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Anglo Saxons - Religion
Anglo-Saxon monks wrote on parchment made from animal skins.

Anglo Saxons - Religion

One important part of KS2 history is Anglo Saxon culture and this is the third of four quizzes on the subject. Specifically it looks at the Anglo Saxon pagan religion and their conversion to Christianity.

Prior to the conversion to Christianity, Anglo Saxon religion was the pagan beliefs shared by the Germanic tribes. Their belief system was closely related to the Old Norse religion. They shared many gods, although they often went by different names. The Norse Odin was called Woden in England and the Norse Tyr was called Tiw. It was around the 7th and 8th centuries that the Anglo Saxons conversion to Christianity took place. After this churches and monasteries sprung up across the country.

Take this quiz to discover what you know about Anglo Saxon religion, both before and after their conversion to Christianity.

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1.
Where did monks and nuns live?
Monasteries
Castles
Churches
Villas
Monks and nuns were men and women who dedicated their lives to their religion and lived together away from the rest of society
2.
Which day of the week is named after Woden?
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Thursday is named after Thor, the god of thunder and Tuesday is named after Tiw, the god of war
3.
What was the name of the monk sent to persuade the Anglo Saxon king to become Christian in 597?
Bede
Augustine
Cuthbert
Aidan
Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury
4.
Who was king of the Anglo Saxon gods?
Zeus
Odin
Woden
Thor
Woden was the English name for the god who the Vikings called Odin
5.
Who was the goddess of love?
Tiw
Frigg
Venus
Aphrodite
Friday is named after Frigg
6.
Who sent missionaries to Britain to convert the Anglo Saxons to Christianity?
The King of France
The Roman Emperor
The Pope
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Britain had been Christian before the Anglo Saxons arrived. The Pope wanted it to return to the faith
7.
What did monks write on?
Paper
Parchment
Papyrus
Rags
Parchment was made from animal skins
8.
Which Anglo Saxon goddess gave Easter its name?
Esther
Eostre
Frigg
Ethel
Eostre was the goddess of springtime
9.
What religion were the early Anglo Saxons?
Pagan
Christian
Hindu
Jewish
Christianity was not adopted by the Anglo Saxons until the 7th Century
10.
What did Anglo Saxons believe would protect them?
The Gods
The Runes
Monks
Lucky charms
Lucky charms were rhymes, potions, stones or jewels

 

Author:  Amanda Swift

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