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Events in History Quiz

Identify the century in which each of the historical events took place.

Quiz

  1. The Gunpowder Plot
  2. Cnut the Great is crowned king of England in London
  3. The Roman Conquest of Britain
  4. Coffee house owner Thomas Garway became the first person in England to sell tea as a leaf and beverage at his London coffeehouse
  5. Mutiny on the Bounty
  6. The Spanish Armada is destroyed 1588




  7. Abolition of slavery in the British Empire
  8. Geoffrey Chaucer starts work on The Canterbury Tales
  9. Joan of Arc burned at Rouen
  10. Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
  11. The South Sea Bubble 1720
  12. Mary Queen of Scots is executed
  13. Alfred the Great defeat the Danes at Edungton
  14. The storming of the Bastille
  15. Defeat of the Britiah revolt under Boadicea
  16. Pompeii is destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  17. The Peasants' Revolt
  18. Emperor Hadrian orders a wall to be built to mark northern Roman territory of Britain
  19. The Times is first published and becomes first newspaper to have borne the name Times
  20. William Caxton introduces the printing press into England and becomes the first English retailer of printed books

Answers:

  1. 17th Century (1605) - The Gunpowder Plot
  2. 11th Century (1017) - Cnut the Great is crowned king of England
  3. 1st Century (began in AD 43) - The Roman Conquest of Britain
  4. 17th Century (1657) - coffee house owner Thomas Garway became the first person in England to sell tea as a leaf and beverage at his London coffeehouse
  5. 18th Century (1789) - mutiny on HMS Bounty
  6. 16th Century (1588) - the Spanish Armada is destroyed
  7. 19th Century (1833) - abolition of slavery in the British Empire
  8. 14th Century (circa 1387) - Geoffrey Chaucer starts work on The Canterbury Tales
  9. 15th Century (1431) - Joan of Arc burned at Rouen
  10. 16th Century - (between 1503 and 1506) -Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa
  11. 18th Century (1720) - The South Sea Bubble
  12. 16th Century (1587) - Mary Queen of Scots is executed
  13. 9th Century (AD 878) - Alfred the Great defeat the Danes at Edungton
  14. 18th Century (14 July 1789) - the storming of the Bastille
  15. 1st Century (AD 60 or 61 ) - defeat of the British revolt under Boadicea
  16. 1st Century (AD 79) - Pompeii is destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  17. 14th Century (1381) - the Peasants' Revolt
  18. 2nd Century (122) - building starts on Hadrian's Wall
  19. 18th Century (1785) - The Times is first published
  20. 15th Century (1476) - William Caxton introduces the printing press into England