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A Monarchy-Based Quiz

12 questions about Kings and Queens 12 Questions.

 
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1

What caused the death of William II (Rufus) whilst out in the New Forest in 1135?

  • He was ambushed by a gang of thieves .
  • He fell off his horse and hit a tree.
  • Hit by a stray arrow in a "hunting accident"
  • Struck by lightning in a huge storm.

2

In 1413, it was rumoured that King Henry IV had died from what ailment , the same ailment that killed Scottish King Robert the Bruce some 50 years earlier?

  • Gout
  • Dysentry
  • Blood clots
  • Leprosy

3

Which ONE of these nasty illnesses did Henry VIII NOT suffer from?

  • Syphillis
  • Ulcerated Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis

4

Which one of the choices given was NOT a real KIng of England?

  • Earwig
  • Eadwig
  • Edward the Martyr
  • Harald Harefoot

5

Richard the Lionheart reigned for 10 years but how long did he spend in England?

  • 6 months
  • 1 year
  • 9 years 3 months
  • 9 years 10 months

6

King Henry I died from what was described at the time as a "surfeit of lampreys". But what are lampreys?

  • Rat-sized rodents that lived in the Fens
  • A 2 ft long shrimp-like crustacean
  • An eel-like fish that attaches onto larger fish
  • A freshwater jellyfish

7

What killed "Bloody Mary" in May 1558?

  • A tick bite that turned septic
  • She was kicked by a horse
  • Already weakened by cancer, she died of influenza
  • She choked on a fishbone.

8

What did Richard Brandon do to the King of England in 1649?

  • He kidnapped him.
  • He painted him
  • He tweeted him
  • He executed him.

9

Who was King of England when the Titanic sank?

  • George V
  • Edward VII
  • George VI
  • Henry VII

10

Which KIng of England reigned the longest?

  • Henry VI
  • Edward II
  • Richard III
  • George III

11

Add together the number of Kings called Edward to the number of Kings called Richard. What is the total?

  • 6
  • 11
  • 13
  • 7

12

Which are the correct dates of the reign of King Edward VIII before he abdicated?

  • July 1935 -December 1937
  • May 1933 - October 1936
  • January 1936 - December 1936
  • March 1937 -June 1938

 

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