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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
    58 years
    63 years
    67 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    63 years and 7 months.

  2. Who was the first Tudor king of England?

    Henry V
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    Henry V
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    Henry VI
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    Henry VI
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    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?

    Richard III
    George III
    William IV
    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
    George VI
    George VII
    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
    Influenza
    Cholera
    Smallpox
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bubonic plague

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

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    Arson
    A knocked-over candle
    A baker’s oven
    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
    The House of Lords
    The House of Commons
    St Paul’s Cathedral
    Buckingham Palace
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The House of Lords

  8. When was the Good Friday Agreement signed?

    1986
    1995
    1998
    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?

    Bread
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    Bread
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    Breakfast cereal
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    Breakfast cereal
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    Milk
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    Milk
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    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
    Nottingham
    Leeds
    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
    1915
    1920
    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
    Queen Victoria
    King George V
    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
    Macbeth
    Hamlet
    Cymbeline
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Macbeth

  14. Which Robert wrote "Auld Lang Syne"?

    Robert Burns
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Graves
    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?

    StudioCanal / Working Title Films
    1779
    1813
    1889
    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
    Neville Chamberlain
    Clement Attlee
    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?

    Votes for women
    Slavery
    Amendments to British divorce laws
    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
    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Christabel Pankhurst
    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?

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

    Alexander Graham Bell

  20. Who was the first British person in space?

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    Helen Sharman
    Tim Peake
    Piers Sellers
    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
    Via Fiona Hanson PA Archive/PA Images
  21. Who famously once said “We have become a grandmother”?

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

    Margaret Thatcher

    On the occasion of the birth of her grandson Michael.

    Margaret Thatcher
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  22. What did Sir Tim Berners-Lee invent in 1989?

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

    The World Wide Web

    Bless this man.

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