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The Bishop's Legacy

Bishop Odo, the half brother of William the Conqueror, is widely believed to have commissioned the creation of a textile work to commemorate William's victory at the Battle of Hastings. At that time, probably nobody had any idea that the result, now known as the Bayeux Tapestry, would become recognized by scholars as a historical document. How much do you know about this famous work of medieval art?


 

Quiz ID:#20029
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:** (1.8)
Category:Humanities > Art
Created By:mosca

 



#1   The Bayeux Tapestry was most likely created between:






#2   What is the length of the Bayeux Tapestry?






#3   The Bayeux Tapestry is not a true tapestry.




#4   The first images of the Bayeux Tapestry show King Edward the Confessor sending Duke Harold on a voyage. The scenes convey the impression that the voyage is peaceful in nature, because Harold:






#5   A panel on the Bayeux Tapestry shows Harold swearing to support Duke William as the successor to King Edward.




#6   The Bayeux Tapestry shows the death and funeral of:






#7   What omen, displayed on the Tapestry, was seen by the English people at Easter time?






#8   The Battle of Hastings took place in:






#9   Saxons and Normans shown on the Bayeux Tapestry were distinguished from one another by:






#10   The Bayeux Tapestry has been used to document types of armor worn during the period and in the Battle of Hastings.




#11   Historians all agree on the events depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry.




#12   The Bayeux Tapestry can be seen on display in:






 

 



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