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Quiz about British Kings and Queens
Quiz about British Kings and Queens

British Kings and Queens Trivia Quiz


The British monarchy has a long and varied history. This quiz is just a short glimpse into a small part of that history.

A multiple-choice quiz by kittyconner. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
kittyconner
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
90,831
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2050
Last 3 plays: PosterMeerkat (8/10), Guest 87 (7/10), Guest 73 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The wife of which King travelled to Holland to pawn the Crown jewels? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which King was the target of the Gunpowder Plotters? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Lady Jane Grey was Queen for how long?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. King Henry I died of a 'surfeit' of what? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Queen Elizabeth I was anthophobic....so what did she fear? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Where did King George IV spend his wedding night? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What was the correct first name of Queen Victoria? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which King in the 20th century was never crowned? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. How were Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots related? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which King was known as the 'Merry Monarch'? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The wife of which King travelled to Holland to pawn the Crown jewels?

Answer: King Charles l

Henrietta Maria went to Holland to pawn the Crown Jewels to finance the Royalist side in the English civil war.
2. Which King was the target of the Gunpowder Plotters?

Answer: King James I

The Plot was 'discovered' in time to prevent it from being enacted, and those members of the plot who were not killed during their arrest were tried, convicted, and sentenced to be 'hung..drawn..and quartered'. Every year since the event is commemerated on November the 5th.
3. Lady Jane Grey was Queen for how long?

Answer: 9 days

Poor Jane she never wanted to be Queen, she was simply the victim of her Father-in-Law's ambition.
4. King Henry I died of a 'surfeit' of what?

Answer: Lampreys

Lampreys were small eel-like creatures.
5. Queen Elizabeth I was anthophobic....so what did she fear?

Answer: Roses

Odd that the most famous Tudor Queen should fear the very symbol of her Royal house....The Tudor Rose.
6. Where did King George IV spend his wedding night?

Answer: In the Fireplace

George IV was so drunk at his wedding, that come the wedding night, he could only make it as far as the fireplace before collapsing, he was left there to 'sleep it off'.
7. What was the correct first name of Queen Victoria?

Answer: Alexandrina

When she was born her uncle, King George IV, demanded she be named after her Godfather. Czar Alexander of Russia, instead of her parents preferred choice of Victoria, however when she became Queen, she reverted to her parents original choice....Victoria.
8. Which King in the 20th century was never crowned?

Answer: King Edward VIII

When Edward insisted on marrying Mrs Simpson, who was divorced, there was no other option but for him to abdicate, he did so before the date set for his coronation.
9. How were Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots related?

Answer: They were cousins

Even though their lives were inextricably linked, there is no evidence that the two women ever met.
10. Which King was known as the 'Merry Monarch'?

Answer: King Charles II

When the monarchy was re-established after 20 or so years of rule by the puritian Oliver Cromwell. King Charles II abolished all the Cromwellian laws which had banned music and dancing, thereby re-estabishing not just the monarchy but 'Merry England' itself.
Source: Author kittyconner

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