• 1. 
    William the Conqueror was born in what modern-day country?

  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • England
  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes William the Conqueror's childhood?

  • He was an orphan who made his way to the top through talent and hard work
  • He was an illegitimate child who became Duke of Normandy at the age of 7
  • He grew up in the royal palace with his father the King and his mother the Queen
  • He grew up on a small farm in northern England
  • 3. 
    What relative did William defeat at the Battle of Val-es-Dunes?

  • His step-mother the Duchess of Cambridge
  • His father the Duke of Normandy
  • His great-uncle the Archbishop Robert
  • His cousin Guy of Burgundy
  • 4. 
    Who did the people of England want to be king after King Edward the Confessor died?

  • Harold Godwinson
  • William of Normandy
  • King Hardrada of Norway
  • None of the above
  • 5. 
    Why did William think he should be crowned King of England?

  • Because his father was king before him
  • Because his mother was related to the former king
  • Because he was related to Edward the Confessor and claimed that Edward had promised him the crown
  • Because he defended England against attack from the Vikings
  • 6. 
    What was the name of the battle where William defeated the English army and King Harold II was killed?

  • Battle of the Thames
  • Battle of Manchester
  • Battle of London
  • Battle of Hastings
  • 7. 
    What year was William the Conqueror crowned King of England?

  • 1453
  • 1203
  • 614
  • 1066
  • 8. 
    What was the 'Harrying of the North'?

  • A great battle in the north between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons
  • A great famine in Northern France
  • A great battle where William the Conqueror finally defeated the English army
  • When William had farms burned and livestock killed across northern England
  • 9. 
    What was the Domesday Book?

  • A listing of all the land and property owners in England
  • A list of all the traitors who conspired against William
  • A religious book written by an ancient order of monks
  • A book that recorded all the people that William the Conqueror had executed
  • 10. 
    How did William the Conqueror die?

  • He was assassinated by his cousin
  • He fell from the top of the Tower of London
  • He died of old age in his castle in France
  • He was killed in battle in northern France
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