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Quiz about Seventy Years on the Throne
Quiz about Seventy Years on the Throne

Seventy Years on the Throne Trivia Quiz


Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom in 1952. Can you answer these questions about her?

A multiple-choice quiz by Daddy19. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Daddy19
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,372
Updated
Sep 09 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1791
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (5/10), Dagny1 (10/10), Guest 136 (2/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In which year was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor born? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. When she was born, where was Princess Elizabeth in the line of succession to the British throne? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. During World War II, were Elizabeth and her sister Margaret evacuated out of the UK?


Question 4 of 10
4. Princess Elizabeth served in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.


Question 5 of 10
5. Where were Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, when her father died? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1982, Royal security was compromised when the Queen woke up and found a man in her bedroom. What was his name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In which year did Queen Elizabeth II make her first state visit to the Republic of Ireland? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Of the four answers can you pick the answer that lists Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren from eldest to youngest? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the 20th century, which were Queen Elizabeth II's first and last Prime Ministers of the UK? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In which year was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor born?

Answer: 1926

Her name derives as follows:

Elizabeth after her mother, (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)
Alexandra after George V's mother, (Elizabeth's Great-Grandmother)
Mary after George V's wife, (Elizabeth's Grandmother).
2. When she was born, where was Princess Elizabeth in the line of succession to the British throne?

Answer: Third in line

When she was born, George V was on the throne. His eldest son, Edward (later Edward VIII) was the heir. As Edward did not have any children, Elizabeth's father, Albert (later George VI) was second in line. This made Elizabeth third in line.
3. During World War II, were Elizabeth and her sister Margaret evacuated out of the UK?

Answer: Yes

Lord Hailsham wanted the princesses to be evacuated to Canada. However, Elizabeth's mother famously stated "The children won't go without me. I won't leave without the King. And the King will never leave." However, whilst the King and Queen remained at Buckingham Palace during the day, the princesses were moved to Windsor Castle.
Quote reproduced from Wikipedia.
4. Princess Elizabeth served in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.

Answer: True

The Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service was a part of the British Army, which Elizabeth joined at the age of 18.
5. Where were Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Philip, when her father died?

Answer: Kenya

Philip and Elizabeth were traveling to tour Australia and New Zealand in early 1952 and were in Kenya at the time the news of George VI's death broke.
6. In 1982, Royal security was compromised when the Queen woke up and found a man in her bedroom. What was his name?

Answer: Michael Fagan

The incident where Michael Fagan chatted to the Queen in her bedroom for about 10 minutes was the second time he had managed to gain access to Buckingham Palace. Surprisingly, he was not charged with any offence.
7. In which year did Queen Elizabeth II make her first state visit to the Republic of Ireland?

Answer: 2011

Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland since it gained independence. The previous visit was made by the Queen's grandfather, George V, in 1911.
8. Of the four answers can you pick the answer that lists Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren from eldest to youngest?

Answer: Peter, Zara, William, Henry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise, James

Queen Elizabeth II's children were Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.

Her grandchildren were: Peter Phillips (b. 1977), Zara Tindall (ne้ Phillips - b. 1981), William (b. 1982), Henry (or Harry as he's more commonly known - b. 1984), Beatrice (b. 1988), Eugenie (b. 1990), Louise (b. 2003) and James (b. 2007).
9. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

Answer: Geoffrey Fisher

Temple preceded Geoffrey Fisher, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945 to 1961. Michael Ramsey succeeded him.

Robert Runcie was Archbishop of Canterbury for most of the 1980s and officiated at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
10. In the 20th century, which were Queen Elizabeth II's first and last Prime Ministers of the UK?

Answer: Winston Churchill and Tony Blair

David Cameron and Gordon Brown were both Prime Ministers of the UK, however, not until the 21st Century.

Winston Churchill succeeded Clement Attlee as Prime Minister in 1951 so he was in office at the time of Elizabeth's accession. Tony Blair succeeded John Major as Prime Minister in 1997 to become Elizabeth's last UK Prime Minister of the 20th Century.
Source: Author Daddy19

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