Quiz about King Charles II
Quiz about King Charles II

5 King Charles II Questions | House of Stuart Trivia Quiz


The Restoration is my favorite period in British history. I hope you enjoy my King Charles II quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by LindaC007. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
LindaC007
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
54,795
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
4 / 5
Plays
814
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. When was King Charles crowned King of England? Hint

1664
1660
1659
1661

2. Which of these ladies was King Charles II romantically involved with? Hint

Lucy Walter
Barbara Villiers
All of these
Nell Gwynn

3. What event did NOT happen during the lifetime of King Charles II? Hint

the Great Plague of London
the Great Fire of London
creation of the Greenwich Royal Observatory
the sinking of the 'Mary Rose'

4. Who became ruler after his death? Hint

Cromwell
his brother James
Henrietta Maria of France
his wife, the Queen

5. Did King Charles II die childless?

Yes
No


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. When was King Charles crowned King of England?

Answer: 1661

He was crowned King of England, Scotland, and Ireland on April 23, 1661. He was restored to the throne in May 1660.
2. Which of these ladies was King Charles II romantically involved with?

Answer: All of these

His Majesty was involved with all these ladies, and by all accounts, many more.
3. What event did NOT happen during the lifetime of King Charles II?

Answer: the sinking of the 'Mary Rose'

The 'Mary Rose' sank in 1545 in the Solent while King Henry VIII watched. It was brought up in 1982 with all of Britain watching on tv. The Great Fire happened in 1666, finally stopping the Plague of 1665. On June 22, 1675, the Greenwich Royal Observatory was founded.
4. Who became ruler after his death?

Answer: his brother James

His brother, James, became the next King at his death. Henrietta Maria of France was his mother. Oliver Cromwell had died and Richard Cromwell was removed from power prior to Charles II's restoration to the throne.
5. Did King Charles II die childless?

Answer: No

He had several children, but none of them were with the Queen, so they could not inherit the throne.
Source: Author LindaC007

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