Main Rounds > History Quizzes > History Quiz Questions 6

History Quizzes Page 6

History Quiz Questions I

  1. Offa was King of which Anglo-Saxon kingdom, from 757 until his death in July 796?

  2. Who was the only British Prime Minister to speak English as a second language?
  3. Who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to the Isle of Skye by disguising him as her Irish maid?
  4. From 794 through to 1868, which city was the capital of Japan?
  5. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought in which American state?
  6. Why is Brooklyn born Jennie Jerome famous?
  7. The Fighting Temeraire is a famous painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner; in which battle did HMS Temeraire distinguish herself?
  8. Who led the English forces that defeated the Scottish at the Battle of Dunbar?

  9. Historically, French kings have been crowned in which of its city's cathedral?
  10. We all know the year was 1066, but in which month was the Battle of Hastings fought? And in modern history, which month saw the 1969 moon landing?
  11. Which king died from a lung infection, aged 15, in 1553?
  12. Name the first significant battle in the Jacobite Rising of 1745?
  13. In the early part of the 18th Century where did public executions in London take place?
  14. In late 14th century England, which sect led by John Wycliffe began questioning the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church?
  15. Which king ruled England from 1016 to 1035?


  1. Mercia
  2. David Lloyd George (Prime Minister 1916 - 1922)
  3. Flora MacDonald
  4. Kyoto
  5. Montana (1876)
  6. Mother of Sir Winston Chruchill
  7. Battle of Trafalgar (see footnote)
  8. Oliver Cromwell (1650)
  9. Reims
  10. October. July (1969).
  11. Edward VI
  12. The Battle of Prestonpans
  13. Tyburn
  14. Lollards
  15. King Cnut

History Quiz Questions II

  1. Which 20th century Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician was assassination in August 1922?
  2. Who declared: 'I am more afraid of the bones of the father dead, than of the living son; and, by all the saints, it was more difficult to get a half a foot of the land from the old king than a whole kingdom from the son!'?
  3. Which 1739 to 1748 historical conflict between Britain and Spain is today known by the name first coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858?
  4. Berlin became the capital of the which kingdom in 1701?
  5. How did Napoleonic French soldier Pierre-Francois Bouchard make a name for himself in July 1799?
  6. Whose book, Prayers or Meditations, became the first book published by an English queen under her own name?
  7. What name was given to the rule by the British in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947?
  8. Which country defeated Russia in a 1904 to 1905 war?
  9. In the mid-18th century what were the Oratorical Hall, Middlesex Forum, and the University for Rational Amusements?
  10. What name was given to the English Parliament after Colonel Thomas Pride purged the Long Parliament in 1648?
  11. Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the French Revolution?
  12. The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom was signed in which Belgian city?
  13. From the late 11th to the beginning of the 13th century, the Domesday Book was kept at the royal Treasury in which city?
  14. Lady Jane Grey (often known as the Nine Days Queen) was the great-granddaughter of which English king?
  15. In 1936, 100,000 people including Winston Churchill went to Sydenham Hill to watch the blaze and final destruction of which famous building?


  1. Michael Collins
  2. Robert the Bruce (with reference to Edward I and his son Edward II)
  3. The War of Jenkins' Ear
  4. Prussia
  5. He found the Rosetta Stone

  6. Catherine Parr's
  7. The British Raj
  8. Japan
  9. Debating Societies
  10. The Rump Parliament
  11. William Pitt the Younger (PM in 1783 at the age of 24, and left office in 1801)
  12. Ghent (called the Treaty of Ghent)
  13. Winchester
  14. Henry VII
  15. The Crystal Palace

History Fact: The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) saw Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeat a combined fleet of the French and Spanish Navies in the Napoleonic Wars off the southwest coast of Spain. Twenty-seven British ships (no losses!) defeated thirty-three Franco-Spanish ships (22 losses) under French Admiral Villeneuve. Nelson's overwhelming triumph ensured Britain's protection from invasion for the remainder of the Napoleonic Wars.

History quiz links..

> Kings and Queens Quiz
> World War Two Quiz

Thank you for printing this history quiz. Please do not forget to come back to for more great quiz questions and answers.