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News Of The Decade Quiz 2

For the real historians among you. Can you identify in which decade of the 18th century these events occured? 10 Questions.

 
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In which decade did the first fleet leave Portsmouth to begin the transportation of convicts to Australia?

  • 1760s
  • 1770s
  • 1780s
  • 1790s

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In which decade did 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' land in Scotland to claim the British throne?

  • 1730s
  • 1740s
  • 1750s
  • 1760s

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When did William III die two weeks after being thrown from his horse when it tripped over a molehill in Hyde Park?

  • 1700s
  • 1710s
  • 1720s
  • 1730s

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In which decade did the Seven Years' War between Britain and France begin?

  • 1740s
  • 1750s
  • 1760s
  • 1770s

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In which decade did British prime minister Robert Walpole try to shift the burden of taxation on imports away from collection by customs?

  • 1710s
  • 1720s
  • 1730s
  • 1740s

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Which decade saw the Bastille stormed, marking the beginning of the French Revolution?

  • 1760s
  • 1770s
  • 1780s
  • 1790s

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In which decade did the American War of Independence begin?

  • 1760s
  • 1770s
  • 1780s
  • 1790s

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In which decade did Britain join the anti-French coalition, following the execution of King Louis XVI, and thus go to war with France?

  • 1760s
  • 1790s
  • 1770s
  • 1780s

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In which decade did Poaching become a CAPITAL offence?

  • 1750s
  • 1730s
  • 1740s
  • 1720s

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In which decade did the 'Factory Age' begin when inventor Richard Arkwright opened the first cotton mill at Cromford, Derbyshire?

  • 1740s
  • 1750s
  • 1760s
  • 1770s

 

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