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The Bayeux Tapestry

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The Bayeux Tapestry game quiz
"Ten questions on the Bayeux Tapestry, a long embroidered cloth that tells the story of the Norman conquest of England. Although it reflects the Norman point of view, it is considered one of the great historical records of the Middle Ages in Britain."

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1. Who was most likely responsible for commissioning the Bayeux Tapestry?
    Edith Godwinson, wife of King Edward the Confessor
    William the Conqueror
    Bishop Odo of Bayeux
    Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror

2. What is the current length of the tapestry?
    100 metres (328 feet)
    70 metres (230 feet)
    20 metres (66 feet)
    35 metres (115 feet)

3. In what language are the annotations on the tapestry?
    Middle English

4. Approximately how many people are shown on the tapestry?

5. What can be mostly seen on the borders of the tapestry?
    Portraits of the main characters
    Bible verses
    Floral designs
    Mythological figures and scenes from fables

6. What are the most common weapons used by the Normans as shown in the tapestry?
    Spears and javelins
    Bows and arrows

7. Which astronomical object can be seen in the tapestry?
    The Orion constellation
    Halley's comet
    The Leo constellation
    The north star

8. The tapestry has a famous panel with what appears to be a clergyman striking a woman. Who is this woman?
    Edith, wife of King Edward the Confessor
    Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror
    It is not known
    The wife of Harold Godwinson

9. Where was the tapestry most likely made?
    Normandy, France
    Paris, France

10. Where can you see the tapestry?
    The Smithsonian, Washington DC
    The Louvre, Paris
    A museum in Bayeux, France
    National Gallery, London

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Compiled Aug 20 13