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The Great Fire of London
Great Fire of London
"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
On what date did the fire start?
August 14, 1666
January 16, 1666
September 2, 1666
March 1, 1666
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
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).
wine and cheese
his family Bible
Which of these factors helped the fire to spread?
warehouses filled with flammable materials
all of these
How long did the fire last?
2 days, 12 hours
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
This poor guy became a scapegoat for Londoners looking for someone to blame for the fire.
King Charles II
This poet commemorated the fire in his 1667 poem "Annus Mirabilis".
This architect was put in charge of redesigning London, including St Paul's Cathedral.
(One or Two Words- both names or just last)
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