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Remembrance Day quiz

How much do you know about the origins of Remembrance Day? 15 Questions.

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The poppy used as a symbol of Remembrance Day represents flowers growing in the battlefields of Flanders - where was Flanders?

  • France
  • Germany
  • Belgium


"In Flanders fields, the poppies blow" is the first line of the poem Flanders Fields written by who?

  • Rupert Brooke
  • John McCrae
  • Wilfred Owen


Remembrance Day had another name before the Second World War - what was it?

  • Armistice Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Memorial Day


Where in London is the main national celebration on Remembrance Sunday held?

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Whitehall
  • Westminster Abbey


Which charity, founded in 1921, organises the Poppy Appeal?

  • British Veterans Association
  • Royal Army Benevolent Fund
  • The Royal British Legion


Which monarch issued a proclamation calling for a two minute silence every year on November 11th?

  • King George VI
  • King Edward VIII
  • King George V


Who designed the Cenotaph at Whitehall?

  • Christopher Wren
  • Edward Lutyens
  • James Pemberton


What is written on the Cenotaph?

  • In Remembrance
  • The names of soldiers killed in battle 1914-1918
  • The Glorious Dead


The Armistice to end the First World War was signed on November 11th 1918 in which setting?

  • On board a boat
  • In a railway carriage
  • In a cave


Who lays the first wreath on the Cenotaph?

  • The oldest veteran attending the ceremony
  • The Queen
  • The Army Commander-in-Chief


What was the name of the last surviving British soldier of World War I, who died this year aged 111?

  • Harry Latch
  • Harry Patch
  • Harry Stratch


The first day of which battle in 1916 was the bloodiest in British Army history with over 19000 dead?

  • Passchendale
  • Ypres
  • Somme


What does the word 'cenotaph' literally mean?

  • Fallen comrade
  • Empty tomb
  • Battle memory


Which First World War general helped to found the British Legion, and until quite recently had his name written on the black plastic at the centre of the remembrance poppies?

  • Sir Henry Rawlinson
  • Lord Kitchener
  • Sir Douglas Haig


The last official casualty of World War One was an American, Private Henry Gunter. What time was his death on November 11th?

  • 10.35
  • 10.59
  • 10.08