William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages


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What area was William the Conqueror originally duke?

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1. Why is the Battle of Hastings significant?

2. What insight does the Harrying of the North give us into William the Conquerer's rule in England?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William the Conqueror was a tactical leader who gained a tremendous amount of power during the Dark Ages in Europe. This power was hard-won, however, and after numerous revolts William ordered the Harrying of the North, killing approximately 100,000 people. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your knowledge of William the Conqueror's reign, including significant events that occurred during this time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check mastery of the following information related to William the Conqueror:

  • Battle of Hastings
  • William's ascent to power
  • Census mandated to record property

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on William the Conqueror
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Hastings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about William the Conqueror's actions and accomplishments

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on William the Conqueror to learn more about his reign during Europe's Dark Ages, the political structure of the time, and artwork memorializing his feats. The lesson, entitled William the Conqueror & Politics and Art in the Dark Ages, contains the following objectives:

  • Discuss political structure of Europe during the Dark Ages
  • Explain connection between Edward the Confessor's death and the Battle of Hastings
  • Explore inciting factors of the Harrying of the North