KS2 History Quiz - Anglo Saxons - Religion (Questions)

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.

1. What religion were the early Anglo Saxons?
[ ] Pagan
[ ] Christian
[ ] Hindu
[ ] Jewish
2. Who was king of the Anglo Saxon gods?
[ ] Zeus
[ ] Odin
[ ] Woden
[ ] Thor
3. Which day of the week is named after Woden?
[ ] Monday
[ ] Tuesday
[ ] Wednesday
[ ] Friday
4. Who was the goddess of love?
[ ] Tiw
[ ] Frigg
[ ] Venus
[ ] Aphrodite
5. Which Anglo Saxon goddess gave Easter its name?
[ ] Esther
[ ] Eostre
[ ] Frigg
[ ] Ethel
6. What did Anglo Saxons believe would protect them?
[ ] The Gods
[ ] The Runes
[ ] Monks
[ ] Lucky charms
7. 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
8. What was the name of the monk sent to persuade the Anglo Saxon king to become Christian in 597?
[ ] Bede
[ ] Augustine
[ ] Cuthbert
[ ] Aidan
9. Where did monks and nuns live?
[ ] Monasteries
[ ] Castles
[ ] Churches
[ ] Villas
10. What did monks write on?
[ ] Paper
[ ] Parchment
[ ] Papyrus
[ ] Rags

 

KS2 History Quiz - Anglo Saxons - Religion (Answers)
1. What religion were the early Anglo Saxons?
[x] Pagan
[ ] Christian
[ ] Hindu
[ ] Jewish
Christianity was not adopted by the Anglo Saxons until the 7th Century
2. Who was king of the Anglo Saxon gods?
[ ] Zeus
[ ] Odin
[x] Woden
[ ] Thor
Woden was the English name for the god who the Vikings called Odin
3. Which day of the week is named after Woden?
[ ] Monday
[ ] Tuesday
[x] Wednesday
[ ] Friday
Thursday is named after Thor, the god of thunder and Tuesday is named after Tiw, the god of war
4. Who was the goddess of love?
[ ] Tiw
[x] Frigg
[ ] Venus
[ ] Aphrodite
Friday is named after Frigg
5. Which Anglo Saxon goddess gave Easter its name?
[ ] Esther
[x] Eostre
[ ] Frigg
[ ] Ethel
Eostre was the goddess of springtime
6. What did Anglo Saxons believe would protect them?
[ ] The Gods
[ ] The Runes
[ ] Monks
[x] Lucky charms
Lucky charms were rhymes, potions, stones or jewels
7. Who sent missionaries to Britain to convert the Anglo Saxons to Christianity?
[ ] The King of France
[ ] The Roman Emperor
[x] The Pope
[ ] The Archbishop of Canterbury
Britain had been Christian before the Anglo Saxons arrived. The Pope wanted it to return to the faith
8. What was the name of the monk sent to persuade the Anglo Saxon king to become Christian in 597?
[ ] Bede
[x] Augustine
[ ] Cuthbert
[ ] Aidan
Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury
9. Where did monks and nuns live?
[x] 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
10. What did monks write on?
[ ] Paper
[x] Parchment
[ ] Papyrus
[ ] Rags
Parchment was made from animal skins