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British History Quiz 11

More random questions about Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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In which year was the first M.O.T. test carried out?

  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970

2
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Eating which insect was thought to be a cure for toothache in the Middle Ages?

  • Bluebottle
  • Cockroach
  • Dragonfly
  • Ladybird

3
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What was the occupation of Christopher Cockerell who invented the Hovercraft?

  • Civil Servant
  • Dentist
  • Librarian
  • Radio Engineer

4
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Which Order of Chivalry, started in 1725, has a crimson ribbon and the motto, 'Tria juncta in uno (Three joined in One)'?

  • The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
  • The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
  • The Most Noble Order of the Garter
  • The Order of Merit

5

Can you match these monarchs to their correct nicknames?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • George III
  • George V
  • King John
  • William IV

Right

  • The Sailor King
  • Farmer George
  • Lackland
  • Silly Billy

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Thornhill was the original name of which football club that ceased to exist in 1925?

  • Rotherham County
  • Rotherham Hamlet
  • Rotherham Town
  • Rotherham Village

7
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In which year was 'third class' abolished on British Railways?

  • 1936
  • 1946
  • 1956
  • 1966

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"King Arthur's legendary Round Table seated 99 people" is this statement true or false?

  • True
  • xxxxxxxx
  • False
  • xxxxxxxx

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St Johnstown was once the capital of Scotland... by what name is it now known?

  • Dunfermline
  • Edinburgh
  • Perth
  • Stirling

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In which decade was the British Library founded?

  • 1730's
  • 1750's
  • 1770's
  • 1790's

11
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How many designs of St Paul's Cathedral did Christopher Wren have to present before final approval?

  • 3
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12

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In 1960, what was added to the school curriculum as a social skill?

  • Ballroom dancing
  • Domestic science
  • Life saving
  • Public speaking

 

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