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The Great Fire of London

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The Great Fire of London game quiz
"The Great Fire of London of 1666 was one of the greatest disasters of the age. See how much you know about it."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. On what date did the fire start?
    August 14, 1666
    January 16, 1666
    September 2, 1666
    March 1, 1666


2. How did the fire start?
    nobody knows for sure
    embers from a baker's oven
    an arsonist set it
    a candle was knocked onto the floor


3. Samuel Pepys, greatly disturbed by the fire, went about alerting officials to do something. Then he went home and dug a hole, where he safely buried this (these) important item(s).
    gold coins
    wine and cheese
    his family Bible
    his diaries


4. Which of these factors helped the fire to spread?
    warehouses filled with flammable materials
    strong winds
    all of these
    building construction


5. How long did the fire last?
    1 day
    2 days, 12 hours
    19 hours
    4 days


6. Which of these good things happened as a result of the fire?
    the plague abated
    firefighting became an organized activity
    buildings were redesigned
    all of these


7. This poor guy became a scapegoat for Londoners looking for someone to blame for the fire.
    King Charles II
    William West
    Guy Fawkes
    Robert Hubert


8. This poet commemorated the fire in his 1667 poem "Annus Mirabilis".
    John Dryden
    William Wordsworth
    William Shakespeare
    John Donne


9. This architect was put in charge of redesigning London, including St Paul's Cathedral.
    Answer: (One or Two Words- both names or just last)


10. How did the fire finally come to an end?
    a rainstorm extinguished it
    townspeople successfully fought it
    it burned itself out and was stopped by firebreaks
    the army put it out


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Compiled Jun 07 13