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British History Quiz 9

More random questions on Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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What type of paper was invented in 1806 by Englishman Ralph Wedgwood?

  • Blotting paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Wallpaper

2
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Who was the first British monarch to have stepped on US soil?

  • Edward VII
  • Elizabeth II
  • George V
  • George VI

3
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London, Durham and which other city were omitted from the Domesday Book in 1086?

  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • Salisbury
  • Winchester

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In which decade did the last known duel in England take place at Priesthill, Egham?

  • 1810's
  • 1830's
  • 1850's
  • 1870's

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By what name was the rocket developed in Britain in the 1950's known?

  • Blue streak
  • Hairstreak
  • Red streak
  • White streak

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At which battle in 1746 was the Young Pretender defeated by the Duke of Cumberland?

  • Bannockburn
  • Culloden
  • Flodden
  • Halidon Hill

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Which English university was the first to let women take degrees?

  • Cambridge
  • Durham
  • London
  • Oxford

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Which King's appendix caused his coronation to be delayed for six weeks?

  • Edward VII
  • George IV
  • George V
  • William III

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In which year did UK National Service end?

  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1962
  • 1964

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By what name did the Romans know the Isle of Wight?

  • Glevum
  • Sarum
  • Vectis
  • Verulamium

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What first featured on British pound notes in 1940?

  • Colour
  • Metal strips
  • Monarch's head
  • Watermarks

12

Can you match these battles/wars between England and Scotland with the years they took place?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Battle of Bannockburn
  • Battle of Flodden
  • Battle of Solway Moss
  • First Bishop's War

Right

  • 1639
  • 1314
  • 1513
  • 1542

 

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