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Bits from the History of Britain - Part I

written by: marcing
 
Great Britain has been one of the most influential countries in the world. Modern parliamentarism and capitalism originated in Britain. And the British gave us the English language! The quiz will be composed of two parts, 12-multiple choice questions each. This is Part I.

Question 1:


Which group invaded Britain before the others?
Angles
Romans
Celts
Normans

Question 2:


Which of these migrations brought the largest number of people to Britain?
Celtic in 4th century BC
Anglo-Saxon in early Middle Ages
Norman after 1066
Polish after 2004

Question 3:


Who was the first Queen of England?
Matilda (Maud)
Elisabeth I
Boadicea
Offa

Question 4:


Which Roman Emperor conquered Britain?
Julius Ceasar
Augustus
Claudius
Caligula

Question 5:


William I of England was known under several names. Which of these is not one of them?
William II of Normandy
William the Conqueror
William the Brave
William the Bastard

Question 6:


Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?
Richard III
Anne
Edgar the Atheling
Elisabeth I

Question 7:


Which of the following disasters killed the most inhabitants of the British Isles?
Black Death
Viking raids in the 9th century
Luftwaffe's bombs during WW II
Wars of the Roses

Question 8:


Which king signed the Great Charter ('Magna Carta')?
Edward III
Richard the Lionheart
John Lackland
Henry VIII

Question 9:


Who summoned the first English Parliament in 1265?
A French nobleman
The mayor of London
The king of England
A Scottish warrior

Question 10:


Who was the last the king of England to die in battle?
Charles I
Richard III
Harold Godwinsson
Jane

Question 11:


The famous English longbowmen were instrumental in winning several battles. Which of these is the only battle that ended in decisive French victory?
Battle of Crecy (1346)
Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Poitiers (1356)
Battle of Patay (1429)

Question 12:


According to law, which of these cannot be the monarch of Great Britain?
A homosexual
A disabled person
A German
A Catholic

 


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