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Bits from the History of Britain - Part I

written by: marcing
 
Great Britain has been one of the most influential countries in the world. Modern parliamentarism and capitalism originated in Britain. And the British gave us the English language! The quiz will be composed of two parts, 12-multiple choice questions each. This is Part I.

Question 1:


Which group invaded Britain before the others?
Romans
Celts
Angles
Normans

Question 2:


Which of these migrations brought the largest number of people to Britain?
Celtic in 4th century BC
Anglo-Saxon in early Middle Ages
Norman after 1066
Polish after 2004

Question 3:


Who was the first Queen of England?
Offa
Boadicea
Matilda (Maud)
Elisabeth I

Question 4:


Which Roman Emperor conquered Britain?
Caligula
Claudius
Augustus
Julius Ceasar

Question 5:


William I of England was known under several names. Which of these is not one of them?
William the Brave
William the Conqueror
William the Bastard
William II of Normandy

Question 6:


Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?
Elisabeth I
Anne
Richard III
Edgar the Atheling

Question 7:


Which of the following disasters killed the most inhabitants of the British Isles?
Luftwaffe's bombs during WW II
Viking raids in the 9th century
Wars of the Roses
Black Death

Question 8:


Which king signed the Great Charter ('Magna Carta')?
John Lackland
Henry VIII
Richard the Lionheart
Edward III

Question 9:


Who summoned the first English Parliament in 1265?
A French nobleman
The mayor of London
The king of England
A Scottish warrior

Question 10:


Who was the last the king of England to die in battle?
Harold Godwinsson
Jane
Richard III
Charles I

Question 11:


The famous English longbowmen were instrumental in winning several battles. Which of these is the only battle that ended in decisive French victory?
Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Patay (1429)
Battle of Poitiers (1356)
Battle of Crecy (1346)

Question 12:


According to law, which of these cannot be the monarch of Great Britain?
A Catholic
A disabled person
A German
A homosexual

 


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