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Quiz I

  1. Which movement existed from 1838 to 1857 as a working-class movement for political reform?

  2. Which King ruled England from 871 to 899?
  3. Name the last Anglo-Saxon King of England?
  4. *HISTORY QUESTION: Whose death, on 21 March 1617, is commemorated by a bronze statue at her burial ground in St George's Church, Gravesend?
  5. Which king was known as the Prince of Whales because of his size 54 inch waistline?
  6. Which British monarch was known as The Sailor King?
  7. The last British King to die in battle was James IV of Scotland, in which historical battle?
  8. Who was famously born in Pella, the ancient historical capital of Macedonia in July 356 BC?
  9. Henry VIII was the father, but who was the mother of the following: (a) King Edward VI, (b) Queen Mary I, and (c) Queen Elizabeth I?
  10. What was the last pitched battle fought on British soil?
  11. The Second Boer War ended in which year?
  12. Which officer led 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' cavalry charge?
  13. Lieutenant-Colonel H. Jones was killed in action during which Falkland Island's battle?
  14. Which was was a conflict between Spain and Britain between 1739 and 1748?
  15. Gallipoli, an infamous battle in World War One, is in which present-day country?


  1. The Chartist Movement
  2. Alfred the Great
  3. Harold Godwinson, or Harold II
  4. Pocahontas

  5. George IV
  6. William IV
  7. Battle of Flodden Field
  8. Alexander the Great
  9. (a) Jane Seymour, (b) Katharine of Aragon, and (c) Anne Boleyn
  10. Culloden
  11. 1902
  12. Lord Cardigan
  13. Goose Green
  14. The War of Jenkins' Ear
  15. Turkey

Quiz II

  1. How many Victoria Crosses were awarded at Rorke's Drift in the Zulu War: (a) 5, (b)7, or (c)11?
  2. The Battle of Salamanca was thought in which war?
  3. Which British city was known as 'Cottonopolis' during the Victorian era?
  4. What name was given to a unit of 480 men in the Roman army?
  5. *HISTORY QUESTION: What was 32 inches in 1512, 35 inches by the 1520s, and then 54 inches in 1545?
  6. 'The Star-Spangled Banner', the national anthem of the United States of America, was written during which war?
  7. In World War One what was 'Little Willie'?
  8. The Duke of Medina Sidonia is associated with which event?
  9. Who was Prime Minister when Queen Victoria came to the throne?
  10. Harald Hardrada, who was defeated by Harold at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, was king of which country?
  11. Which American state experienced the most fighting during the American Civil War?
  12. Which war began at 4:30 a.m. on June 25, 1950?
  13. In which European city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in 1914?
  14. Who was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216?
  15. What name is given to the 'Revolution of 1688', which was the overthrow of King James II?


  1. 11
  2. The Peninsular War
  3. Manchester
  4. Cohort
  5. King Henry VIII's waist
  6. The War of 1812
  7. A tank (first prototype tank)
  8. The Spanish Armada (he was commander-in-chiefof the Armada)
  9. William Lamb (usually addressed as Lord Melbourne)
  10. Norway
  11. Virginia (more than 2,100 events, followed by Tennessee with 1,400)
  12. The Korean War
  13. Sarajevo

  14. King John (or John Lackland)
  15. The Glorius Revolution
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