UK History Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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UK History Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are two responsibilities that you will have as a British citizen or permanent resident of the UK?
    • A. 

      To look after the area in which you live and the environment

    • B. 

      To look after yourself and your family

    • C. 

      To stay in the UK forever

    • D. 

      To promote work in your local community

  • 2. 
    What is the Home Secretary responsible for?
    • A. 

      Health

    • B. 

      Defence

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Policing

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a fundamental principle of British life?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Intolerance

    • C. 

      Individual Liberty

    • D. 

      Inequity

  • 4. 
    What was the last battle between Great Britain and France?
    • A. 

      The Battle of Trafalgar

    • B. 

      The Battle of Waterloo

    • C. 

      The Battle of Hastings

    • D. 

      Battle of Agincourt

  • 5. 
    When does Easter take place?
    • A. 

      November or December

    • B. 

      January or February

    • C. 

      March or April

    • D. 

      May or June

  • 6. 
    Where is the Big Ben located?
    • A. 

      Buckingham Palace

    • B. 

      The Tower of London

    • C. 

      Trafalgar Square

    • D. 

      The Houses of the Parliament

  • 7. 
    St Helena is a British overseas territory and it is part of the United Kingdom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Wales has its own established church.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which flower is associated with Wales?
    • A. 

      Daffodil

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Shamrock

    • D. 

      Thistle

  • 10. 
    Where is the Eden Project located?
    • A. 

      Dorset

    • B. 

      Cornwall

    • C. 

      Devon

    • D. 

      Somerset

  • 11. 
    When were men and women given the right to vote at the age of 21?
    • A. 

      1918

    • B. 

      1903

    • C. 

      1928

    • D. 

      1923

  • 12. 
    Several Church of England bishops sit in the House of Lords
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    How is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?
    • A. 

      Vaisakhi

    • B. 

      Hannukah

    • C. 

      Diwali

    • D. 

      Hogmanay

  • 14. 
    During the reign of Charles II parts of London were destroyed, what was the cause of this destruction?
    • A. 

      A war

    • B. 

      A flood

    • C. 

      A fire

    • D. 

      An earthquake

  • 15. 
    St Helena and the Falkland Islands are part of Great Britain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Where is the UK geographically located?
    • A. 

      South-west of Europe

    • B. 

      South-east of Europe

    • C. 

      North-east of Europe

    • D. 

      North-west of Europe

  • 17. 
    Women over the age of 30 were given the right to vote as a result of their contribution towards the war effort. Which war was that?
    • A. 

      The First World War

    • B. 

      The Second World War

    • C. 

      The Civil War

    • D. 

      The Crimean War

  • 18. 
    Why did Henry VIII establish the church of England?
    • A. 

      To divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon

    • B. 

      To celebrate his wedding with Anne of Cleves

    • C. 

      To establish a unique religion in England

    • D. 

      To have control over religious people

  • 19. 
    How often are general elections held in the UK?
    • A. 

      Every 3 years

    • B. 

      Every 4 years

    • C. 

      Every 5 years

    • D. 

      Every 10 years

  • 20. 
    Which two of the following are fundamental principles of British life?
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      The rule of Law

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Join a liberal party

  • 21. 
    Who is the patron Saint of Scotland?
    • A. 

      St David

    • B. 

      St Patrick

    • C. 

      St George

    • D. 

      St Andrew

  • 22. 
    When did Ireland become a republic?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1939

    • C. 

      1949

    • D. 

      1927

  • 23. 
    What is the name of the long war that English kings fought with France in the middle ages?
    • A. 

      The Crimean War

    • B. 

      The First World War

    • C. 

      The Hundred Years War

    • D. 

      The Boer War

  • 24. 
    What charity works to preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK?
    • A. 

      Shelter

    • B. 

      Age UK

    • C. 

      Crisis

    • D. 

      The National Trust

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