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Test Paper

1. Choose the correct answer:

1. The Celts arrived in Britain in:
a. around AD 300; b. around 700 BC; c. around 55 AD; d. around 1500 BC
2. The Celts were technically advanced. They knew how to work with:
a. bronze; b. iron; c. wood; d. cattle
3. Julius Caesar first came to Britain in:
a. 150 BC; b. AD 150; c. 55 BC; d. AD 55
4. A Roman army actually occupied Britain in:
a. AD 43; b. AD 68; c. 55 BC; d. AD 61
5. The Romans could not conquer..............., although they spent over a century trying to do so.
a. Wales; b. Caledonia/Scotland; c. England; d. Britain
6. The most obvious characteristic of Roman Britain was its .............. .
a. farms; b. towns; c. tribes; d. walls
7. The Anglo-Saxons drove the British Celts into the mountains ..............
a. In the far west; b. south of London; c. north of London; d. in the far east
8. In the Saxons’ language “Weallas” or “Wales” has the following meaning:
a. Land of the brave; b. land of the free; c. land of the British; d. land of the foreigners;
9. King Offa of Mercia built a dyke, or an earth wall............................
a. along the Welsh border;b. along the Scottish border; c. around London; d. in Kent
10. The purpose of Offa’s dyke was:
a. to keep out the Romans; b. to keep out the Celts; c. to keep out the Saxons; d.
to show his power
(10x2 = 20p)
2. How many days of the week were named after Germanic gods? Name them and the respective gods. (20p)
3. The Celtic tribes were ruled over by a warrior class of which the most important members were..................
Why were these members the most important ones in the Celtic tribes? Give at least 2 reasons. (20p)
4. Give at least three examples of town names having an ending derived from a Latin word for “camp”. (10p)
5. Give at least three examples of town names derived from Saxon words and explain the meaning of those
words. (20p)
(90p+10p = 100p)