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Question 1: The downs are named after the village Cranborne, founded by the Saxons, which had a ________ and a small monastery.
English country houseManor houseCastleChâteau

Question 2: The downs have been sparsely populated since Saxon times, largely preserving archaeology until World War II when the need for ________ land outweighed the archaeological importance.
Sustainable agricultureOrganic farmingIntensive farmingAgriculture

Question 3: The downland has a long history with many earthworks and archaeology from the ________ onwards.
Cucuteni-Trypillian cultureVinča cultureLinear Pottery cultureNeolithic

Question 4: Much of the area therefore remained wooded from the ________ until World War II.
High Middle AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 5: ________ - Geological profile of a Lower Greensand inlier on chalklands of Cranborne Chase
Bowerchalke DownsBroad ChalkeBowerchalkeSalisbury

Question 6: There is a ________ which has been dug by Time Team [1].
Ancient RomeRoman villaRoman EmpireRome

Question 7: There are many Neolithic and ________ monuments and the remains of a number of Iron Age settlements on the downs, most notably the hill fort at Badbury Rings (Vindocladia).
Deverel-Rimbury cultureBronze AgeBronze Age BritainAncient Near East

Question 8: The plateau is part of the English ________ and is adjacent to Salisbury Plain and the West Wiltshire Downs in the north, the Dorset Downs to the south west and the South Downs running south east.
Geologic time scaleMaastrichtianChalk GroupCretaceous

Question 9: Cranborne Chase (grid reference ST970180) is a Chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties ________, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
DorsetWeymouth, DorsetPooleSomerset


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