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Quiz Updated Feb 26, 2015

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Question Answer % Correct
With which country did England unite with to form Great Britain?Scotland
99.3%
Which Prime Minister refused to surrender to Nazi Germany during WWII?Winston Churchill
80%
The Acts of Union 1800 joined which country with GB and created the UK? Ireland
79.4%
Which war did the UK fight with Argentina over a group of islands in the South Atlantic?Falklands War
74%
Which company came to rule large areas of India with its own private army, and administrative functions?East India Company
67.1%
Who was the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain?George I
63.9%
Which king abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson?Edward VIII
60.3%
During which WWI battle did the British Army suffer nearly 60,000 casualties on the first day?Somme
57.8%
The UK joined with France, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia to fight which war with Russia?Crimean War
56.7%
Which war did Britain fight against the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State?Second Boer War
56.6%
What name is given to the two wars Britain fought with China?Opium Wars
52.8%
Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?Robert Walpole
44.1%
Question Answer % Correct
Which Prime Minister made Queen Victoria Empress of India?Benjamin Disraeli
42.9%
Which English engineer is famous for designing the Great Western Railway?Isambard Kingdom Brunel
41.9%
During which war were the French driven out of India and British North America?Seven Years War
41.8%
Which 'crisis' brought down PM Anthony Eden's government?Suez Crisis
40.6%
Which Prime Minister took the UK into the EU?Edward Heath
34.9%
Which Victorian Prime Minister introduced two Irish Home Rule Bills into parliament, both defeated? William Ewart Gladstone
32.1%
Which PM is best known for leading Britain in the French Revolutionary Wars and against Napoleon?William Pitt the Younger
30.1%
Over 1,300 British troops were killed at the Battle of Isandlwana during which war?Anglo-Zulu War
30.1%
Which politician was the leader of the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade?William Wilberforce
30%
Which war with Spain came about partly because of the severed ear of a ship captain?War of Jenkins' Ear
23.3%
Who is the only Prime Minister of Britain or the UK to be assassinated?Spencer Perceval
23.3%
Which event caused the British government to take direct control over India?Indian Mutiny
23%

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