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Quiz I

  1. Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in which English county?
  2. What was the name of the early castle designs that featured a fortification with a keep on a raised earthwork, accompanied by an enclosed courtyard?
  3. In which castle was King Richard II probably murdered, as mentioned in William Shakespeare's play Richard III?
  4. Which castle in Warwickshire did Queen Elizabeth I bestow to her favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in 1563?

  5. Which English king set about an extensive project of castle-building in North Wales including the castles of Beaumaris and Conwy?
  6. Castle Cornet is a large castle on which British island?
  7. Which castle is traditionally believed to be the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327?
  8. In both 1911 and 1969, which Welsh castle was used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales?
  9. According to the Guinness Book of Records, which European city's castle is the largest ancient castle in the world?
  10. Which famous castle can be visited on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula in Dorset?
  11. In which castle on the Isle of Wight was Charles I imprisoned in the months prior to his trial?
  12. In which film does Castle Stalker appear in the final scene as "The Castle of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh"?
  13. Which castle is the largest in Wales, and the second-largest in Britain?
  14. King Henry VII was born in which Welsh castle in 1457?
  15. What name is given to the heavy vertically-closing gate typically found in medieval castles consisting of a latticed grille?
  16. Which medieval castle, founded in the 11th century, has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history?
  17. What French name is given to the large type of catapult with a swinging arm, commonly used as a siege engine against medieval castles?
  18. Urquhart Castle sits beside which body of water?
  19. Leeds Castle can be found in which English county?
  20. In which castle was Mary, Queen of Scots, tried and executed in 1587?
  21. Name the largest inhabited castle in the world?
  22. A song featured in both the 1941 movie How Green Was My Valley and the 1964 film Zulu, describe events during the seven-year siege of which castle?
  23. Malbork Castle, the largest castle in the world if measured by land area, is in which country?


  1. Northumberland
  2. Motte-and-bailey
  3. Pontefract Castle
  4. Kenilworth Castle
  5. Edward I
  6. Guernsey
  7. Berkeley Castle
  8. Caernarfon Castle
  9. Prague (Prague Castle)
  10. Corfe Castle
  11. Carisbrooke Castle
  12. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  13. Caerphilly Castle
  14. Pembroke Castle
  15. Portcullis
  16. Dover Castle (which is the largest castle in England!)
  17. Trebuchet
  18. Loch Ness
  19. Kent
  20. Fotheringhay Castle
  21. Windsor Castle
  22. Harlech Castle
  23. Poland

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