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Quiz about The British Invasion in History
Quiz about The British Invasion in History

The British Invasion in History Quiz


Many people from Britain have become famous or infamous throughout history. Here, ten of them are presented. Enjoy!

A photo quiz by DeepHistory. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
DeepHistory
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
376,256
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1489
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: CardoQ (10/10), NETTLES1960 (9/10), leishman (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The person we begin with was a poet who had an affair with Caroline Lamb and later came to Greece to support her during her War for Independence. He died of starvation in the besieged city of Missolonghi. Who was he? Hint


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Question 2 of 10
2. Next we go to one of the most charismatic Englishmen. That man was British Prime Minister for most of World War II and his actions boosted British morale and contributed in the UK's gallant stand against Hitler. What was his name? Hint


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Question 3 of 10
3. Time to talk about some ladies as well. This particular one was a nurse during the Crimean War, known also as "The Lady With the Lamp" because she made rounds of wounded soldiers at night. Her work contributed greatly to making nursing an honorable profession. Who was she? Hint


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Question 4 of 10
4. This queen of England was so influential that an entire era is named after her. She is known for raising England's status as a world power above that of Spain, her chief antagonist, and for being the last Tudor monarch. Who was she? Hint


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Question 5 of 10
5. Let's focus our attention to gentlemen again. This one was an Oxford professor whose works concerning the fictional world of Middle-Earth led to him being dubbed the "father of high fantasy". Who am I talking about? Hint


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Question 6 of 10
6. England is also the homeland of infamous people. We now turn our attention to an unidentified serial killer who roamed the streets of the Whitechapel district in 1888, killing at least five prostitutes between September and November of 1888. How is he better known today? Hint


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Question 7 of 10
7. Our next pick is perhaps the most well-known author of detective stories, which center around an eccentric detective who smokes a pipe and wears a deerstalker hat as well as his doctor companion, who serves as his sidekick in investigations. The author is also known for a rather child-like belief in fairies. What was his name? Hint


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Question 8 of 10
8. Our next featured Englishman was a director, known as "The Master of Suspense". That director had a British period, as well as an American one. Among his most famous movies is one about a group of aggressive birds which are the perpetrators of several attacks against the people of a Californian town. What was the director's name? Hint


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Question 9 of 10
9. In the 1960s, the United States experienced a British invasion, not military, but via music. The chief protagonists were four young men from Liverpool, whose band is one of the most famous bands ever. How were they collectively known as? Hint


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Question 10 of 10
10. And we shall close with a philosopher. This Englishman offered a theoretical basis for conservatism with his work "Leviathan". What was his name? Hint


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1. The person we begin with was a poet who had an affair with Caroline Lamb and later came to Greece to support her during her War for Independence. He died of starvation in the besieged city of Missolonghi. Who was he?

Answer: Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron was born in 1788. He was one of the most important Romantic poets, writing works like "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", in which he opposes Lord Elgin's removal of part of the Parthenon Sculptures. He was also the father of Ada Lovelace, whose work on Charles Babbage's analytic machine is said to be the first document concerning computer science. Due to the circumstances of Byron's death, he is considered a national hero in Greece.
2. Next we go to one of the most charismatic Englishmen. That man was British Prime Minister for most of World War II and his actions boosted British morale and contributed in the UK's gallant stand against Hitler. What was his name?

Answer: Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill also bears the distinction of being the first man to be ever made an honorary citizen of the United States. Apart from being a politician, he was also a journalist, historian and writer (under the name Winston S. CHurchill). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
3. Time to talk about some ladies as well. This particular one was a nurse during the Crimean War, known also as "The Lady With the Lamp" because she made rounds of wounded soldiers at night. Her work contributed greatly to making nursing an honorable profession. Who was she?

Answer: Florence Nightingale

For her services during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale was awarded a jewel by Queen Victoria herself. The moniker "The Lady With the Lamp" was inspired by an article in "The Times" and further enforced by the American poet Henry W. Longfellow in his poem "Santa Filomena".
4. This queen of England was so influential that an entire era is named after her. She is known for raising England's status as a world power above that of Spain, her chief antagonist, and for being the last Tudor monarch. Who was she?

