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Quiz about Nicknames of English Monarchs
Quiz about Nicknames of English Monarchs

Nicknames of English Monarchs Trivia Quiz


Here, in chronological order, are questions on the nicknames of ten English monarchs.

A multiple-choice quiz by chessart. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
chessart
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
105,933
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3129
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who is the first English king to carry the title "the Great"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "The Unready" is a nickname given to which monarch? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Edmund II, who reigned in 1016, was known as: Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. William I became king after winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and became known as William the _____________.

Answer: (One word)
Question 5 of 10
5. William II, who followed his father, William I, to the throne in 1087, was given which nickname? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Henry I, who followed his brother, William II, to the throne in 1100, was called "Beauclerc", which means: Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which ruler was called "the Lion-hearted"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Edward I, who ruled from 1272 to 1307 AD, was known as____________. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. William IV, who reigned from 1830 to 1837 AD, was known as the ____________ King. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Queen had the title of "The Empress of India" bestowed upon her by Parliament? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who is the first English king to carry the title "the Great"?

Answer: Alfred

Some sources say Alfred is the only one to carry this title, while others call Canute "the Great" also. Either way, Alfred, who ruled from 871 to 900 AD, was assuredly the first. Alfred became known as the "Father of the English Navy" as a result of the fleet of ships he constructed to help in defending England from invasion.
2. "The Unready" is a nickname given to which monarch?

Answer: Ethelred II

The reign of Ethelred the Unready from 978 to 1016 AD was ineffective, noteworthy mainly for payment of the "Danegeld", an attempt to buy off the Danish Viking invaders with money.
3. Edmund II, who reigned in 1016, was known as:

Answer: Ironside

He earned the nickname after performing brilliantly in a series of battles against the Danish invaders.
4. William I became king after winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and became known as William the _____________.

Answer: Conqueror

The famous Battle of Hastings took place on October 14, 1066, but William wasn't crowned until Christmas Day. Fittingly enough, William's death in 1087 was caused by a wound received in battle. Previous to this, because he had been born out of wedlock, he was also known as William the Bastard.
5. William II, who followed his father, William I, to the throne in 1087, was given which nickname?

Answer: Rufus the Red

The nickname was given either for his red hair or for his propensity for anger.
6. Henry I, who followed his brother, William II, to the throne in 1100, was called "Beauclerc", which means:

Answer: fine scholar

Henry I was the most resilient of the Norman kings, reigning for 35 years, from 1100 to 1135 AD.
7. Which ruler was called "the Lion-hearted"?

Answer: Richard I

Richard spent only six months of his ten-year reign in England, spending his time instead fighting various battles in other countries.
8. Edward I, who ruled from 1272 to 1307 AD, was known as____________.

Answer: Longshanks

So called due to his great height and stature. Edward also had the nicknames of "The Lawgiver", and "The Hammer of the Scots".
9. William IV, who reigned from 1830 to 1837 AD, was known as the ____________ King.

Answer: sailor

So named because of his extensive service in the British Navy.
10. Which Queen had the title of "The Empress of India" bestowed upon her by Parliament?

Answer: Victoria

Victoria's 64-year reign was the second longest in English history. She was given the "Empress of India" title by Act of Parliament in 1877, after the government of India had been transferred from the East India Company to the Crown. By the end of her reign in 1901, the British Empire was at its height, hence the apt phrase, "the sun never sets on the British Empire".
Source: Author chessart

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