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  1. In which year did Queen Victoria's reign start?
  2. In 1851, which businessman arranged for 150,000 people to travel to the Great Exhibition in London?
  3. Florence Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a trainer and manager of nurses during which war?
  4. The world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black, lasted less than a year and in 1841 was replaced by which stamp?






  5. Which book, published in 1865, was inspired by a rowing trip up the River Isis in a boat? This day was known as the "golden afternoon," and prefaced the novel as a poem.
  6. True or false. Queen Victoria never met a single American president in office?
  7. Towards the end of the Victorian era, which Scottish city was famous for its three Js - Jute, Jam and Journalism?
  8. Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Charles Dickens were both born in which city?
  9. What's the last name of the British MP that championed maritime reforms and new safety regulations in the 1870s, especially against unseaworthy and overloaded vessels?
  10. Which decade saw the first section of the London Underground open and the death of Prince Albert?


Answers:



  1. 1837
  2. Thomas Cook (best known for founding the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son)
  3. The Crimean War
  4. The Penny Red
  5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  6. True
  7. Dundee
  8. Portsmouth






  9. Plimsoll (British MP Samuel Plimsoll is best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line)
  10. 1860s















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