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History of the United Kingdom Quiz

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What is the full official name of the country we call the United Kingdom?
The United Kingdoms of the British Isles
The Grand United Unalterable Coalition of Kingdoms
The United Kingdom of God's Blessed Nations of Europa
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The U.K. was formed in 1801 with the signing of what piece of legislation?
The Charter of the British Union
The Articles of Consolidation
The Act of Union
The Cormation Proclamation

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The U.K. constantly set out to different shores conquering new territories to add to its fold.  This resulted in which of the following famous sayings being used to highlight the prevalence of the U.K.'s global empire?
No island too small for the British crown.
Tides would cease before the U.K.
The world lived as Britons.
The sun never set on the nation's flag.

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The U.K. rose to global prominence after defeating what famous European emperor to begin the period of Pax Britannica?
Napoleon
Frederick the Great
Charlemagne
Attila the Hun

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Pax Britannica was a period where the U.K. rose to become a global authority. What does the phrase "Pax Britannica" mean in Latin?
The British Time
The Peace of Britain
Lord Britain
Loyal Britain

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The Opium Wars were a pair of military conflicts the U.K. fought with what other nation in an attempt to protect British merchant privilege?
China
Russia
Prussia
Portugal

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What is the name of this U.K. Prime Minister known for starting the modern Conservative Tory political movement?
Walter Greenland
Irving Maslow-Hunt
Benjamin Disraeli
Ronald Tosh

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In 1867, what British territory became its own independent federated territory as a result of The British North America Act?
Canada
The United States of America
Mexico
Greenland

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What is the national anthem of the U.K.?
"La Marseillaise"
"God Save the Queen"
"Fealty to Ourselves"
"God Preserve Us"

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During the First World War, the U.K. was one of the leading members of what faction alongside their allies France, Russia, and the U.S.A.?
The Northern Powers
The Axis Powers
The Allied Powers
The Versailles Powers

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The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the most costly defeats for U.K. forces during World War One. What enemy nation did the U.K. primarily fight the Gallipoli Campaign against?
Egypt
China
Japan
The Ottoman Empire

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The Gallipoli Campaign was sponsored by what politician who would later become the Prime Minister who would lead the U.K. through World War Two?
Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Anthony Berrel
Kerrigan Osterman

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In what year of U.K. history was the famous General Strike where nearly 2 million citizens of the nation protested for better working conditions?
1918
1926
1931
1937

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The Home Rule Movement was a major U.K. political cause which decried Britain's involvement in what other nation's politics?
France
Ireland
The U.S.A.
Switzerland

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The Irish Home Rule Movement of U.K. history was punctuated by violent attacks from what Irish terrorist organization?
The Irish Republican Army
The Belfast Offensive
The Blackguards
The Heavy Cross Organization

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From 1853-1856, The U.K. fought the Crimean War against what other European Power?
Norway
Prussia
France
Russia

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What is the name of this U.K. poet renowned as one of the nation's finest and who authored the legendary work "The Charge of the Light brigade"?
Alexander V. Pope
Robert O. Gregory
Huntsman Graham Manchester
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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What is the name of the Prime Minister of the U.K. infamous for appeasing Hitler at the Munich Conference?
Neville Chamberlain
Matthew Irons
Harry Wallace
Arthur Windsor

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The armed forces of the U.K. managed to shatter the momentum of the German blitzkrieg at what famous battle?
History of the United Kingdom Quiz
The Battle of the Bulge
The First Battle of the Marne
The Second Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Britain

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One of the U.K.'s greatest contributions to the victory in the Pacific theater of World War Two was their organized campaign through what country which is now formally known as Myanmar?
Cambodia
Burma
Bangladesh
Vietnam

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Where was the peace conference held in 1945 where the leaders of the U.S.A., U.K., and U.S.S.R. met to discuss how to rebuild Europe in the postwar period?
Yalta
Paris
New York
Uniondale

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The U.K. granted what colonial nation its independence partially thanks to the protests led by Mahatma Gandhi?
Egypt
Nepal
Israel
India

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In what year was the first ever broadcast by the B.B.C.?
1918
1922
1931
1940

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What is the name of the cooperative alliance of nations started by the U.K. in 1931 to largely assist the governments of nations which were newly-freed from their imperial control?
Her Majesty's Coalition of Nations
The Federated Alliance of Nations
The United Nations
The Commonwealth of Nations

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What peculiar nickname is given to the series of rebellions in Northern Ireland between a faction that wanted to remain a part of the U.K. and a faction that wanted to leave the U.K. to join the Republic of Ireland?
The Troubles
The Sadness
The Scourge
The Shadows

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In 1956, the U.K. and Israel invaded Egypt to try and take control of what canal due to its importance to shipping in North Africa?
The Balan Canal
The Suez Canal
The Idris Canal
The Nasser Canal

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In the Mid-1900s, the U.K. housed the birth of what counter-culture movement in fashion and music prizing aggressive individualism and was heralded by bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols?
Pessimist
Beatnik
Georgia
Punk

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Which of the following other lands is a part of the U.K.?
Norway
The Netherlands
Scotland
Switzerland

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The Falklands War was a military conflict the U.K. fought in the 1980s which saw them deploy troops to what South American nation?
Brazil
Argentina
Suriname
Chile

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The British Invasion was a major period of U.K. cultural history where bands from the nation achieved unprecedented global success. Which of the following is not one of the bands involved in the British Invasion?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Yardbirds
Aerosmith

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