Quiz: Royals Through the Ages

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on royalty through the ages.

Quiz

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on royalty through the ages.

1. Who was the longest reigning monarch in British history?

  • King Henry VII.
  • Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Queen Victoria.

2. In 1509, King Henry VIII married the first of his six wives. What was her name?

  • Katharine of Aragón.
  • Anne of Cleves.
  • Anne Boleyn.

3. King William I is also known as:

  • "The lawgiver," for approving the Magna Carta.
  • "The conqueror," for conquering England.
  • "The faithful," for bringing Catholicism to England.

4. Queen Elizabeth I ordered beheaded what famous rival for her crown?

  • Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • Anne Boleyn.

5. The royal family changed its name to Windsor during World War I because of anti-German sentiment in Britain. What was its original name?

  • Hanover.
  • Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.
  • Battenberg.

6. King George III is best remembered for losing what war?

  • The American Revolutionary War.
  • The war against Napoleon.
  • The War of the Roses.

7. Who was beheaded when the British monarchy was overthrown in 1649?

  • King Charles I.
  • No one. The British monarchy has never been overthrown.
  • King James I.

8. Who abdicated to marry "the woman I love?"

  • King Henry IX.
  • King George V.
  • King Edward VIII.

9. The Wars of the Roses were so-named because of the emblems of the protagonists. The red rose was the badge of the House of Lancaster, while the white rose represented which noble house?

  • York.
  • Tudor.
  • Stuart.

10. In the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the Roman Catholic King James II was deposed. A year later Parliament invited who to run the country?

  • King James II.
  • William and Mary.
  • Oliver Cromwell.

Your Results:

1. Who was the longest reigning monarch in British history?
Queen Victoria.

2. In 1509, King Henry VIII married the first of his six wives. What was her name?
Katharine of Aragón.

3. King William I is also known as:
"The conqueror," for conquering England.

4. Queen Elizabeth I ordered beheaded what famous rival for her crown?
Mary, Queen of Scots.

5. The royal family changed its name to Windsor during World War I because of anti-German sentiment in Britain. What was its original name?
Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.

6. King George III is best remembered for losing what war?
The American Revolutionary War.

7. Who was beheaded when the British monarchy was overthrown in 1649?
King Charles I.

8. Who abdicated to marry "the woman I love?"
King Edward VIII.

9. The Wars of the Roses were so-named because of the emblems of the protagonists. The red rose was the badge of the House of Lancaster, while the white rose represented which noble house?
York.

10. In the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the Roman Catholic King James II was deposed. A year later Parliament invited who to run the country?
William and Mary.

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