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Winchester - King Alfred

Watch the video clips to find out more about King Alfred the Great. Try the questions to check that you understand. Use the Score button below to check your answers. To see the words, click the Text button.


Question 1
Alfred Watch

Which of these statements is true?
He killed 896 Vikings
He lost to the Vikings

He beat the Vikings
He gave his sword to the Vikings
Question 2
Alfred Watchvideo
  Why is he known as Alfred the Great?
He was very fat
He was well educated
He killled a lot of people
He did a number of good things for the people
Question 3
Great Hall Watchvideo
  Why was Winchester important?
It fought against London to be the capital
It was the capital before London
It was the capital after London
It had a Great Hall
Question 4
  Where was Alfred buried?
In Winchester Cathedral
His body was lost
In Hyde Abbey
His body was destroyed

Question 5
Grant Watch


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When were the remains found?
450 years ago
No one knows
Shortly before the new millennium
About 10 years ago

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