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- Question 1 of 24
Why did Henry VIII decide to divorce Catherine of Aragon?CorrectIncorrect
When Catherine was too old to give him another child, Henry decided to divorce her, hoping that another wife would give him a son to be his heir.
- Question 2 of 24
What characterised the Bronze Age?CorrectIncorrect
During the Bronze Age people lived in roundhouses and buried their dead in tombs called round barrows.
- Question 3 of 24
How many British citizens left the country between 1853 and 1913?Correct
Between 1853 and 1913, as many as 13 million British citizens left the country.Incorrect
- Question 4 of 24
Who was known as the Iron Duke?CorrectIncorrect
In 1815, the French Wars ended with the defeat of the Emperor Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington was known as the Iron Duke and later became Prime Minister.
- Question 5 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a British invention?CorrectIncorrect
The World Wide Web, the Turing machine and the hovercraft are British inventions.
- Question 6 of 24
When did Argentina invade the Falklands Islands?CorrectIncorrect
In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic.
- Question 7 of 24
When did Alexander Fleming win the Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of penicillin?CorrectIncorrect
Fleming won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 for the discovery of the penicillin.
- Question 8 of 24
When did the Roman army leave Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The Roman army left Britain in AD 410 to defend other parts of the Roman Empire and never returned.
- Question 9 of 24
When was Emmeline Pankhurst born?CorrectIncorrect
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester in 1858. She set up the women’s Franchise League in 1889, which fought to get the vote in local elections for married women.
- Question 10 of 24
How long did the First World War last for?CorrectIncorrect
The First World War lasted four years (1914 – 1918).
- Question 11 of 24
Who was Henry VII?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VII was the leader of the House of Lancaster.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following areas did the British Empire NOT cover during the Victorian period?CorrectIncorrect
During the Victorian period, the British Empire grew to cover all of India, Australia and large parts of Africa.
- Question 13 of 24
Which British scientist led the development of the atomic bomb?CorrectIncorrect
Scientists led by Ernest Rutherford, working at Manchester and then Cambridge University, were the first to ‘split the atom’ and took part in the Manhattan Project in the United States, which developed the atomic bomb.
- Question 14 of 24
After the Black Death, the growing wealth in the towns led to the development of a strong middle class:CorrectIncorrect
After the Black Death, new social classes appeared, including owners of large areas of land (later called the gentry), and people left the countryside to live in the towns. In the towns, growing wealth led to the development of a strong middle class.
- Question 15 of 24
What was the ability of the Harrier jump jet aircraft?CorrectIncorrect
The Harrier jump jet, an aircraft capable of taking off vertically, was also designed and developed in the UK.
- Question 16 of 24
Which TWO of Henry VIII’s wives were accused of taking lovers and executed?CorrectIncorrect
Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were accused of taking lovers and executed.
- Question 17 of 24
Which two scientists led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep?CorrectIncorrect
In 1996, two British scientists, Sir Ian Wilmot (1944-) and Keith Campbell (1954-2012), led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep.
- Question 18 of 24
What British discovery was influential in the development of computer science and the modern-day computer?CorrectIncorrect
The Turing machine is a theoretical mathematical device invented by Alan Turing (1912-54), a British mathematician, in the 1930s. The theory was influential in the development of computer science and the modern-day computer.
- Question 19 of 24
Which famous philosopher developed ideas about human nature during the 18th century and that have continued to influence philosophers over the years?CorrectIncorrect
During the 18th century, David Hume’s ideas about human nature continue to influence philosophers.
- Question 20 of 24
When did the ‘Concorde’ aircraft carry passengers for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Concorde’ began carrying passengers in 1976.
- Question 21 of 24
Which prehistoric village located in northern Europe has helped archaeologists to understand more about how people lived near the end of the Stone Age?CorrectIncorrect
Skara Brae on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe, and has helped archaeologists to understand more about how people lived near the end of the Stone Age.
- Question 22 of 24
During the Middle Ages, a Parliament was developed in Scotland, which had three Houses called Estates. These were:CorrectIncorrect
The Parliament developed in Scotland in the Middle Ages had three Houses, called Estates: the lords, the commons and the clergy.
- Question 23 of 24
Which of the following scientific discoveries helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution?CorrectIncorrect
Scientific discoveries, such as James Watt’s work on steam power, helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution.
- Question 24 of 24
Where in England was one of the Anglo-Saxon kings buried with treasure and armour?CorrectIncorrect
The burial place of one of the Anglo-Saxon kings was at Sutton Hoo in modern Suffolk.
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