King and Queens - Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. (a) “The King was in the counting-house.” Where was the Queen?
    (b) Which Queen sometimes believed “as many as six impossible things before breakfast”?
  2. (a) In Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, who were the King and Queen of the fairies?
    (b) Who were Goneril, Regan and Cordelia
  3. (a) Who was the first Emperor of France?
    (b) Who was England’s first Norman King?
  4. Who was the ruler of Aztec Mexico when the Spaniards Invaded?
  5. (a) Who ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne in Japan after the death of Emperor Hirohito?
    (b) Who were the “White Rajahs” of Sarawak, Malaysia?
  6. State who the following were:
    (a) “Bloody Mary”
    (b) “Ivan the Terrible”
    (c) “Richard the Lionheart”
  7. (a) Which Egyptian Queen married her brother?
    (b) Which Queen sent a gift of “ivory, apes and peacocks” to King Solomon?
  8. Name the Mongol Emperor, Patron of Marco Polo, who conquered China.
  9. Of which country was Haile Selassie once Emperor?
  10. “The Scourge of God” was the nickname given to a King of the Huns whose conquests stretched from the Rhine to Persia. Who was he?
  11. (a) This King owned 413 beds. Who was he?
    (b) Which Queen said “Let them eat cake”?
  12. (a) In whose reign was “The Golden Age” of British achievement?
    (b) Who conferred the title “Empress of India” on Queen Victoria?
  13. (a) Who was the founder of the Holy Roman Empire?
    (b) Which Roman Emperor made his horse a senator?
  14. Which Indian Queen’s beauty is said to have captivated Alauddin Khilji?
  15. Which King of Scotland was inspired by a spider?
  16. Who refused his Queen’s entry to his coronation?
  17. Which English king had six wives? Name them.
  18. Which Tsar of Russia is said to have been over 7 feet tall?
  19. Of which country was Alexander, the Great King?
  20. Which King abducted Prosperina in Mythology?

Answers

  1. (a) “The Queen was in the parlour; Eating bread and honey”.
    (b) The white Queen in “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll
  2. (a) Oberon and Titania
    (b) The 3 daughters of King Lear
  3. (a) Napoleon Bonaparte
    (b) William the Conqueror
  4. Montezuma
  5. (a) Emperor Akihito
    (b) The Brooke family, ruled for nearly 100 years in Sarawak, Malaysia
  6. (a) Mary I, Queen of England
    (b) Ivan IV of Russia
    (c) Richard I, King of England
  7. (a) Cleopatra married her brother Ptolemy
    (b) The Queen of Sheba
  8. Kublai Khan
  9. Ethiopia (Abyssinia)
  10. Attila
  11. (a) Louis XIV of France
    (b) Marie Antoinette
  12. (a) Queen Elizabeth I of England
    (b) Disraeli
  13. (a) Charlemagne, the Great
    (b) Caligula
  14. Rani Padmini of Chittor
  15. Robert, the Bruce
  16. George IV of England
  17. The King is Henry VIII. Wives names were: Catherine of Aragon, Catherine Howard, Anna Boleyn, Lady Jane Seymour, Anne of claves and Catherine Parr. king is henry viii. wives names were: catherine of aragon, catherine howard, anna boleyn, lady jane seymour, anne of claves and catherine parr. >
  18. Peter, the Great
  19. Macedon
  20. Pluto, King of the Underworld

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