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Egbert of Wessex: Quiz


Question 1: ________, who reigned from 757 to 796, was the dominant force in Anglo-Saxon England in the second half of the eighth century.
Egbert of WessexOffa of MerciaCoenwulf of MerciaCeolwulf I of Mercia

Question 2: [12][14] The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Egbert spent three years in ________ before he was king, exiled by Beorhtric and Offa.
Byzantine EmpireHoly Roman EmpireFranciaWestern Roman Empire

Question 3: Later that year Egbert received the submission of the Northumbrian king at Dore, near ________.
LeedsSheffieldKingston upon HullYork

Question 4: It was also in 825 that one of the most important battles in Anglo-Saxon history took place, when Egbert defeated Beornwulf of Mercia at Ellendun—now Wroughton, near ________.

Question 5: In 815 the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Egbert ravaged the whole of the territories of the remaining British kingdom, Dumnonia, known to the author of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the West Welsh; their territory was about equivalent to what is now ________.

Question 6: She was married to Wulstan, Ealdorman of ________, and on his death she became a nun.
BristolCornwallSwindon (borough)Wiltshire

Question 7: According to this view, Beornwulf may have taken advantage of the Wessex campaign in ________ in the summer of 825.
CornwallDumnoniaDumnoniiSub-Roman Britain

Question 8: Little is known of the first twenty years of Egbert's reign, but it is thought that he was able to maintain Wessex's independence against the kingdom of ________, which at that time dominated the other southern English kingdoms.
HerefordshireMerciaEnglish MidlandsShropshire

Question 9: In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by ________ and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne.
Ceolwulf I of MerciaCoenwulf of MerciaEgbert of WessexOffa of Mercia

Question 10: The relationship between ________ and Cynewulf, who was king of Wessex from 757 to 786, is not well-documented, but it seems likely that Cynewulf maintained some independence from Mercian overlordship.
Egbert of WessexCeolwulf I of MerciaCoenwulf of MerciaOffa of Mercia


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