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Pistol History Quiz

Historical events, places, people and culture. 10 Questions.

 
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1

When did construction begin on the monument called "Stonehenge"?

  • Paleolithic Period
  • Neolithic Period
  • Bronze Age

2

Which emperor built a defensive structure to protect the Romans in Britain from tribal peoples to the north?

  • Hadrian
  • Trajan
  • Constantine

3

What theologian, historian, and chronologist helped popularize the practice of dating events with respect to the Incarnation?

  • Adhemar of Chabannes
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Bede

4

What was a ceorl in medieval England?

  • A soldier
  • A free peasant
  • A craftsman

5

Who was the first archbishop to rule the whole English church?

  • Theodore of Canterbury
  • Honorius of Canterbury
  • Wilfrid of York

6

Which king of Wessex prevented England from falling to the Danes in the 9th century?

  • Charlemagne
  • Aethelred
  • Alfred

7

Which of the following kings was so great a failure that his nickname is derived from a word meaning "evil counsel"?

  • Edgar
  • Ethelred II
  • Aethelwulf

8

Which ineffectual king of England was sainted because of his reputation for piety?

  • Edward
  • William I
  • Aethelred I

9

Which of the following became king of England when his rival for the throne was killed in battle, reputedly shot through his eye with an arrow?

  • Canute
  • William I
  • Henry VII

10

Who among the following preserved the political ties between England and Normandy that William the Conqueror had established?

  • Robert II
  • Henry II
  • William II

 

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