English History Quiz

How well do you know England’s long history? Take our quiz and find out…

1. Who played bowls before beating the Spanish Armada?
– Walter Raleigh
– Francis Drake
– Winston Churchill
– Christopher Columbus

2. From where were the British Expeditionary Force rescued by a flotilla of small boats in 1940?
– Nice
– Paris
– Calais
– Dunkirk

3. In which modern country was the Boer War(s) fought?
– Holland
– Mozambique
– Kenya
– South Africa

4, Who was Henry VIII’s last wife?
– Anne Bolyen
– Catherine Howard
– Catherine Parr
– Anne Of Cleves

5. Which war involved the Roundheads and Cavaliers?
– English Civil War
– War Of The Roses
– 100 Years War
– Battle of Agincourt

6. The __ Revolution was when William of Orange took the English throne from James II in 1688, bringing a permanent realignment of power within the English constitution.
– Fantastic
– Magnificent
– Happy
– Glorious

7. Who is the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated?
– Lord Palmerston
– Spencer Perceval
– Winston Churchill
– James Callaghan

8. Who were the Tolpuddle Martytrs?
– Famous early trade unionists.
– Catholic victims of Henry VIII
– Protestant victims of Queen ‘Bloody’ Mary
– The first Christian martyrs

9. Who was King of England during the American Revolutionary War?
– George II
– George III
– George IV
– George V

10. Which King of England abdicated in 1936?
– Edward V
– Edward VI
– Edward VII
– Edward VIII

11. Who did the English defeat at the battle of Culloden?
– The Scottish
– The French
– The Welsh
– The Irish

12. Which industry was the scene of a year long strike in 1984-85?
– Steel Production
– Farming
– Car industry
– Coal mining

13. Which more famous battle happened just after the Battle Of Stamford Bridge?
– Battle Of Hastings
– Battle Of Bosworth Field
– Battle Of Towden
– Battle Of Britain

14. Where was the Magna Carta signed?
– York
– Runnymede
– Glastonbury
– Hereford

15. Which political party is most associated with Sidney and Beatrice Webb?
– Labour Party
– Green Party
– Conservative Party
– Liberal Party

16. In which war was the Battle Of Jutland fought?
– World War II
– Boer War
– World War I
– English Civil War

17. Who was the first Labour Party Prime Minister?
– Tony Blair
– James Callaghan
– Harold Wilson
– Ramsey Macdonald

18. Before 1971, how many pennies were there to a British pound?
– 100
– 1000
– 240
– 120

19. Which female claimant to the English throne fought her cousin Stephen in 1139?
– Mary Queen Of Scots
– Matilda
– Boudica
– Eleanor of Aquitaine

20. Which Royal introduced the Christmas tree to England?
– William Of Orange
– George IV
– Prince Albert
– Prince Charles


Answers

1. Francis Drake

2. Dunkirk

3. South Africa

4. Catherine Parr

5. English Civil War

6. Glorious

7. Spencer Perceval

8. Famous early trade unionists.

9. George III

10. Edward VIII

11. The Scottish

12. Coal mining

13. Battle Of Hastings

14. Runnymede

15. Labour Party

16. World War I

17. Ramsey Macdonald

18. 240

19. Matilda

20. Prince Albert

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