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Chapter 3 Test 8
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- Question 1 of 24
During the Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Where did the canal builders come from?CorrectIncorrect
During this Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Canal builders came from Holland.
- Question 2 of 24
The Elizabethan period in England was a time of growing patriotism: a feeling of pride in being English, English explorers sought new trade routes and tried to expand British trade into the Spanish colonies in the Americas:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 3 of 24
How many crosses form the Union Flag?CorrectIncorrect
The Union Flag has three crosses.
- Question 4 of 24
Who were the suffragettes?CorrectIncorrect
The suffragettes were a group who used civil disobedience to gain the vote for women.
- Question 5 of 24
When did Henry VIII die?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VIII died on the 28th of January 1547.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following lines from Shakespeare’s plays and poems is often still quoted?CorrectIncorrect
‘The darling buds of May’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Sonnet 18 – Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following statements about Mary, Queen of the Scotland, is NOT true?CorrectIncorrect
The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart (often now called ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’) was a Catholic.
- Question 8 of 24
When did Ireland become unified with England, Wales and Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In 1801, Ireland became unified with England, Scotland and Wales after the Act of Union of 1800. This created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Question 9 of 24
What was the estimated population of the British Empire during the Victorian period?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 24
Which of the following countries was NOT part of the Allied Powers during the First World War?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 11 of 24
When did the First World War finish?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 12 of 24
Florence Nightingale is known for her work on:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 13 of 24
Which Act abolished slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 14 of 24
Who became King of England when Queen Anne died in 1714?CorrectIncorrect
When Queen Anne died in 1714, Parliament chose a German, George I, to be the next king, because he was Anne’s nearest Protestant relative.
- Question 15 of 24
Who discovered the penicillin in 1928?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 16 of 24
How many British casualties were recorded during the first day of the British attack of the Somme in July 1916 during the First World War?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 17 of 24
The Welsh dragon on the Welsh flag does not appear on the Union Flag because, when the first Union Flag was created in 1606 from the flags of Scotland and England, the Principality of Wales was already untied with England:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 18 of 24
Which two countries developed the ‘Concorde’ aircraft?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 19 of 24
Which Scottish physician and researcher co-discovered the insulin used to treat diabetes?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 20 of 24
Who was voted the greatest Briton of all time in 2002?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following social laws were liberalised during the ‘Swinging Sixties’?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 22 of 24
Who was the mother of Elizabeth I?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 23 of 24
When was the National Health System (NHS) established?CorrectIncorrect
In 1948, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, the Minister for Health, led the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), which guaranteed a minimum standard of health care for all, free at the point of use.
- Question 24 of 24
How many Russian and Polish Jews came to Britain to escape prosecution between 1870 and 1914?CorrectIncorrect
Between 1870 and 1914, around 120,000 Russian and Polish Jews came to Britain to escape persecution.
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