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Victorian Britain

Try out your knowledge of the Victorian era with this quiz! 25 Questions.

 
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What year did Queen Victoria come to the throne and the Victorian era begin?

  • 1822
  • 1830
  • 1837
  • 1841

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Who was her consort?

  • Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • Prince Albert, Duke of Saxony
  • Albert, Prince of Wales
  • Prince Albert, Duke of Edinburgh

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How many children did Victoria and Albert have?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 9

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Who was Victoria's first Prime Minister?

  • Robert Peel
  • Viscount Melbourne
  • Lord John Russell
  • Earl of Derby

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What age was Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel when he died in 1859?

  • 43
  • 53
  • 63
  • 73

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Who published her book on Household Management in 1861 which advised Britain's middle & upper class housewives how to run their home?

  • Mrs Walker
  • Mrs Beester
  • Mrs Taylor
  • Mrs Beeton

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What did the Ten Hour Act of 1847 decree?

  • No woman could work more than 10 hours a day
  • No child could work more than 10 hours a day
  • Women had to work for at least 10 hours a day
  • Children had to work for at least 10 hours a day

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Who is this famous Victorian lady?

  • Elizabeth Gaskill
  • Isabella Beeton
  • Catherine Dickens
  • Florence Nightingale

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Who was the first English woman to qualify as a Physician and Surgeon?

  • Emily Davies
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
  • Florence Nightingale

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The culprit of which disease was traced to a water pump in Broad Street, London by John Snow in 1854?

  • Tuberculosis
  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Smallpox

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In what year was Jack The Ripper stalking the streets of Whitechapel murdering prostitutes?

  • 1880
  • 1888
  • 1890
  • 1892

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was most famous for writing a series of stories about Sherlock Holmes. Where was he born?

  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow
  • Dundee

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By 1861, there were two thousand cotton mills in Lancashire but how much of the world's cotton did they produce?

  • All of it
  • Over a third
  • Over half
  • Over a quarter

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 was housed in the Crystal Palace to exhibit Britain's economic & industrial success. Which London park was the Crystal Palace in?

  • Regents Park
  • Hyde Park
  • St James Park
  • Green Park

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London had a railway of the dead that was opened in 1854 to take dead bodies out of London to cemeteries to help the graveyard overcrowding. What was it called?

  • London Railway of the Dead
  • London Necro Railway
  • London Death Rail
  • London Necropolis Railway

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Workhouses were very common institutions in Victorian Britain. In most Workhouses men & women were segregated. Why was this?

  • To prevent further children who would need care
  • For modesty
  • So that men could focus on their work
  • So women could have female only warders

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There were many scientific advances in the Victorian age. When was the first electric lightbulb invented?

  • 1860
  • 1865
  • 1871
  • 1878

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Which city opened the first municipal steam-powered tram route in 1883?

  • Leeds
  • York
  • Huddersfield
  • Doncaster

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What caused the Great Potato Famine in Ireland between 1845-1852?

  • Potato Blight
  • Irish Potato Disease
  • Irish Blight
  • Potato rott

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In 1876, Queen Victoria became Empress of...

  • Africa
  • America
  • Japan
  • India

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After Prince Albert died Victoria undertook a long period of mourning but after a while came to rely on a servant from Scotland. What was his name?

  • Robert MacDonald
  • John Brown
  • Edward Burns
  • James Brown

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Famous for painting the 'Monarch of the Glen', who was Queen Victoria's favoured painter?

  • Sir Edwin Landseer
  • George Edward Perine
  • John Evertt Millais
  • Frederick Richard Lee

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Who is this famous Victorian cricketer who was born in Downend near Bristol?

  • W. Clark
  • George Parr
  • W.G. Grace
  • John Jackson

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There were two Boer Wars fought in South Africa towards the end of Victoria's reign. When did the second Boer War start?

  • 1889
  • 1892
  • 1899
  • 1900

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After reigning for over 63 years, Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901 ending the great Victorian era. Where did she die?

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Windsor Castle
  • Osborne House
  • Kensington Palace

 

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