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TEST QUESTIONS. British Historical Figures. Question 01. Charles the First (I), was executed on the 30th of January in 1649.  What was he accused of during his preceding trial ?. A) Forging Claims. C) Treason. B ) Inciting Scottish revolts. D) Murder. Question 02.

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test questions
TEST QUESTIONS

British Historical Figures

question 01
Question 01

Charles the First (I), was executed on the 30th of January in 1649. 

What was he accused of during his preceding trial?

A) Forging Claims

C) Treason

B) Inciting Scottish revolts

D) Murder

question 02
Question 02

Charles the first (I) had to deal with many revolts and a civil war in the end. Which parliamentarian general succeeded in overthrowing him?

George Patton

C) Winston Churchill

B) John Wright

D) Oliver Cromwell

question 03
Question 03

Who did NOT conspire during failed Gunpowder plot of 1605?

Robert Catesby

C) Thomas Wintour

B) William Parker

D) John Wright

question 04
Question 04

What was the reason for recruiting Guy Fawkes in the Gunpowder Plot in 1605?

He knew a secret passageway which lead into the parliament building.

B) He was a trusted friend of Thomas Percy.

C) He was experienced with explosives and devout Catholic.

D) He was intelligent enough to become the mastermind of the operation.

question 05
Question 05

What was Edward Teach’snickname?

“Black Ed”

B) “Blackbeard”

C) “Gasparella”

question 06
Question 06

What was Edward Teach known for?

Killing a British general by decapitating him in Bristol in 1711.

B) He was a notorious English pirate who operated around the WestIndies and the eastern coast of the American colonies

B) He was a notorious English pirate who operated around the WestIndies and the eastern coast of the American colonies

C) He built the “Queen Anne\'s Revenge” to destroy the British ships stationed in the west indies.

question 07
Question 07

What made Oliver Cromwell such an extraordinary army general?

He won wars against the Scottish and Irish without any military training

He won wars against the Scottish and Irish without any military training

B) He fought in 11 wars, and got out without a scratch.

C) He was shot 21 times during wars and shot twice but still survived.

question 08
Question 08

What British vehicle in the second world war was named after Oliver Cromwell?

One of the British ships that sank during the evacuation of Dunkirk.( operation dynamo)

B) The Smallest British bomber plane that fought in the battle ofBritain.

C) The largest British Tank used in the invasion of Normandy.

C) The largest British Tank used in the invasion of Normandy.

question 09
Question 09

This physicist had a passion for theology and other biblical studies. After his passing, some of his books on theology were published. Who is he?

Henry Cavendish

C) Benjamin Franklin

B) Isaac Newton

D) James Watt

question 10
Question 10

In what way did Isaac Newton differ from other scientists in his time?

He had a passion for pseudoscience.

B) He never went to college.

C) He made his discoveries by chance.

D) He was not religious.

question 11
Question 11

When this British explorer went ashore Hawai to repair his ship, locals stole one of his small boats. In an attempt to return it, he was stabbed to death by the locals. The bay were this took place still carries the captain\'s name. Which explorer is this?

James Cook.

C) John Smith

B) Sebastian Cabot

D) David Livingstone

question 12
Question 12

James Cook completed his first travel without losing a single man to scurvy. How did he accomplish this?

He didn\'t go on long travels, so he didn\'t need fresh foods.

B) He invented a method to keep fruits and vegetables cool on the ship.

C) He took a lot of sauerkraut with him.

D) He made sure his men were immune to scurvy.

question 13
Question 13

What was Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, famous for?

The Bridgewater bridge.

B) The Bridgewater canal.

C) The Bridgewater road.

D) The Bridgewater railroad.

question 14
Question 14

In which part of England can you still find the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater’s legacy?

North West England.

B) East Midlands.

C) South West England.

D) Yorkshire and the Humber.

question 15
Question 15

What was Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, famous for?

The Battle of the Standard.

B) The Battle of Hastings.

C) The Battle of Waterloo.

D) The Battle of Barnet.

question 16
Question 16

What other position did Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley have during his life?

Secretary of State for the Home Department.

B) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

C) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

D) All of the above.

question 17
Question 17

Who opended the great exhibition of the Industries of all nations inside the Crystal Palace?

Queen Anne.

B) Queen Victoria.

B) Queen Victoria. ( 1837-1901)

C) King George.

D) Prince Albert.

question 18
Question 18

Why did Queen Victoria refuse to be seen in public for a long time after 1861?

Radicals believed the end of monarchy was bound to happen as a result of democracy.

B) She was ill for a long time.

C) Her advisers told her not to.

D) She could not get over her sorrow at her husband\'s death.

question 19
Question 19

(around 1714) If ....... had given up Catholicism and accepted the Anglican religion he probably would have been crowned ......... III. But like other members of his family, .......... was unwilling to change his mind, and he would not give up his religion.

Who is ......... ?

George III.

C) James III.

B) Edward III.

D) Hendrik III.

question 20
Question 20

James would give up nor his religion nor his claim to the throne, so he tried to win it by force. In 1715 he started a rebellion against George I, who had by this time arrived from Hanover.

How did the rebellion turn out? Did James win the rebellion?

The rebellion was a disaster, and George\'s army had little difficulty in defeating the English and Scottish "Jacobites" , as Stuart supporters were known .

B) The rebellion was a success. James was crowned as James III.

C) George\'s army had great difficulty in defeating James III\'s army and the country is split up in two \'kingdoms\'.

D) James III caught a deadly deceive and the rebellion never happened.

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