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A Random History Quiz

A history quiz in four sections 20 Questions.

 
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1

Which of these is not a form of gothic architecture?

  • Decorated
  • Perpendicular
  • Late English

2

Who designed the East Front of Buckingham Palace as it is now?

  • Aston Webb
  • Christopher Wren
  • Augustus Pugin

3

What was the name of the Italian architect whose style inspire the Capitol Building in Washington?

  • Raphael Sanzio
  • Giovanni Pisano
  • Andrea Palladio

4

Which of these is the tallest church in the UK, and the tallest 14th century structure in the world?

  • Lincoln Cathedral
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Durham Cathedral

5

What is the most significant feature of Early English architecture, which is different from styles which had gone before?

  • Lancet windows
  • Rounded arch windows
  • Lead window tracery

6

Which king ascended to the British throne in 1910?

  • George V
  • George VI
  • Edward VII

7

Who was Thomas Cromwell in relation to Henry VIII?

  • Chief Minister
  • Chief Executioner
  • Brother-in-law

8

Who is tenth in line for the British throne at the moment?

  • Peter Phillips
  • Zara Phillips
  • Princess Anne

9

In which year was the French monarchy abolished?

  • 1692
  • 1792
  • 1892

10

How old was Tutankhamun when he become Pharaoh in 1341BC?

  • 9
  • 11
  • 13

11

Who is traditionally understood to have been the first ever Pope?

  • Saint Peter
  • Saint Paul
  • Saint Mark

12

Who was archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry VIII?

  • Thomas Cranmer
  • Thomas Wolsey
  • Thomas Aquinas

13

'Christ' is the English term for the Greek word 'Khristos'. What does 'Khristos' mean?

  • The Messiah
  • The Anointed
  • The Son

14

How many Popes have there been since (and including) Saint Peter (32-67)?

  • 265
  • 365
  • 465

15

Saint Lucy is depicted in paintings carrying her own what?

  • Eyes
  • Head
  • Ovaries

16

When was the first reference to the use of penicillin, fifty years before Fleming's 'discovery'?

  • 1825
  • 1875
  • 1925

17

In which year was the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima in Japan?

  • 1945
  • 1955
  • 1965

18

How many women have been awarded a Nobel Prize since 1901?

  • 35
  • 55
  • 75

19

Galileo Galilei was born in which century?

  • 15th
  • 16th
  • 17th

20

When was Legionaire's Disease given this colloquial name?

  • 1776
  • 1876
  • 1976

 

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