Britain And Ireland 1868 - 1893

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Britain Quizzes & Trivia

In preparation for Unit 2 Part B, this quiz will test your own knowledge of the course so far (1868 - 1893). You will be expected to know key dates and events, as well as be able to explain details and significance. The questions are based upon the directed research task that you recently completed for homework. Those who score less than 60% will be asked to re-take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did the Fenians launch an series of uprisings, blow up a wall in Clerkenwell House of Correction and have three members executed for the murder of Sergeant Brett?
    • A. 

      1881

    • B. 

      1867

    • C. 

      1868

    • D. 

      1870

  • 2. 
    Which is the correct date range for Gladstone's first ministry (when he was Prime Minister for the first time!)
    • A. 

      1868 - 1881

    • B. 

      1868 - 1872

    • C. 

      1878 - 1894

    • D. 

      1868 - 1874

  • 3. 
    In 1869, Gladstone passed The Church of Ireland Act and Catholics no longer had to pay ________ to the Protestant Church of Ireland?
  • 4. 
    What is the correct meaning of Disestablishment?
    • A. 

      The Church has been shut down

    • B. 

      The status of a Church as the official Church of a state is removed

    • C. 

      The Church can no longer impose taxes

  • 5. 
    Gladstone passed his first Land Act in what year?
    • A. 

      1870

    • B. 

      1871

    • C. 

      1881

    • D. 

      1890

  • 6. 
    The "Bright Clauses" allowed tenant farmers to borrow up to ___________ of the cost of buying their holding.
  • 7. 
    The first Land Act gave tenant farmers the right to compensation for any improvements made to their holding but did not offer them protection against eviction or the possibility of unfair rent increases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In 1873, Gladstone attempted to pass the Irish _______________ Bill.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following  facts about the bill proposed in 1873 is false?
    • A. 

      The bill was defeated in the House of Commons

    • B. 

      Potentially controversial subjects such as history, philosophy and religion would not be offered

    • C. 

      The bill proposed creating a secular (non religious) University in Dublin

    • D. 

      The bill proposed setting up a Catholic University in Dublin

  • 10. 
    From 1874 - 1880, the ____________________ party governed Britain and Ireland
  • 11. 
    In 1877 - 79, bad weather caused two bad ___________ in Ireland, causing thousands of farmers in southern Ireland to fail to pay their rent and be evicted.
  • 12. 
    Which Irish nationalist group was founded in 1879?
    • A. 

      Sinn Fein

    • B. 

      Clan na gael

    • C. 

      Fenians

    • D. 

      Land League

  • 13. 
    The leaders of the Land League were......
    • A. 

      Daniel O'Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell

    • B. 

      Charles Stewart Parnell and Michael Davitt

    • C. 

      Douglas Hyde and John O'Leary

  • 14. 
    Which of the following strategies were not employed by the Land League to put pressure on the landlords?
    • A. 

      Asking the police for help

    • B. 

      Boycotts

    • C. 

      Rent Strikes

    • D. 

      Posters

  • 15. 
     Gladstone, as leader of the Liberal Party became Prime for the second time in 1882.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In response to the violence of the Land Wars, Gladstone passed the _____________ Act in 1881
  • 17. 
    The Coercion Act was coupled with reform and in 1881, Gladstone also passed his Second Land Act. Which of the following was not one of the 3F's
    • A. 

      Free Sale

    • B. 

      Fixity of Tenure

    • C. 

      Freedom from Eviction

    • D. 

      Fair Rents

  • 18. 
    The Second Land Act also improved upon the Land Purchase scheme introduced in the 1870 Land Act by increasing the government loan to ________________ of the cost of the tenant's holding.
  • 19. 
    The Kilmainham Treaty was signed in 1882 between Gladstone and ____________
  • 20. 
    For his part in the Treaty, Gladstone gave Parnell his freedom and agreed to amend aspects of the Land Act that had disappointed the Land League. What did Parnell have to do in return?
    • A. 

      Step down as leader of the Land League

    • B. 

      End his affair with Kitty O'Shea

    • C. 

      Control the violence of the Land League and support the Liberal government and their Land Act

    • D. 

      Forget about Home Rule for Ireland

  • 21. 
    The Chief Secretary for Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish and his Under-Secretary T.H Burke were assassinated in Phoenix Park, Dublin on 6 May 1882 by a splinter group of the IRB called the Invincibles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Gladstone became Prime Minister for a third time in _______________
  • 23. 
    "Home Rule" meant that the British parliament at Westminster would continue to govern all Irish affairs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Gladstone did not tell the Liberal Party about his conversion to Home Rule in 1886. Who was responsible for leaking this information in an event known as the "Hawarden Kite"?
    • A. 

      His son, Herbert

    • B. 

      Parnell

    • C. 

      Randolph Churchill

    • D. 

      Lord Hartington

  • 25. 
    How many Irish MP's did the First Home Rule Act propose would sit in Westminister?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      0

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