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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?
Angles
Romans
Normans
Celts

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


Which Roman Emperor conquered Britain?
Augustus
Caligula
Julius Ceasar
Claudius

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?
Anne
Elisabeth I
Richard III
Edgar the Atheling

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

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 Crecy (1346)
Battle of Patay (1429)
Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Poitiers (1356)

Question 12:


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

 


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