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Question 1 of 24
Who defeated the French at the battle of Agincourt in 1415?Correct
One of the most famous battles of the Hundred Years War was the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, where King Henry V’s vastly outnumbered English army defeated the French.
Question 2 of 24
Which British Prime Minister nationalised major industries including coal and steel?Correct
Attlee’s government undertook the nationalisation of major industries (like coal and steel), created the National Health Service and implemented many of Beveridge’s plans for a stronger welfare state. Attlee also introduced measures to improve the conditions of workers.
Question 3 of 24
Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?Correct
St Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
Question 4 of 24
Which British explorer mapped the coast of Australia?Correct
Captain James Cook mapped the coast of Australia and a few colonies were established there.
Question 5 of 24
What were the main occupations of the people during the Iron Age?Correct
During the Iron Age most people were farmers, craft workers or warriors.
Question 6 of 24
What was the name of Sir Francis Drake’s ship and which was one of the first to sail around the world?Correct
Sir Francis Drake, one of the commanders in the defeat of the Spanish Armada, was one of the founders of England’s naval tradition. His ship, the Golden Hind, was one of the first to sail right around (‘circumnavigate’) the world.
Question 7 of 24
Why did Henry VIII marry Anne of Cleves?Correct
Henry married Anne of Cleves for political reasons but divorced her soon after.
Question 8 of 24
How many American colonies declared their independence in 1776, stating that people had a right to establish their own governments?Correct
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared their independence, stating that people had a right to establish their own governments.
Question 9 of 24
Where was Catherine of Aragon (the first wife of Henry VIII) from?Correct
Catherine of Aragon was a Spanish princess.
Question 10 of 24
When did the post-war economic boom come to an end?Correct
In the late 1970s, the post-war economic boom came to an end.
Question 11 of 24
During its government, Margaret Thatcher made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers:Correct
Margaret Thatcher made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers.
Question 12 of 24
Who sat at the House of Commons during the Middle Ages?Correct
In the Middle Ages, Knights, who were usually smaller landowners, and wealthy people from towns and cities were elected to sit in the House of Commons.
Question 13 of 24
Which of the following words come from the Anglo-Saxon language?Correct
The words ‘Apple’ and ‘summer’ are based on Anglo-Saxon words.
Question 14 of 24
How old was the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, when she became queen?Correct
The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart (often now called ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’) was a Catholic. She was only a week old when her father died and she became queen.
Question 15 of 24
Which British playwright had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today?Correct
Shakespeare had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today.
Question 16 of 24
What proportion of the population died as a result of the Black Death in England?Correct
As a result of the Black Death, one third of the population of England died and a similar proportion in Scotland and Wales.
Question 17 of 24
Who wrote a famous series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage and known as ‘The Canterbury Tales’?Correct
In the years leading up to 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. The people decided to tell each other stories on the journey, and the poems describe the travellers and some of the stories they told.
Question 18 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a British invention of the 20th century?Correct
Radioactivity is not a British invention.
Question 19 of 24
Which British Prime Minister was famous for the speech ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’?Correct
During the Second World War, Winston Churchill made many famous speeches including lines which you may still hear: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’. This was Churchill’s first speech to the House of Commons after he became Prime Minister, 1940.
Question 20 of 24
Which of the following countries did NOT belong to the Allies during World War II?Correct
Bulgaria was not part of the Allies during the Second World War.
Question 21 of 24
Which famous architect designed St Paul’s Cathedral after it was destroyed by a fire in 1666?Correct
In 1666, a great fire destroyed much of the city of London, including many churches and St Paul’s Cathedral. London was rebuilt with a new St Paul’s, which was designed by a famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren.
Question 22 of 24
Who proposed that enemy aircrafts could be detected by radio waves and is responsible for the development of the radar?Correct
Radar was developed by Scotsman Sir Robert Watson-Watt (1892-1973), who proposed that enemy aircraft could be detected by radio waves. The first successful radar test took place in 1935.
Question 23 of 24
Who sat at the House of Lords during the Middle Ages?Correct
During the Middle Ages, great landowners and bishops sat in the House of Lords.
Question 24 of 24
Which of the following countries was NOT part of the Central Powers during the First World War?Correct
During the First World War Serbia formed part of the Allied powers.
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