History Of Anglo Saxons And Caedmon's Hymn! Poem Trivia Quiz

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History Of Anglo Saxons And Caedmon

Below is a trivia quiz on the history of Anglo-Saxons and the Caedmon's hymn covering last week's lecture. Did you know that Caedmon is considered to be the first English poets, his work mainly consisted of praises to God? Give the quiz a try and get to see just how much you understood from the lectures and discussions we have had.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the historic dates for the Anglo-Saxon period? (Note: do not 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 subject 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?