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Early Britain after the Romans

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Early Britain after the Romans game quiz
"Basically an easy quiz for the more learned (with a few possible tricky questions), but should be interesting and educational for your average person with interests in British History."

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1. By most accounts, in which year did the last Roman legions leave Britain?
    404 AD
    410 AD
    413 AD
    None of these


2. What was a key reason why Rome could no longer help the British militarily?
    The Romans grew weary of Pictish and Scottish attacks in the north
    None of these
    The Pope recommended against it due to Hunnic attacks on the eastern frontier
    The Goths attacked Rome


3. After the departure of the Roman forces, which ethnic groups took advantage of the evacuation and started settling in the East and South-East of the island?
    Angles, Saxons and Vandals
    Frisians, Franks and Goths
    Angles, Saxons and Jutes
    Angles, Celts and Saxons


4. Beginning in around the mid to late fifth century, many of the British went to a part of Gaul (France) called Armorica. In that region they eventually became the primary culture, and the region has long been known as _________.
    Brittany
    Alsace-Lorraine
    Burgundy
    Normandy


5. In and around the 5th and 6th centuries AD, the remaining British that did not move across the channel to Armorica were eventually pushed into which areas?
    Wales, Mercia, Strathclyde and Ireland
    Cornwall, Strathclyde, Cumbria and Wales
    Cornwall, Wales, Northumbria and the Isle of Man
    Wales, Cornwall, Cumbria and the Orkney Islands


6. The origins of the word for Wales comes from the term the English used for the Britons, "Welsh." The derivative definition of the word "Welsh" means _________?
    Barbarians
    Peasants
    Pagans
    Foreigners


7. The region roughly equivalent to modern day Scotland was once called __________ by the Romans?
    Hibernia
    Scotia
    Britannia
    Caledonia


8. The Anglo-Saxons were "Christians," while the British were "Pagans" and had yet to be converted to "Christianity."
    True
    False


9. In the Middle Ages there was a group of people who considered themselves to be "Celts" and "Celtic."
    True
    False


10. This last question will be a little more difficult. Name the first King that came out of the "House of Wessex."
    Answer: (Wessex)


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Compiled Jun 28 12