The Reign of Queen Victoria

Guess these facts about Queen Victoria and her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom.
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
First submittedJanuary 2, 2017
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The only British monarch with a longer reign
Elizabeth II
Victoria was the first monarch to live at this residence
Buckingham Palace
Her husband
Prince Albert
Hereditary disease that she carried, which may have caused
the Russian Revolution
Most well-known novelist of the Victorian era
Charles Dickens
Author of "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
Conservative Prime Minister of Jewish descent
Benjamin Disraeli
Liberal who served as PM four separate times. Rival of the above.
William Gladstone
Victoria was the last monarch from this house (hint: a German city)
Famous 1888 serial killer
Jack the Ripper
Title that Victoria acquired in 1876
Empress of India
Cause of the Great Famine in Ireland in 1845
Potato Blight
"Palace" built for the Great Exhibition of 1851
The Crystal Palace
Famous apocryphal quote of Victoria
We are not amused
Nickname for the year 1848 on continental Europe
Year of Revolution
Major war fought against Russia from 1853–1856
Crimean War
Poet whose "Charge of the Light Brigade" was inspired by the above
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Doctor who traced the source of a cholera outbreak and gave Victoria chloroform
John Snow
Victoria's eldest grandson who became Kaiser of Germany
1899–1902 war against Dutch settlers in South Africa
Boer War
Job title of a child employed to clean chimneys
Chimney sweep
Drug which caused two wars with China
Egyptian canal which the United Kingdom purchased shares of in 1875
Suez Canal
Victoria's successor as monarch
Edward VII
Level ∞
Jan 2, 2017
The Wikipedia page is fascinating, if you're interested in history.
Level 77
May 5, 2017
Victoria on PBS Masterpiece is a great series to watch, too, for more info. (It's similar to The Crown, the series about Queen Elizabeth II.)
Level 54
May 5, 2017
John Snow - arguably the most important man by the name, though Game of Thrones fans will beg to differ.
Level 63
May 16, 2017
Game of Thrones would know the characters name is Jon Snow. ;)
Level 65
May 5, 2017
John Snow did amazing work for a man who knows nothing.
Level 82
May 5, 2017
I was hoping there'd be a comment like this XD
Level 59
May 5, 2017
me too
Level 66
May 5, 2017
Interesting point about hemophilia causing the Russian Revolution. That's a bit of a stretch, but still an interesting idea that Prince Alexi's illness was the breaking point for the Russian people.
Level 67
May 15, 2021
It's a bit of a butterfly effect.

It's the reason Rasputin, a mystic healer of ill repute, was so intimately employed by the Romanovs. No one else knew that, though, as the prince's condition was kept a closely guarded secret. Everyone else --- the court, the public, etc --- was left to wonder why this crazy man was so ingratiated to the royal family and why they so passionately defended him.

They were autocratic, ineffectual leaders, and didn't have a great reputation to begin with, so this is really just one of the many mitigating factors that led to Russian Revolution, but it certainly played a part.

Level 83
May 5, 2017
Buckingham = event at a pig rodeo?
Level 87
May 6, 2017
I'd pay to see that.
Level 37
May 23, 2022
I Would Pay Good Money To See That.
Level 39
Nov 26, 2021
The answer accepted for the first question doesn't make sense in relation to the quiz title.

Elizabeth II became queen over 50 after the death of Victoria, so her longer reign since then has no bearing on events between 1837 and 1901 when Victoria was on the throne.

The correct answer here should be George III who Victoria replaced as the longest serving monarch during her reign.

Level 73
May 23, 2022
It's comparing her reign to another one, so yeah it's still related and perfectly within the title and description's parameters.

Don't be so anal.

Level 50
May 25, 2022
Why do you have to be like this?
Level 70
May 23, 2022
I do this quiz knowing I get to sleep in tomorrow because it’s Victoria Day tomorrow.
Level 55
May 23, 2022
A chimney sweep is a person who cleans out chimneys. They still exist. The child was only one kind of sweep, the term doesn't relate specifically to them; they were called 'climbing boys'.
Level 82
May 23, 2022
Victoria Day was a holiday when Canada was formed and why give up a holiday voluntarily....
Level 67
May 24, 2022
Could do with some renaming, though.
Level 32
May 24, 2022
I put opiates instead of opium, could that not count too? Or not?
Level 59
May 25, 2022
They're known as the Opium Wars, simple as that.
Level 58
May 24, 2022
Of course. The only German City i didn't type in.......Hanover.