The Norman Invasion Of Ireland

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The Norman Invasion Of Ireland - Quiz

Just as other revolutions in the world, the Norman Invasion of Ireland was one, which took place in stages around the 12th century. The issue was that the king was trying to rule over all kingdoms. The quiz has more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was King of Leinster in 1169?

    • A.

      Dermot McMurrough

    • B.

      Tiernan O'Rourke

    • C.

      Rory O'Connor

    • D.

      Richard de Clare (Strongbow)

    Correct Answer
    A. Dermot McMurrough
    Explanation
    Dermot McMurrough was the King of Leinster in 1169. He is known for inviting the Anglo-Normans, led by Richard de Clare (Strongbow), to Ireland to help him regain his kingdom. This marked the beginning of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. McMurrough's actions ultimately led to the establishment of English control over parts of Ireland, making him a significant figure in Irish history.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the wife of Teirnan O'Rourke?

    • A.

      Affreca

    • B.

      Aiofe

    • C.

      Dervorgilla

    • D.

      Jennifer

    Correct Answer
    C. Dervorgilla
    Explanation
    Dervorgilla is the correct answer because she was indeed the wife of Teirnan O'Rourke. The other options, Affreca, Aiofe, and Jennifer, are not relevant to Teirnan O'Rourke's wife.

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  • 3. 

    Why was Tiernan angry at Dermot?

    • A.

      He kidnapped Dervorgilla

    • B.

      He was rich and powerful.

    • C.

      He was a king

    Correct Answer
    A. He kidnapped Dervorgilla
    Explanation
    Tiernan was angry at Dermot because he kidnapped Dervorgilla.

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  • 4. 

    What FOUR things did Dermot promise to Strongbow in return for his help to recapture his lands?

    • A.

      Gold and Silver

    • B.

      A new castle

    • C.

      To marry his daughter

    • D.

      Lands of his own

    • E.

      To become king when he died

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Gold and Silver
    C. To marry his daughter
    D. Lands of his own
    E. To become king when he died
    Explanation
    Dermot promised Strongbow four things in return for his help to recapture his lands. Firstly, he promised to give him gold and silver, which suggests financial rewards. Secondly, he offered to let Strongbow marry his daughter, indicating a potential alliance through marriage. Thirdly, Dermot promised Strongbow lands of his own, implying that he would grant him territory and power. Lastly, Dermot pledged that Strongbow would become king when he died, suggesting a succession plan and the opportunity for Strongbow to gain ultimate power and authority.

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  • 5. 

    In August 1170, ___________ (Richard de Clare) landed near Waterford with a group of about 1200 ________ (200 knights and 1000 soldiers). They defeated the Vikings and the Irish who lived in __________ and captured the city. Then Strongbow got married to _____, a daughter of Dermot. (Dermot _______________ is often known as Diarmuid na nGall). Soon after this MacMurrough and Strongbow captured Dublin City. Dermot MacMurrough died suddenly, in May 1171, and Strongbow became king of Leinster.  

    Correct Answer(s)
    Strongbow
    Normans
    Waterford
    Aoife
    MacMurrough
    Explanation
    In August 1170, Strongbow (Richard de Clare) landed near Waterford with a group of about 1200 Normans (200 knights and 1000 soldiers). They defeated the Vikings and the Irish who lived in Waterford and captured the city. Then Strongbow got married to Aoife, a daughter of Dermot MacMurrough. Soon after this, MacMurrough and Strongbow captured Dublin City. Dermot MacMurrough died suddenly, in May 1171, and Strongbow became king of Leinster.

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  • 6. 

    Which three kings were the main cliamants to the throne of England in 1066?

    • A.

      Harald Hardrada

    • B.

      Edward the Confessor

    • C.

      Edgar the Atheling

    • D.

      Harold Godwinson

    • E.

      William, Duke of Normandy

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Harald Hardrada
    D. Harold Godwinson
    E. William, Duke of Normandy
    Explanation
    In 1066, there were three main claimants to the throne of England: Harald Hardrada, Harold Godwinson, and William, Duke of Normandy. Harald Hardrada was the King of Norway and claimed the throne based on an agreement with a previous English king. Harold Godwinson was an English nobleman and was crowned king after the death of Edward the Confessor. William, Duke of Normandy, also known as William the Conqueror, claimed the throne based on his blood relation to Edward the Confessor and a supposed promise made by Harold Godwinson. These three individuals were the primary contenders for the English throne in 1066.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the famous battle between William and Harold?

    • A.

      Senlac Hill

    • B.

      Battle of Hastings

    • C.

      Battle of York

    • D.

      Battle of Stamford Bridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Battle of Hastings
    Explanation
    The famous battle between William and Harold is known as the Battle of Hastings. This battle took place in 1066 and was a significant event in English history. It resulted in the Norman conquest of England, with William the Conqueror becoming the new king. The battle occurred near the town of Hastings, and it marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon rule in England.

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  • 8. 

    Whic King won the Battle of Stamford Bridge?

    • A.

      Harold Godwinson

    • B.

      Harold Hardrada

    Correct Answer
    A. Harold Godwinson
    Explanation
    Harold Godwinson won the Battle of Stamford Bridge. This battle took place in 1066 between the English army led by Harold Godwinson and the Norwegian army led by Harold Hardrada. Harold Godwinson emerged victorious in this battle, successfully defending his kingdom against the invading Norwegian forces. This battle is significant as it marked the end of Viking influence in England and set the stage for the subsequent Battle of Hastings, where Harold Godwinson would face another invasion from William the Conqueror.

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