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British History 2 Trivia Quiz

More random questions on Britain's past 10 Questions.

 
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1

Where in Cornwall was King Arthur said to have been born?

  • Truro
  • Penzance
  • Bodmin
  • Tintagel

2

Which liner embarked on her last voyage on 1st May 1915?

  • Titanic
  • Carpathia
  • Lusitania
  • Mauretania

3

In which decade of the 20th century was flogging abolished in Britain?

  • 1950's
  • 1940's
  • 1960's
  • 1930's

4

What was the 18th century engineer James Brindley famous for building?

  • Canals
  • Bridges
  • Roads
  • Ships

5

Which Irishman attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London in 1671?

  • Colonel Blood
  • Colonel Bile
  • Colonel Mustard
  • Colonel Bogey

6

What country did the Allies invade in World War Two's 'Operation Avalanche'?

  • Norway
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Tunisia

7

When John Smith died, who stepped in as acting Labour leader?

  • Tony Blair
  • Tony Benn
  • Margaret Beckett
  • Gordon Brown

8

In which battle were 'Drake's Revenge' and 'Effingham's Ark Royal' part of the victorious fleet?

  • Jutland
  • Trafalgar
  • The Nile
  • Spanish Armada

9

In a medieval castle what was an 'oubliette'?

  • Wine Store
  • Dungeon
  • Bedchamber
  • Kitchen

10

During which king's reign was the Royal Observatory at Greenwich built?

  • Charles 1st
  • James 2nd
  • Charles 2nd
  • William 3rd

 

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