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The Victorian Era

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The reign of Queen Victoria is a period famous for the important inventions, discoveries and technological advancements which changed the world. Take this quiz and see how much you know about this interesting time.

Question 1:


This Victorian politician, best remembered as the originator of the modern police force, sought to repeal the Corn Laws as a measure to fight the Irish potato famine.
Sir Arthur Wellesly
Sir Robert Peel
Lord Goderich
George Anning

Question 2:


The Great Exhibition, a symbol of the Victorian Age, was held in London in what year?
1850
1862
1900
1851

Question 3:


This British engineer is best known as the creator of the Great Western Railway, during the Victorian Age.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Henry Robinson Palmer
George Stephenson
R.P. Brereton

Question 4:


This woman was a Victorian era feminist, especially concerned with the welfare of working girls.
Frances Buss
Josephine Butler
Anne Clough
Emily Davies

Question 5:


This person attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria during her first pregnancy.
William trounce
John Francis
Edward Oxford
John William Bean

Question 6:


Issued during the Victorian period, it is the name of the world's first official adhesive postage stamp.
Penny Blue
Penny Black
Penny Gold
Penny Red

Question 7:


This vessel, one of the symbols of progress during the Victorian Era, was the first steam ship purposely built for Atlantic crossing.
SS British Queen
SS Great Western
SS Great Britain
SS Sirius

Question 8:


The Salvation Army, a world-wide charity organization, was established in what year?
1885
1835
1865
1895

Question 9:


He served as the head of the London Metropolitan Police during the period of the Jack the Ripper Murders.
Sir Charles Warren
Godfrey Lushington
Sir Edmund Henderson
James Monro

Question 10:


Name the British socialist intellectual movement, among whose members was the famous Irish playwright Bernard Shaw.
The Fellowship of the New Life
Victorian Socialist Society
League for Social Reconstruction
Fabian Society

 


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