How Much Do You Know About Anglo-Saxon Period? Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Anglo-Saxon Period? Quiz

How much do you know about Anglo-Saxon Period? Anglo-Saxons are a group of Germanic tribes that invaded Europe and settled in arable lands for their food in the 5th century. They introduced different languages to Europe during this time. This is our first quiz, covering last week's lecture on the Anglo-Saxon Period. Give it a try and see how much you understood from class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the historic dates for the Anglo-Saxon period? (Note: do note write "AD" or "CE," just the numbers and hyphen. E.g. 1300-1500)
  • 2. 
    What is the traditional date for the conversion of the English to Christianity? (Again, just right the precise #)
  • 3. 
    How many manuscripts of Caedmon's Hymn have survived?
  • 4. 
    Generally speaking, Old English poets like to have their poems rhyme.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Who commands Caedmon to sing in his dream?
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      Angel

    • D. 

      Nun

  • 6. 
    What famous Anglo-Saxon historian records the story of Caedmon's Hymn? (one word)
  • 7. 
    What is the title of the history in which Caedmon's story appears?
    • A. 

      The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

    • B. 

      Ecclesiastical History of the English People

    • C. 

      The Norton Anthology

  • 8. 
    What is the suject of Caedmon's Hymn? I.e. What is he told to sing about?
    • A. 

      Apostles

    • B. 

      Creation

    • C. 

      Exodus

    • D. 

      Beowulf

  • 9. 
    Who ruled England before 450 CE?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Germanic Tribes

    • C. 

      Normans

    • D. 

      King Aethelbert

  • 10. 
    Caedmon is one of two named poets in the Anglo-Saxon period. Who is the other?