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Royal Survey

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : U.K. Royals
Royal Survey game quiz
"This straightforward quiz provides a historical overview of the Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain, and it is intended to give quiz takers the big picture in a chronological format."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What King of Mercia began his reign in the mid-8th century?
    Offa
    Alfred
    Egbert
    Ethelred


2. What King of Wessex defeated the Danes and was known as the "Great"?
    Ethelred
    Offa
    Alfred
    Canut


3. This king was ruling England, Denmark, and Norway in 1016.
    Canut
    William the Conqueror
    Edward the Confessor
    Ethelred


4. William the Conqueror defeated this king in 1066.
    Ethelred
    Edward II
    Harold II
    Edward the Confessor


5. What son of William the Conqueror began his reign after his brother was shot in an ambush?
    Henry I
    Harold II
    William II
    Stephen


6. This man, who was a grandson of William the Conqueror, competed for the throne with the Empress Matilda.
    Henry I
    Stephen
    Henry II
    William II


7. The House of Plantagenet began its rule with what king?
    Stephen
    Henry II
    Henry I
    William II


8. What king was the father of Henry III, ruling England from 1199 to 1216?
    Henry II
    Edward I
    Richard I
    John


9. The Prince of Wales died before his father, Edward III, and so he never had the opportunity to rule. Who was his son, who was able to assume the throne?
    Richard III
    Richard II
    Edward IV
    Henry IV


10. Edward III had four other surviving sons (besides the Prince of Wales). One was John of Gaunt. His son, known as Bollingbroke, became what King?
    Richard II
    Edward IV
    Richard III
    Henry IV


11. Another son of Edward III, Edmund Langley, had a great grandson who would become a king of England after the death of his brother (though not immediately after). Who was he?
    Edward IV
    Henry VI
    Edward V
    Richard III


12. Who, formerly known as the Earl of Richmond, married Edward IV's daughter and made a claim for the throne?
    Henry VIII
    Henry VI
    Henry VII
    Edward V


13. Which of the following was not a child of Henry VIII?
    Edward V
    Elizabeth I
    Mary I
    Edward VI


14. Elizabeth I never had any children, but she stipulated that the son of Mary Queen of Scots should succeed her. He became what king of England?
    James VI
    James I
    Edward VI
    Edward VII


15. What Stuart king was restored to the throne in 1660?
    Charles I
    Charles II
    James II
    William III


16. What king deposed James II in the so called "Glorious Revolution"?
    William IV
    Charles II
    William III
    Charles III


17. Who was the next Queen of England after Mary II?
    Victoria
    Anne
    Elizabeth I
    Elizabeth II


18. During the reign of which king did James II's son, who was in exile in Scotland, make a failed bid for the throne?
    George II
    George I
    George III
    James II


19. This Queen was a granddaughter of George III.
    Elizabeth II
    Mary II
    Anne
    Victoria


20. What king abdicated the throne, leaving it to his brother?
    Edward VIII
    George VI
    Edward VII
    George V


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