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Chapter 3 Test 9
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- Question 1 of 24
The line ‘a rose by any other name’ belongs to which of the following plays or poems written by William Shakespeare?CorrectIncorrect
‘A rose by any other name’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
- Question 2 of 24
Which British scientist made important discoveries working with steam power?CorrectIncorrect
Scientific discoveries, such as James Watt’s work on steam power, helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution.
- Question 3 of 24
When was the first television broadcast made?CorrectIncorrect
In 1932 Scotsman John Logie Baird made the first television broadcast between London and Glasgow.
- Question 4 of 24
Who invented the hovercraft?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 24
Which of the following events relates to the German bombing of London and other cities at night time during the World War II?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following social changes took place during the ‘Swinging Sixties’?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 24
Where was Emmeline Pankhurst born?CorrectIncorrect
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester in 1858.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following is a British invention from the 20th century?CorrectIncorrect
The Harrier jump jet, an aircraft capable of taking off vertically, is a British invention of the 20th century.
- Question 9 of 24
When did Winston Churchill die?CorrectIncorrect
Winston Churchill died in 1965.
- Question 10 of 24
During the 17th century there were two main groups in Parliament, which were known as:CorrectIncorrect
During the 17th century there were two main groups in Parliament, known as the Whigs and the Tories.
- Question 11 of 24
When was the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) established?Correct
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. In 1903 she helped found the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).Incorrect
- Question 12 of 24
Under which Act was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland created?Correct
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.Incorrect
- Question 13 of 24
When did the first farmers arrive in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The first farmers arrived in Britain 6,000 years ago.
- Question 14 of 24
For which purpose was the Statute of Rhuddlan introduced?CorrectIncorrect
In 1284 King Edward I of England introduced the Statute of Rhuddlan, which annexed Wales to the Crown of England.
- Question 15 of 24
When did Henry VIII start reining?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VIII was king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death on 28 January 1547.
- Question 16 of 24
In May 2010, the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties formed a coalition and the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, David Cameron, became Prime Minister: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 17 of 24
Which hill fort from the Iron Age can be seen in the county of Dorset?CorrectIncorrect
A very impressive hill fort from the Iron Age can still be seen today at Maiden Castle, in the English county of Dorset.
- Question 18 of 24
What was the biggest source of employment in Britain before the 18th century?CorrectIncorrect
Before the 18th century, agriculture was the biggest source of employment in Britain.
- Question 19 of 24
Why was the ‘Habeas Corpus Act’ of 1679 an important piece of legislation?CorrectIncorrect
The Habeas Corpus Act became law in 1679. This was a very important piece of legislation which remains relevant today. The Act guaranteed that no one could be held prisoner unlawfully. Every prisoner has a right to a court hearing.
- Question 20 of 24
Who was Prime Minister in England from 1721 to 1742?CorrectIncorrect
The first man to be called this was Sir Robert Walpole, who was Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.
- Question 21 of 24
The Battle of Hastings is commemorated in a great piece of embroidery, which is known as:CorrectIncorrect
The Battle of Hastings is commemorated in a great piece of embroidery, known as the Bayeux tapestry, which can still be seen in France today.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following countries did NOT join the European Economic Community when it was first formed in 1957 (choose ONE option)?CorrectIncorrect
West Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands formed the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957. At first the UK did not wish to join the EEC but it eventually did so in 1973.
- Question 23 of 24
When was Ireland divided into two countries?CorrectIncorrect
In 1921 a peace treaty was signed and in 1922 Ireland became two countries.
- Question 24 of 24
The Middle Ages or medieval times relate to the time that goes from the period after the Norman Conquest until the year:CorrectIncorrect
The period after the Norman Conquest up until about 1485 is called the Middle Ages (or the medieval period).
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