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British History Quiz 13

More random questions on Britain's past 12 Questions.

 
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In what year was the UK's first policewoman recruited?

  • 1914
  • 1923
  • 1931
  • 1940

2
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For what was Isaac Watts (born 1674 in Southampton) famous?

  • Making furniture
  • Royal physician
  • Training racehorses
  • Writing hymns

3

Can you match these men to their correct burial site?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Edward II
  • King John
  • John Smith
  • Thomas Gray

Right

  • Worcester Cathedral
  • Stoke Poges
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Iona

4
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Which port did Lord Nelson describe as, "the finest port in Christendom"?

  • Bristol
  • Eyemouth
  • Milford Haven
  • Portsmouth

5
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Walter Arnold (manufacturer of the Arnold Motor Carriage) was the first person in Britain to be convicted of what offence?

  • Drink driving
  • Driving without insurance
  • Illegal parking
  • Speeding

6
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Which charity opened it's first shop in July 1948?

  • Barnados
  • Oxfam
  • R.S.P.C.A.
  • The Salvation Army

7
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In the Middle Ages, how long did an apprenticeship last?

  • 3 years
  • 5 years
  • 7 years
  • 9 years

8
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On which part of the body would a Victorian lady have worn 'luggers'?

  • Ears
  • Feet
  • Hands
  • Neck

9
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What type of vehicle was the 'Firespit II'?

  • Aeroplane
  • Airship
  • Tank
  • Train

10
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Joseph Paxton built the world's largest glasshouse (The Great Conservatory) in the grounds of which stately home?

  • Althorpe House
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Castle Howard
  • Chatsworth House

11
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When James VI of Scotland became James I of England in 1603, for how long had he been King of Scotland?

  • 5 years
  • 15 years
  • 25 years
  • 35 years

12
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Which regiment of the British Army were once known as 'Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard'?

  • Durham Light Infantry
  • The Black Watch
  • The Green Howards
  • The Royal Scots

 

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