British History Multiple Choice #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about the history of Great Britain?
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1. What group of people formed the priestly class in ancient Celtic society?
Haruspices
Jesuits
Gurkhas
Druids
2. What type of flower is a symbol of remembrance for World War One?
Poppy
Tulip
Orchid
Rose
3. Which monarch holds the record for the longest reign in British history?
Elizabeth II
Henry VIII
Victoria
4. What holiday did Parliamentary Puritans ban in 1647, replacing it with a day of fasting?
Hallowe'en
Valentine's Day
Christmas
New Year's Day
5. What physical description is often associated with Richard III?
Toothless
Hunchbacked
Gigantic
Blackbearded
His remains were discovered in a Leicester car park in 2012. His spine showed severe scoliosis, proving the description at least partially apt.
6. Which of these was not an actual coin minted in Great Britain?
Drachma
Farthing
Shilling
Guinea
The drachma is a former currency of Greece
7. What does the archaic word "forsooth" mean?
Indeed
Long ago
On top of
8. True or False. The Black Death didn't have a major effect on the British Isles.
True
False
In addition to killing about half of the population, the Black Death caused major societal changes
9. Who was Winston Churchill talking about when he said "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"?
The Royal Air Force
The British cavalry at Waterloo
The codebreakers at Bletchley Park
10. What did Alexander Fleming discover in 1928?
Protons
Pluto
Penicillin
11. Which war did Richard the Lionheart fight in?
The Hundred Years War
Third Crusade
The English Civil War
12. Who were expelled from England in 1290, not being allowed to return until 1657?
Buddhists
Muslims
Jews
Catholics
13. What part of the British isles was ruled by Llywelyn the Great?
Scotland
Cornwall
Isle of Man
Wales
14. When did the United Kingdom return Hong Kong to China?
1997
1945
1901
15. Who was known as "The Lady with the Lamp"?
Jane Austen
Emmeline Pankhurst
Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, carried a lamp while making her rounds checking on injured soldiers during the Crimean War
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Level 74
May 12, 2020
Not sure about the forsooth question belonging in a British history quiz, but otherwise good quiz!
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Level 73
May 13, 2020
Ever heard of Shakespeare?
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Level 67
May 13, 2020
So? there are a lot of words, some old some new, some still in use. I didn't stand out for me untill blizzard mention it, but I agree.

You could put 1+2 in a quiz and then say yes well they was a mathematician born in this country.

Just because words exists and a person that was born in that country used words is not a reason to put it on a quiz. Not even if that someone had a way with words and invented many himself. (And to be clear forsooth is not one of those words)

That said I don't mínd it being there, but if there was a question which of these might not belong on this quiz, the vocabulary one would be the answer ;)

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Level 39
Jul 6, 2020
History quiz, not literature quiz
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
@Sifhraven No, forsooth fits well on a British history quiz because it pertains well to British history.
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Level 36
Apr 25, 2021
I think a word like thee might be better or like a fill in the word from the Shakespeare quote
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Level 70
May 13, 2020
Good quiz, all round knowledge needed here.
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Level 71
May 13, 2020
Got all but the Churchill quote. I think the people from the second answer would have deserved it just as well.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2020
Just so you know the answers are in a different order each time, so 'the second answer' isn't very helpful :)

the codebreakers were definitely deserving as well, I don't know anything about the battle of waterloo so I can't say whether they were also deserving.

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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
Really? That's one of his most famous quotes, famously referring to The Few during the Battle of Britain.
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Level 59
Jul 11, 2020
Churchill would never have made a speech about the codebreakers of Bletchley Park because it was a tightly-kept state secret. It wasn't until the last 1970s (i.e. a decade after Churchill's death) that it became public knowledge.
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
I'm surprised at how many people missed Christmas. It's legit the only answer that makes sense.
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Level 72
Jul 6, 2020
Minor point: I would change the question to "The Black Death had a major effect ....". True/false questions can be confusing when the statement is a negation.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2020
Floridian here, but only missed the Florence Nightingale question. Thought the lamp lady must have something to do with the fog or the Great Smog.
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Level 78
Jul 6, 2020
Easy one for me. The oil lamp is a symbol of the nursing profession. When my husband was in nursing school, during their pinning ceremony at graduation each classmate was given a ceramic replica of Nightingale's oil lamp. Someone had the good sense at some point to replace them with penlights - much less chance of dripping oil on sleeping patients. :)
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Level 45
Jul 10, 2020
Love this! Yeah easy for me too, I grew up learning the same ‘cause my auntie is a nurse :)
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2020
First attempt, only had the forsooth question wrong. It ended up the one I thought i might mean, but i guessed the one i felt a bit more sure about. pretty pleased for a first attempt. :) (i'm not British by the way, just for context).
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
I never knew Nightingale was British. I assumed she was American because we learned about her in primary school. Not that she isn't worthy of repute, but it's odd to me that American history books (or at least mine) plucked her among so many other British people whom we never learn about. Usually it's just kings, government leaders, and military leaders.
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2020
Aaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh I got the last question wrong because I misread the question as 'Who wrote "The Lady with the Lamp"' instead of 'Who was known as'. Sigh
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Level 39
Oct 31, 2020
Ah, dumb of me, misread Elizabeth II as Elizabeth I