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British History Quiz 6

More random questions on Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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In which century were the houses in Downing Street in Westminster built?

  • 16th century
  • 17th century
  • 18th century
  • 19th century

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Which of the Stuart kings suffered from chronic asthma?

  • Charles II
  • James II
  • William III
  • Charles I

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When was the first meeting of the British Trades Union Congress?

  • 1868
  • 1888
  • 1908
  • 1928

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At which British public school was smoking compulsory in the 1660's?

  • Eton
  • Winchester
  • Rugby
  • Harrow

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What did Will Somers and Archie Armstrong have in common?

  • They were Royal doctors
  • They were notorious highwaymen
  • They were public executioners
  • They were famous court jesters

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In what year did the Battle of Bannockburn take place?

  • 1431
  • 1314
  • 1413
  • 1341

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Which Lord prepared a report following the Brixton riots in the 1980's?

  • Lord Jessops
  • Lord Soames
  • Lord Scarman
  • Lord Jarman

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In the Middle Ages, which king invented a 'candle clock' to tell the time?

  • Athelstan
  • Edward the Elder
  • Edred
  • Alfred the Great

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In the 19th century, explorer Matthew Flinders became the first person known to circumnavigate which island?

  • Australia
  • Greenland
  • Madagascar
  • Borneo

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George Shillibeer was responsible for providing the first what, in London?

  • Tram service
  • Helicopter service
  • Bus service
  • Ambulance service

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What bird was recorded as nesting on a Scottish cathedral in 1416?

  • Penguin
  • White stork
  • Dodo
  • Cassowary

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How many children did Catherine of Aragon bear Henry VIII?

  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6

 

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