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British Monarchy

Are you crazy for the crown? See if you can take the throne with this quiz about British monarchs past and present.

  1. What was the original name of the House of Windsor?
    • House of Hanover
    • House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
    • House of Tudor
    • House of Plantagenet
  2. According to the Act of Settlement, enacted in 1701, whom is the monarch not allowed to marry?
    • A French person
    • An American
    • A Catholic
    • A Relative
  3. Who was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace?
    • Victoria
    • Edward VI
    • George V
    • Edward VII
  4. What did all three King Richards have in common?
    • They were crowned as children
    • They were all Plantagenets
    • They all abdicated the throne
    • They all had violent deaths
  5. From what house was Henry VIII?
    • Plantagenet
    • Tudor
    • Windsor
    • York
  6. Which monarch holds the title of Longest Reigning Sovereign in British History?
    • Henry VIII
    • Elizabeth II
    • Victoria
    • Richard II
  7. Who in the present royal family is the Duke of Cornwall?
    • Prince Philip
    • Prince Andrew
    • Prince Charles
    • Prince Edward
  8. Which British monarch couldn’t speak English?
    • Richard I
    • James I
    • Henry IV
    • George I
  9. Which of Henry the VIII’s six wives survived him?
    • Kathryn Howard
    • Katherine Parr
    • Jane Seymour
    • Catherine of Aragon
  10. Lady Jane Grey had the shortest reign of any British monarch. How long was it?
    • 6 hours
    • 9 days
    • 2 weeks
    • 1 month
  11. One of the Queen’s state residences was started by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Which one?
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Sandringham
    • Balmoral
    • Windsor Castle
  12. There are fifty people in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II. Who is fifth in line?
    • Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry)
    • Princess Margaret
    • The Duke of York (Prince Andrew)
    • Princess Beatrice of York