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History of London Quiz

Facts about London from the earliest settlement to modern times. 10 Questions.

 
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1

The first London Police were called Bobbies. Why was this?

  • After founder Robert Peel
  • They always bobbed up when a crime was committed
  • First police pay was a bob (one shilling) a day

2

2009 is an anniversary for Big Ben. Which?

  • 150th
  • 200th
  • 250th

3

Why did Christopher Wren re-design St Paul's Cathedral?

  • It had been destroyed by aerial bombardment in the Blitz
  • It had been burnt down in the Great Fire of London
  • The proximity to the Thames had caused subsidence

4

The original settlement Londinium was set up around which date?

  • AD50
  • AD70
  • AD100

5

London replaced which city as Capital of England?

  • Winchester
  • Birmingham
  • Colchester

6

London Bridge started to be constructed in which year?

  • 1176
  • 1376
  • 1576

7

18th Century London people gathered where to debate events?

  • Tea Houses
  • Coffee Houses
  • Inns

8

Put the following London events in the order that they occured.

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  • The Blitz
  • The Great Plague
  • The Building of the Monument
  • The Great Fire

9

Raw sewage was pumped into the Thames until an event in 1858 which was called

  • The Great Stink
  • The Pollution Act
  • The London Sewerage Foundation

10

The gallows built at Tyburn in 1571 could hang how many people simultaneously?

  • 2
  • 12
  • 24

 

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