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- Question 1 of 24
Elizabeth I was the younger daughter of which King?CorrectIncorrect
Elizabeth I was the younger daughter of Henry VIII.
- Question 2 of 24
When did the First World War end?CorrectIncorrect
The First World War ended at 11.00 am on 11th November 1918 with victory for Britain and its allies.
- Question 3 of 24
Which British scientist was awarded a Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule?CorrectIncorrect
The structure of the DNA molecule was discovered in 1953 through work at British universities in London and Cambridge. This discovery contributed to many scientific advances, particularly in medicine and fighting crime. Francis Crick (1916-2004), one of those awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery, was British.
- Question 4 of 24
When did people learn how to make bronze?CorrectIncorrect
Around 4,000 years ago, people learned to make bronze. We call this period the Bronze Age.
- Question 5 of 24
Who was Boudicca?CorrectIncorrect
One of the tribal leaders who fought against the Romans was Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni in what is now eastern England.
- Question 6 of 24
What actions did Henry VII take after his victory in the War of the Roses?CorrectIncorrect
After his victory in the Wars of the Roses, Henry VII wanted to make sure that England remained peaceful and that his position as king was secure. He deliberately strengthened the central administration of England and reduced the power of the nobles.
- Question 7 of 24
Who became Prime Minister of the UK in May 2010?CorrectIncorrect
In May 2010, and for the first time in the UK since February 1974, no political party won an overall majority in the General Election. The Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties formed a coalition and the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, became Prime Minister.
- Question 8 of 24
How were Elizabeth I and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ related?CorrectIncorrect
‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ was Elizabeth I’s cousin.
- Question 9 of 24
Choose the correct answer, the Middle Ages was:CorrectIncorrect
The Middle Ages (or the medieval period) was a time of almost constant war.
- Question 10 of 24
What does the acronym NATO stand for?CorrectIncorrect
NATO stands for The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
- Question 11 of 24
What characterised the people from the Bronze Age?CorrectIncorrect
The people of the Bronze Age were accomplished metalworkers who made many beautiful objects in bronze and gold, including tools, ornaments and weapons.
- Question 12 of 24
What is the name of the event that refers to the 6 June 1944 when Allied Forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War II?CorrectIncorrect
‘D-Day’ refers to the 6th of June 1944, when allied forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War II.
- Question 13 of 24
Which British Prime Minister led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following civilisations is known for having built roads and public buildings, creating a structure of law and having introduced new plants and animals in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The Romans remained in Britain for 400 years. They built roads and public buildings, created a structure of law, and introduced new plants and animals.
- Question 15 of 24
What marked the beginning of what is called ‘constitutional monarchy’?CorrectIncorrect
The laws passed after the Glorious Revolution are the beginning of what is called ‘constitutional monarchy’.
- Question 16 of 24
When was the Turing machine discovered?CorrectIncorrect
A Turing machine is a theoretical mathematical device invented by Alan Turing (1912-54), a British mathematician, in the 1930s.
- Question 17 of 24
During which period were the House of Lords and House of Commons established?CorrectIncorrect
In the Middle Ages, the numbers attending Parliament increased and two separate parts, known as Houses were established. These were the House of the Commons on the House of the Lords.
- Question 18 of 24
How many years did Queen Victoria reign for?CorrectIncorrect
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 18. She reigned until 1901, almost 64 years.
- Question 19 of 24
What is the name of Admiral Nelson’s ship?CorrectIncorrect
Admiral Nelson’s ship was known as the HMS Victory.
- Question 20 of 24
What are the British scientists Sir Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell famous for?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following was one of the commanders in the defeat of the Spanish Armada and one of the founders of England’s naval tradition?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Francis Drake was one of the commanders in the defeat of the Spanish Armada and one of the founders of England’s naval tradition.
- Question 22 of 24
Who was the inventor of the World Wide Web?CorrectIncorrect
The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (1955-), is British. Information was successfully transferred via the web for the first time on 25 December 1990.
- Question 23 of 24
When did the War of the Roses start?CorrectIncorrect
In 1455, a civil war was begun to decide who should be king of England. It was fought between the supporters of two families: the House of Lancaster and the House of York. This war was called the Wars of the Roses, because the symbol of Lancaster was a red rose and the symbol of York was a white rose.
- Question 24 of 24
When did the UK join the European Economic Community (EEC)?CorrectIncorrect
At first the UK did not wish to join the EEC but it eventually did so in 1973.
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