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From the Ted Talk by Andrew McDonald: The rise and fall of the Kingdom of Man

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The Manx kings atepmtetd to resolve disagreements at Tynwald, an open-air parliament ctereend on a monud, where assemblies ruled on matters of justice and other issues. Such siets were commonly used in the Viking world for resolving anything from local disputes to matters involving kings. These meitegns didn’t always go smoothly— sometimes vecoilne erupted, and in 1237, two rival factions squabbled to the ponit of breaking up the assembly at Tynwald. The four-tiered mound at Tynwald survives to this day, and the modern Manx parliament still holds an annual meeting there.

Open Cloze

The Manx kings _________ to resolve disagreements at Tynwald, an open-air parliament ________ on a _____, where assemblies ruled on matters of justice and other issues. Such _____ were commonly used in the Viking world for resolving anything from local disputes to matters involving kings. These ________ didn’t always go smoothly— sometimes ________ erupted, and in 1237, two rival factions squabbled to the _____ of breaking up the assembly at Tynwald. The four-tiered mound at Tynwald survives to this day, and the modern Manx parliament still holds an annual meeting there.

Solution

  1. mound
  2. sites
  3. meetings
  4. point
  5. centered
  6. attempted
  7. violence

Original Text

The Manx kings attempted to resolve disagreements at Tynwald, an open-air parliament centered on a mound, where assemblies ruled on matters of justice and other issues. Such sites were commonly used in the Viking world for resolving anything from local disputes to matters involving kings. These meetings didn’t always go smoothly— sometimes violence erupted, and in 1237, two rival factions squabbled to the point of breaking up the assembly at Tynwald. The four-tiered mound at Tynwald survives to this day, and the modern Manx parliament still holds an annual meeting there.

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