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British History Quiz Trivia

Random questions on Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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1

Which British king was removed from the throne by the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688?

  • James 1st
  • Charles 2nd
  • James 2nd
  • Charles 1st

2

What was Norwich the first city to establish in 1608?

  • Public Court
  • Public Library
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Art Gallery

3

The 'Cat & Mouse Act' was introduced to try and stop the activities of what movement?

  • The Suffragettes
  • The Scottish Independence
  • The Trade Unions
  • The Press

4

Which public school was founded by John Lyon in 1572?

  • Eton
  • Winchester
  • Westminster
  • Harrow

5

The 'Treaty of Northampton' signed in 1328, recognized the independence of which country?

  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • England

6

In which field was British physicist William Henry Fox Talbot a pioneer?

  • Steel production
  • Radio telegraphy
  • Pasteurization
  • Photography

7

In a medieval castle, what was the 'Buttery' used to store?

  • Meat
  • Wine/ale
  • Amunition
  • Butter

8

What was the first name of the furniture designer Hepplewhite?

  • George
  • Charles
  • Andrew
  • Robert

9

In which century was the last outbreak of 'Black Death' in England?

  • 14th
  • 16th
  • 18th
  • 20th

10

What was the name of the world's first paddle-steamer, built on the Clyde in 1812?

  • Comet
  • Argos
  • Asteroid
  • Planet

11

Who was the English soldier who commanded the British capture of Quebec in the 18th century?

  • James Fox
  • James Wolfe
  • James Mole
  • James Swan

12

Which cruel sport was prohibited by Parliament in 1835?

  • Badger baiting
  • Cock fighting
  • Bear baiting
  • Fox hunting

 

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