Answer: Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I is also referred to as "The Virgin Queen" and that moniker of hers was the source for the name of the State of Virginia in the US.
Elizabeth I was a Protestant, in contrast with her Catholic sister. The Pope declared her illegitimate in 1570 and several conspiracies threatened her life until her death, 33 years later.
In foreign affairs, it was during her reign that England surpassed Spain as a world power. The defeat of the Spanish Armada by an English fleet under Elizabeth's trusted mariner, Sir Francis Drake, signaled this.
5. Let's focus our attention to gentlemen again. This one was an Oxford professor whose works concerning the fictional world of Middle-Earth led to him being dubbed the "father of high fantasy". Who am I talking about?

Answer: J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein in 1892, but when he was very young his family relocated to England. He began writing the first fragments of what would later evolve into his legendarium (which was a term applied by Tolkien himself to the majority of his work) whilst recuperating from his World War I injuries.

His most famous works are "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" while there are several posthumous publications, edited by his son, Christopher, with the most notable of them being "The Silmarillion". Tolkien's contribution to English literature is widely acknowledged and he consistently ranks among the greatest British authors.
6. England is also the homeland of infamous people. We now turn our attention to an unidentified serial killer who roamed the streets of the Whitechapel district in 1888, killing at least five prostitutes between September and November of 1888. How is he better known today?

Answer: Jack the Ripper

The official name of the case is "The Whitechapel Murders" and within police files the killer is referred to as "the Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron". The name "Jack the Ripper" comes from a letter which the killer supposedly wrote, although its authenticity has been disputed.

The case remains unsolved despite a huge effort from the part of the police back in 1888 and other attempts since the end of the twentieth century. Over one hundred theories have been proposed for the killer's identity and numerous works of fiction have been written.

In 2006, BBC History Magazine declared the murderer to be the worst Briton of all time.
7. Our next pick is perhaps the most well-known author of detective stories, which center around an eccentric detective who smokes a pipe and wears a deerstalker hat as well as his doctor companion, who serves as his sidekick in investigations. The author is also known for a rather child-like belief in fairies. What was his name?

Answer: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories, but he himself believed that his other works, mainly his historical novels, were of far bigger importance. Apart from the Holmes stories, Doyle wrote "The Lost World" and other stories featuring Professor Challenger.

In real life, the author is responsible for popularizing the mystery of the "Mary Celeste", a ship that was found in 1872 near the Azores in good condition but with her whole crew and lifeboat missing.
8. Our next featured Englishman was a director, known as "The Master of Suspense". That director had a British period, as well as an American one. Among his most famous movies is one about a group of aggressive birds which are the perpetrators of several attacks against the people of a Californian town. What was the director's name?

Answer: Alfred Hitchcock

The film I am talking about is "The Birds", which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock is notorious for the "twist" endings in many of his films, as well as his countless cameo appearances. The vast majority of his films revolve around murder and how it is related with psychology. The "Daily Telegraph" called him, in 2007, the greatest film-maker to emerge from the British Isles.
9. In the 1960s, the United States experienced a British invasion, not military, but via music. The chief protagonists were four young men from Liverpool, whose band is one of the most famous bands ever. How were they collectively known as?

Answer: The Beatles

The four members of the Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. So great was the enthusiasm they caused, that the word "Beatlemania" was coined to express the enthusiasm for them, particularly among young ladies. However, the relationships between them became strained as time went by and they broke up in 1970. Ten years after that, John Lennon was murdered by a crazed fan, Mark David Chapman, outside his New York apartment buidlng.

Another band member, George Harrison, died in 2001 from lung cancer, which he believed was caused by years and years of smoking.
10. And we shall close with a philosopher. This Englishman offered a theoretical basis for conservatism with his work "Leviathan". What was his name?

Answer: Thomas Hobbes

In his treatise, "Leviathan", Hobbes supports the social contract theory, arguing that man, in the state of nature, tends to clash with others. Thus, discord and chaos are prevented only by a strong state led by a powerful sovereign. That sovereign, Hobbes states, needs to have control over civil, military, judicial and ecclesiastical matters. Hobbes' approach to the social contract theory inspired other philosophers, such as John Locke or the French philosophers of the Enlightenment.
Source: Author DeepHistory

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