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Can You Get An A In This British History Quiz?

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  1. ROUND 1: KINGS AND QUEENS: How many years was Queen Victoria on the throne for?

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    54 years
    Correct
    Incorrect
    58 years
    Correct
    Incorrect
    63 years
    Correct
    Incorrect
    67 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    63 years and 7 months.

  2. Who was the first Tudor king of England?

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    Henry V
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    Henry V
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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Henry VI
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    Henry VI
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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Henry VII
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    Henry VII
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    Henry VIII
    Henry VIII
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Henry VII. Henry V and Henry VI were Lancastrians.

  3. Who was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field?

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    Richard III
    Correct
    Incorrect
    George III
    Correct
    Incorrect
    William IV
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Elizabeth I
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Richard III

    Richard III was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses.

  4. Assuming Prince Charles rules as King Charles III, when Prince George becomes king, which George will he be?

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    George V
    Correct
    Incorrect
    George VI
    Correct
    Incorrect
    George VII
    Correct
    Incorrect
    George VIII
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    George VII

    The Queen’s father, George VI, was the last King George on the throne.

  5. ROUND 2: EVENTS: What disease was the Black Death?

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    Bubonic plague
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Influenza
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cholera
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Smallpox
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bubonic plague

  6. What started the Great Fire of London in 1666?

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    Arson
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A knocked-over candle
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A baker’s oven
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A gunshot from an argument
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A baker’s oven

    The fire started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner in Pudding Lane.

  7. What were Guy Fawkes and his compatriots trying to blow up in the “gunpowder plot”?

    Crispijn van de Passe the Elder / National Portrait Gallery
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    The House of Lords
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The House of Commons
    Correct
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    St Paul’s Cathedral
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    Incorrect
    Buckingham Palace
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The House of Lords

  8. When was the Good Friday Agreement signed?

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    1986
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    Incorrect
    1995
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    Incorrect
    1998
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    Incorrect
    2001
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1998

    The agreement marked a major point in the Northern Ireland peace process.

  9. ROUND 3: FOOD: Which of these foods was NOT rationed in World War II?

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    Bread
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    Bread
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    Incorrect
    Breakfast cereal
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    Breakfast cereal
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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Milk
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    Milk
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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rice
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    Rice
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bread!

    Bread rationing only came in in 1946, after the war ended.

  10. Which of these towns is closest to Bournville, historically associated with Cadbury’s chocolate?

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    Manchester
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    Incorrect
    Nottingham
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    Incorrect
    Leeds
    Correct
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    Birmingham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Birmingham

    The Cadbury family built houses, parks, and sports facilities for their workers in the town.

  11. When did Marmite start being produced in the UK?

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    1902
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    Incorrect
    1915
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    Incorrect
    1920
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    Incorrect
    1938
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1902

    The Marmite Food Extract Company was formed in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

  12. Which royal was Coronation Chicken invented for?

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    King George III
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    Incorrect
    Queen Victoria
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    Incorrect
    King George V
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Queen Elizabeth II

    The dish, which involves chicken coated in a curry and mayonnaise sauce, was prepared for the coronation banquet of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

  13. ROUND 4: LITERATURE: Which Shakespeare character was the Thane of Glamis?

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    Othello
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    Incorrect
    Macbeth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hamlet
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cymbeline
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Macbeth

  14. Which Robert wrote "Auld Lang Syne"?

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    Robert Burns
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    Incorrect
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Robert Graves
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Robert Blair
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course it was Robert, or Rabbie, Burns.

    Of course it was Robert, or Rabbie, Burns.
    Via Alexander Nasmyth / Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  15. When was Pride and Prejudice published?

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    1779
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1813
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1889
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1912
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1813

  16. ROUND 5: BRITISH PEOPLE: Who was prime minister when Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939?

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    Winston Churchill
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    Incorrect
    Neville Chamberlain
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    Incorrect
    Clement Attlee
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    Incorrect
    David Lloyd George
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Neville Chamberlain

    Churchill became prime minister for the first time in 1940.

  17. What was the subject of Mary Prince’s 1829 petition to parliament?

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    Votes for women
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    Incorrect
    Slavery
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    Incorrect
    Amendments to British divorce laws
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    Abortion rights
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Slavery

    Slavery, specifically petitioning for her own freedom. Prince was born to an enslaved family in the British West Indies, and eventually escaped her owners when they travelled to England in 1828. She was the first woman to present an anti-slavery petition to parliament.

  18. Which suffragette ran in front of King George V's horse in 1913?

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    Annie Kenney
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Christabel Pankhurst
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Emily Wilding Davison
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emily Wilding Davison

    She died of her injuries a few days later in hospital.

    Emily Wilding Davison
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  19. Which Scottish man is credited with patenting the telephone?

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    John Logie Baird
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    James Watt
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Correct
    Incorrect
    John Macleod
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alexander Graham Bell

  20. Who was the first British person in space?

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    Helen Sharman
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tim Peake
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    Incorrect
    Piers Sellers
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    Incorrect
    Mark Shuttleworth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Helen Sharman

    Dr Sharman responded to a radio advert asking for applicants to be the first British astronaut. She travelled to the Mir space station in 1991 with a team of Russian cosmonauts.

    Helen Sharman
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  21. Who famously once said “We have become a grandmother”?

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    Margaret Thatcher
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    Incorrect
    Barbara Windsor
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    Incorrect
    Queen Elizabeth II
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    Incorrect
    Dame Judy Dench
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Margaret Thatcher

    On the occasion of the birth of her grandson Michael.

    Margaret Thatcher
    Via Rob Bogaerts / Anefo / Nationaal Archief
  22. What did Sir Tim Berners-Lee invent in 1989?

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    The World Wide Web
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    SMS messaging
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    Incorrect
    The first computer game using 3D graphics
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    Incorrect
    The laptop computer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The World Wide Web

    Bless this man.

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