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The Victorians Quiz

The life and times of Queen Victoria including the arts. 10 Questions.

 
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Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. How old was she at the time?

  • 21
  • 25
  • 20
  • 18

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Which eminent Victorian was known as the G.O.M. (Grand Old Man) by his supporters?

  • The Duke of Wellington
  • William Gladstone
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Benjamin Disraeli

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Which artist of the Pre-Raphaelite school painted this picture of "The Lady of Shalott" after a poem by Tennyson?

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • John William Waterhouse
  • William Holman Hunt
  • John Millais

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Queen Victoria married her Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha, a close relative, in 1840 but sadly he died in 1861 at the age of 42. Which disease did Albert die from?

  • Typhoid
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Smallpox

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Following the London International Exhibition in 1862, Japanese art and objects inspired many people. Which operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan reflects this growing interest?

  • Turandot
  • The Mikado
  • Madame Butterfly
  • Princess Ida

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Which famous playwright wrote "The Importance of Being Ernest" which was first performed in 1895?

  • Oscar Wilde
  • Arthur Wing Pinaro
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Leopold Lewis

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How many children did Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have?

  • Ten
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Seven

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During which war was the "Battle of Rorke's Drift" fought in 1879?

  • The Indian Mutiny
  • Second Anglo/Afgan War
  • The Crimean War
  • Anglo/Zulu War

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Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the story "A Study in Scarlet" in 1887. The writer Arthur Conan Doyle followed which profession before becoming a full-time author?

  • University Lecturer
  • Clergyman
  • Barrister
  • Physician

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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was in 1897 and she died in 1901, making her the longest reigning British Queen to date. How old was Victoria when she died?

  • 90
  • 82
  • 85
  • 79

 

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