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Bits from the History of Britain - Part II

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 II.

Question 1:


Which king of England is not the title character of a Shakespearean play?
Richard II
Richard III
Henry VII
Henry VIII

Question 2:


Which great journey was funded by an English king?
Christopher Columbus's to the West Indies (1492)
Ferdinand Magellan's round trip around the world (1519-1521)
Giovanni da Verrazzano's to Manhattan (1524)
Giovanni Caboto's to Newfoundland (1497)

Question 3:


What was the connection between Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots) and Bloody Mary (Queen of England)?
They were the same person.
Bloody Mary had the Scottish Mary beheaded
Mary Stuart's grandmother, Margaret Tudor, was an aunt of the English Mary.
They were both daughters of Henry VIII (but had different mothers).

Question 4:


What was the connection between James I of England and James VI of Scotland?
Their boyish fight at St Andrews University sparked a war that eventually led to the unification of Scotland and England.
They were both illegitimate sons of Elisabeth I.
They were the same person.
James I was the great-grandfather of James VI.

Question 5:


Who or what destroyed the Great Spanish Armada in 1588?
Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar
A hurricane off the coast of Ireland
Dutch warships
Francis Drake's attack in the English Channel

Question 6:


Shakespeare's theater, The Globe, was destroyed by fire in 1613. Which Queen saw its reopening?
Victoria
Elisabeth I
Anne
Elisabeth II

Question 7:


When James, brother of king Charles II, married Mary of Modena, who was Catholic, the English Parliament wanted James to do what?
Force her to become Anglican or Presbyterian
Renounce his rights to the English throne
Abstain from having sex with his wife
Divorce her

Question 8:


What was the last successful foreign invasion of Britain?
Spanish in 1588
Norman in 1066
German in 1940
Dutch in 1688

Question 9:


Where did Scotland unsuccessfully try to establish a colony?
Kiribati
Alaska
Uganda
Panama

Question 10:


Who can be regarded as the only military dictator of England?
England never had a dictator.
Winston Churchill
Guy Fawkes
Oliver Cromwell

Question 11:


Whose portrait is first on the stairs of 10 Downing Street, London?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Margaret Thatcher's
Winston Churchill's
Robert Walpole's
Neville Chamberlain's

Question 12:


The House of Windsor was founded by King George V in 1917 when he changed the name of his family to Windsor. What was the original name of his family?
German
Norman
Dutch
Ancient English

 


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