British History Multiple Choice #1

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about the history of Great Britain?
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1. What party did Margaret Thatcher lead?
Conservative
Labour
Liberal
2. Who pointed their finger at YOU in the famous WWI recruiting poster?
King Edward VII
Lord Kitchener
Queen Victoria
Bellona, goddess of war
3. What adjective has often been used to describe London in the 1960s?
Swinging
Sassy
Smart
Smashing
4. What body part did Horatio Nelson lose at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
Most of his right arm
His nose
His left leg below the knee
His left ear
5. Who was Thomas Becket?
The richest man in England in the early 1700s
One of the "Big Six" English romantic poets
Archbishop of Canterbury murdered in 1170
6. What name is given to William the Conqueror's brutal campaign that laid waste to northern England and brought it under Norman rule?
Harrying of the North
Hassling of the North
Hounding of the North
7. Which of these noble ranks is the highest?
Marquess
Earl
Baron
Duke
8. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 installed William of Orange on the throne of England. Where did William of Orange come from?
Spain
Russia
Netherlands
Germany
9. Who or what was the Danegeld?
A legendary warrior who castrated Danish invaders
A chronicle of England during the Dark Ages
Money paid to the Vikings
10. How did Anne Boleyn meet her end?
Suicide
Died of old age in a convent
Beheaded at the Tower of London
Suspected poisoning
11. Before decimalisation in 1971, how many pence were in a pound?
42
100
240
111
12. Which of these figures did NOT live during the Elizabethan era?
Isaac Newton
William Shakespeare
Francis Drake
Walter Raleigh
13. Who famously led a revolt against the Romans 60 AD?
King Arthur
Llywelyn the Great
Boudicca
Bede
14. What city was home to famous thinkers and writers such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and Robert Burns?
Cardiff
Belfast
Edinburgh
London
15. Which of these countries was NOT part of the British Empire?
Indonesia
Jamaica
Australia
Kenya
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2019
Phrasing it as "Who or what was THE Danegeld?" is kind of a giveaway that it is not a person.
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Level 91
Mar 29, 2019
The Fonz was a person, albeit fictitious.
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Level 87
Mar 31, 2019
the queen, the king, the donald...
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Level 63
Jun 27, 2019
in german "geld" means money so very easy for me
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2019
There's also a poster with John Bull that fits the description.

Please make it clear that you are referring to the one on the thumbnail. (I know it's somewhat obvious, but I think it would be less confusing then)

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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2019
Okay, changed John Bull to Queen Victoria.
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2019
Ok, thanks
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Level 84
Jun 2, 2019
And she's sporting a mighty moustache.
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2019
Queen Victoria is an unlikely option since the picture of the poster is shown next to the quiz title.
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Level 83
Jun 24, 2019
How do you know it's not Queen Victoria in that picture?
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2019
That was tougher than I was expecting.
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Level 83
Jun 24, 2019
I knew it was probably wrong but I had to guess the warrior who castrated Danes. Only one I missed.
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Level 66
Jun 24, 2019
Only got 2 wrong.
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2019
Might want to revise this question: "Who pointed his finger at YOU in the famous WWI recruiting poster?"

"HIS" - automatically eliminates two of the choices since they are obviously female

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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2019
Changed it to "their finger"
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Level 62
Jun 24, 2019
Thank you, Time Team. May you never be forgotten.
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Level 30
Jun 25, 2019
Indonesia (at least Java) was briefly part of the British empire, from 1811-1814.
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Level 66
Jun 25, 2019
Only the decimalisation question wrong. I'm too young to remember the old Harry Potteresque money: 12 pennies to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound and 17 sickles to the galleon
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Level 43
Feb 18, 2020
Robert Burns only lived in Edinburgh for a couple of years, spending most of his 37 years in Dumfriesshire.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2021
British history or English?