English History & Culture Quiz

Average rating : Published by TICELAnglais on April 6th, 2015

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Question 1
When did the Romans leave Britain?

409-410 AD
200-201 BC
236-237 AD

Click here if you wish to read this hint66 years before the fall of Rome
Question 2
William of Normandy, later known as William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings, and therefore secured the throne for himself in:

1066
1088
1166

Click here if you wish to read this hintWilliam landed in England with his troops and saw Halley's Comet. It was taken as a good sign.
Question 3
What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrim Fathers to America?

The Aprilflower
The Juneflower
The Mayflower

Click here if you wish to read this hintThis month has 31 days
Question 4
What does the Constitution do?

It gives all powers to the President
It forbids British people from becoming American citizens
Defines the government and protects basic rights of Americans

Click here if you wish to read this hintA set of rules for the system to work!
Question 5
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Magna Carta
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence

Click here if you wish to read this hintBritain has an equivalent which was passed in 1689
Question 6
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

The House of Lords and the Senate
The Senate and House of Representatives
The House of Commons and Representatives

Click here if you wish to read this hintCommons and Lords are no longer the issue!
Question 7
What is the highest court in the United States?

The Grand Court
The Ultimate Court
The Supreme Court

Click here if you wish to read this hintIt is defined in Article III of the American Constitution.
Question 8
What are the two major political parties in the United States?

Democratic and Republican
Conservative and Republican
Democratic and Labour

Click here if you wish to read this hintTheir symbols are respectively a donkey and an elephant.
Question 9
What are the main reasons the first settlers came to America?

Political and religious freedom
War and famine
Roman invasion and the black plague

Click here if you wish to read this hintThe migrants were mostly Puritans.
Question 10
When was the Declaration of Independence?

September 11th, 1891
July 14th, 1789
July 4th, 1776

Click here if you wish to read this hintIt was before the French Revolution.
Question 11
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism
The European Union
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Click here if you wish to read this hintIt was called the Red Scare.
Question 12
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

Fought for civil rights
Found a cure for a disease
Won the olympics

Click here if you wish to read this hintHe was an African-American activist.
Question 13
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

George W. Bush was elected
Terrorists attacked the United States
Columbine High School massacre

Click here if you wish to read this hintIt is commonly called 9/11.
Question 14
What is the capital of the United States?

Washington, D.C.
New-York City
Los Angeles

Click here if you wish to read this hintIt is in the District of Columbia.
Question 15
Why does the flag have 13 stripes and 50 stars?

For the 13 original colonies & the 50 states
For the first 13 presidents before the Civil War & the 50 presidents after
For 13 Indian tribes originally settled & the first 50 white settlers

Click here if you wish to read this hintThe stripes refer to the United States independence. The stars refer to the United States today.

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