King Arthur Quiz Archive

King Arthur Question of the Week – Archive

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1.

(*) King Arthur’s historical existence is unproven. If he lived, which of the following is the most likely time for his life? (dates are A.D. or C.E.)

 
 
 
 
 
 

2.

(*) One specific gravesite is now claimed for King Arthur. Where is it?

 
 
 
 

3.

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(*) What Arthur-related location is pictured?

 
 
 
 

4.

(*) King Arthur had many enemies. Which of this group of tribes or nationalities would a historical King Arthur have likely fought? (more than one answer might be correct)

 
 
 

5.

(*) According to Edward Gibbon in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, why did the Norman conquerors of Britain listen with fond credulity to the tale of Arthur?

 
 
 

6.

(**) Many groups invaded Britain. Which of this second group of tribes or nationalities would a historical King Arthur have likely fought? (more than one answer may be correct)

 
 
 

7. (**) Is it possible that St. Patrick baptized King Arthur?

 
 
 

8.

(**) Gildas the wise lived in the 6th century, making him at least a near-contemporary of a historical Arthur. What did he write about King Arthur in De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (“On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain”)?

 
 
 

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