Quiz: If You Can Get 10/15 On This, You Must Be A British History Pro

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Test your knowledge of the history of Great Britain with this fun trivia quiz about famous English people and the events that shaped the UK!

 Aug 22, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
Before unifying most of England, Alfred the Great was King of _________.
Essex
Wessex
Sussex
2 of 15Pick your answer!
William of Normandy won the Battle of _________ in 1066.
Agincourt
Waterloo
Hastings
3 of 15Pick your answer!
During Queen Mary I's reign, she kept her sister, the future Queen Elizabeth I, _________.
Imprisoned in the Tower of London
In the palace with her as her closest adviser
In exile in Spain
4 of 15Pick your answer!
"Keep Calm and Carry On" is a slogan associated with _________.
World War II
World War I
The Napoleonic Wars
5 of 15Pick your answer!
King Henry VIII is famous for his six _________.
Wives
Unsuccessful military campaigns against the French
Royal decrees that led to the formation of the modern Parliamentary system
6 of 15Pick your answer!
The Globe theater is most closely associated with performances by _________.
Gilbert and Sullivan
Shakespeare
The Beatles
7 of 15Pick your answer!
King James I is known for his role in_________.
The Napoleonic Wars
Unifying the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms
Translating the King James Bible
8 of 15Pick your answer!
In medieval Britain and Scandinavia, the "Thing" was _________.
A legislative assembly
A haunted night, the precursor to Halloween
A type of building similar to Stonehenge
9 of 15Pick your answer!
The Hundred Years War was fought between England and _________.
France
Spain
Germany
10 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these countries gained its independence from Britain most recently?
India
Jamaica
Canada
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Robert Walpole is considered the first _________.
Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury
British governor in North America
Prime Minister of Great Britain
12 of 15Pick your answer!
In 1215, King _________ signed the Magna Carta, limiting the king's powers.
John
Richard III
William I
13 of 15Pick your answer!
The Duke of Wellington is famous for his role in defeating _________.
Soviet Russia
Napoleonic France
Nazi Germany
14 of 15Pick your answer!
The longest-reigning British monarch in history is _________.
Victoria
Edward the Confessor
Elizabeth II
15 of 15Pick your answer!
_________ became King of England after allegedly having the previous king, Edward V, murdered in the Tower of London.
John
George III
Richard III
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