating a line of kings that lasted until William the Conqueror's invasion in 1066.
  • 5. 
    Anglo-Saxon life was dominated by:
    • A. 

      Industry

    • B. 

      Warfare

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Poetry

  • 6. 
    The heroic narratives told in the Anglo-Saxons communal halls were recited by skilled storytellers called:
    • A. 

      Warriors

    • B. 

      Lords

    • C. 

      Bards

    • D. 

      Monks

  • 7. 
    The rhythmical pause between two halves of a line is a:
  • 8. 
    "Foamy-throated sea stallion" is an example of:
  • 9. 
    The principal works of learning were written by the monks in what language?
  • 10. 
    The stories told by Anglo-Saxons are often ______________ in tone because the Anglo-Saxon life is fleeting, or transient.
  • 11. 
    The Celtic religion was known as _________, meaning "spirit" in Latin.
  • 12. 
    The poets were accompanied by a ________, which helped maintain the rhythm of the poems.
  • 13. 
    The __________ were the intermediaries for the Celts, performing religios ceremonies.
  • 14. 
    The name Wednesday comes from ________________.
  • 15. 
    Thor was the Norse god of __________ and _____________. His symbols were the _____________ and ________________.
    • A. 

      Hammer

    • B. 

      Lightening

    • C. 

      Thunder

    • D. 

      Twisted cross

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 16. 
    The dragon, a symbol of death, was considerd a guardian of ____________.
  • 17. 
    The treasure found at _________________ is indicative of Anglo-Saxons refinement and sophistication.
  • 18. 
    Loyal dependency was a structure of life that helped to maintain a sense of security and the close relationship between leader and followers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    King Alfres, by instituting the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, caused the ___________ language to gain respect as a language of culture.
  • 20. 
    Even though the bards were extremely popular at parties, their contribution to Anglo-Saxon society was minimal at best
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False