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Quiz Updated Feb 7, 2016

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Question Answer % Correct
Who was the king of England executed on 30 January 1649? Charles I
91.3%
Which poet (c. 1343-1400) was the author of 'The Canterbury Tales'?Geoffrey Chaucer
80.6%
Which Prime Minister was present at the battles of Omdurman and Spion Kop and served in the trenches in WWI?Winston Churchill
78.4%
Which explorer born in 1728 made three voyages to the Pacific and was killed in Hawaii in 1779?James Cook
75.2%
Which city in France was an English possession 1347-1558Calais
57.5%
Which of Henry VIII's wives was executed for treason for committing adultery in 1542?Catherine Howard
57.5%
Horatio Nelson defeated a Danish-Norwegian fleet anchored just off which European city in 1801?Copenhagen
54.1%
Who was Henry VIII's Chief Minister from 1532 until his execution in 1540?Thomas Cromwell
53.9%
Which Dane was King of England from 1016-35?Canute the Great
46.3%
Who was the archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922?Howard Carter
43.6%
Question Answer % Correct
The king's supporters during the English Civil War were known as Royalists and by what other name?Cavaliers
40.3%
Which General surrendered at Yorktown in 1781, effectively ending the American Revolution?Charles Cornwallis
38.2%
Which battle did Edward III win in France in 1346 during the Hundred Years' War?Crécy
31.1%
Who was the artist (1776-1847) whose paintings include 'Dedham Vale' and 'The Hay Wain'? John Constable
30.5%
At which battle of 1746 was the Young Pretender 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' defeated by George II's son the Duke of Cumberland?Culloden
23.9%
Who became the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury in 1532 and was burned at the stake in 1556?Thomas Cranmer
22.6%
When George IV first met his future wife, he called for a glass of brandy in dismay--who was she?Caroline of Brunswick
18.5%
Which saint (c. 634-687) is regarded as the patron saint of northern England?St. Cuthbert
13.7%
Who won the Battle of Plassey in 1757 which established the East Indian Company's control over Bengal in India?Robert Clive
13%
The English were defeated near Bordeaux in 1453 in which last battle of the Hundred Years' War?Castillon
3.2%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
1.7%
18-19
3.5%
16-17
5.5%
14-15
7.2%
12-13
9.6%
10-11
12.7%
8-9
15.2%
6-7
16.4%
4-5
13.8%
2-3
10%
1-1
4.5%

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