Statistics for British History Quiz for Dummies

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  • This quiz has been taken 55,258 times
  • The average score is 18 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during most of WWII?Winston Churchill
98%
Whose many plays include "Hamlet", "MacBeth", and "Romeo and Juliet"?William Shakespeare
97%
What royal family member died in a car crash after being chased by paparazzi in 1997?Princess Diana
96%
What country merged with England to form the "Kingdom of Great Britain" in 1707?Scotland
96%
What king had six different wives, two of whom were beheaded?King Henry VIII
95%
What country did England fight against in the "Hundred Years War"?France
93%
What political union did the UK vote to leave in 2016, finally doing so in 2020?European Union
92%
Who reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837–1901?Queen Victoria
92%
What country tried to invade England with an armada in 1588?Spain
92%
What territory did the UK acquire from China in 1842 and return in 1997?Hong Kong
88%
What theory did Charles Darwin write about in his book "On the Origin of Species"?Natural Selection
88%
What type of people did England "transport" to Australia from 1787 until 1868?Convicts
87%
What "revolution" started in Great Britain in the late 1700s, sparking a massive rise in
material prosperity throughout the entire world?
{Industrial} Revolution
87%
What charter did King John agree to in 1215 which placed limits on royal power?{Magna} Carta
87%
What famous ring of stones was constructed in Wiltshire at least 4000 years ago?Stonehenge
87%
What was the most populous country in the British Empire before becoming
independent in 1947?
India
86%
King Richard I was known by the nickname "Cœur de Lion".
What does this mean in English?
Lionheart
79%
What series of conflicts pitted the House of Lancaster against the House of York?Wars of the {Roses}
77%
What name has been shared by 6 kings, the 3rd of whom was mad?George
72%
What group of people conquered England in 1066?Normans
68%

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