Quiz of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
1(3). Where did Her Majesty’s Coronation take place?
A. At Buckingham Palace B. At Windsor Castle C. At Westminster Abbey D. At Queen’s Palace
Her Majesty’s Coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. Westminster Abbey is the nation’s coronation church, 38 coronations have been held in the Abbey since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066.
2(4). How many other British Monarchs have celebrated Diamond Jubilees?
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
There has previously been one other Diamond Jubilee, celebrated by Queen Victoria.
3(5). What is a Commonwealth Realm?
A. Any country in the Commonwealth
B. A country where The Queen is Sovereign
C. A country in which English is the main language spoken
D. A country which was a founding member of the Commonwealth
A Commonwealth Realm is a country where The Queen is Sovereign. There are 15 Commonwealth Realms in addition to the UK: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Belize, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, The Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Papua New Guinea.
4(6). How many countries are there in the Commonwealth? A. 28 B. 42 C. 54 D. 61
As of 2011, there are 54 countries in the Commonwealth. The origins of the Commonwealth come from Britain's former empire. Many of the members of the Commonwealth were territories which had historically come under British rule at various times by settlement or conquest. Commonwealth countries are home to around one quarter of the world's population.
5(7). What type of monarchy does the UK have?
A. Absolute B.Constitutional C. Elective D. Tribal
The UK has a system of constitutional monarchy. The monarch is bound to act by laws and unwritten constitutional conventions rather than of their own will. The system keeps the monarch separate from party politics. This provides continuity in government, even through political change, and helps to ensure the principles of democracy.
6(8). What is a State Visit?
A. A formal visit by a foreign head of state to another nation
B. A private holiday
C. A formal visit by The Queen to a Commonwealth country
D. An international conference
A State Visit is a formal visit to the UK by Heads of State from overseas, with the aim of strengthening the UK's relationships with other countries.
7(9). When did The Queen visit Russia? A.1974 B.1984 C.1994 D.2004
18 October 1994: The Queen shares a toast with Boris Yeltsin at the Kremlin as Her Majesty becomes the first British monarch to set foot in Russia since 1908.
8(10). What flag does The Queen use when she visits Commonwealth countries?
A. The Royal Standard B. The Union Jack C. Her personal flag D. The flag of the country she is visiting
The Queen's personal flag consists of the initial 'E' ensigned with the Royal crown.
9(11). Who built Windsor Castle? A. Elizabeth I B. William I C. Charles II D. Edward V
William I (William the Conqueror) built the castle in the 1070s as a fortress after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
10(12).What was Buckingham Palace originally known as?
A.Goring House B.Buckingham House C.Arlington House D.The Queen’s Palace
Buckingham Palace was originally called Buckingham House, a townhouse built for The 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normandy in 1705. It was bought by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte and was known as The Queen’s House.
11(13). Windsor Castle is..
A. The smallest occupied castle in the world
B. The largest occupied castle in the world
C. The largest residence in the world
D. The administrative headquarters of the monarchy
Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and remains a working Palace. The Castle's site covers 26 acres.
12(14). The Palace of Holyroodhouse, located in Edinburgh, was originally founded as a... A.Hospital B.Palace C.Monastery D.School
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen's official residence in Scotland.
It was originally founded as a monastery in 1128 by King David I of Scotland.
13( 15). Who played the guitar on the roof of Buckingham Palace to mark The Queen's Golden Jubilee?
A. Eric Clapton B. Brian May C. Jimmy Page D. Keith Richards
Brian May, the guitarist from Queen, played from the roof of Buckingham Palace as part of the “Party at the Palace” concert for the Golden Jubilee on 3 June 2002.
14(16). The Queen has received 12 Prime Ministers over since 1952. Who was the first Prime Minister to serve during Her Majesty's reign?
A. Winston Churchill B. Clement Attlee C. Lady Thatcher D. Edward Heath
Winston Churchill was Prime Minister for the second time from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was made Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1953 and is remembered as Britain's greatest wartime leader.
15(17).Which member of the Royal Family set up their own charity called ‘Sentebale’ after being inspired by their 'gap' year work in Africa?
A.The Earl of Wessex B.Prince Harry C.Prince William D.The Duchess of Cambridge
Senetebale helps needy children in Lesotho and was set up jointly by Prince Harry.
16(18).Which British band almost caused a riot outside Buckingham Palace in the 1960s, when they received their MBEs (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)?
A. Queen B. The Rolling Stones C. The Beatles D. David Bowie
The Beatles received their MBEs from The Queen during an investiture ceremony on 28 October 1965. There were large crowds of young fans who waited outside to catch a glimpse of the band as they posed for pictures holding their awards.
17(19). What mode of transport did The Queen and President Reagan take when they toured Windsor Great Park in 1982?
A. Car B. Boat C. Horse D. Motorcycle
Late US President Ronald Reagan made a State Visit to the United Kingdom in June 1982, staying at Windsor Castle. During his visit he met with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and addressed the Houses of Parliament.
18(20). Which iconic musician said the following at the 1963 Royal Variety Performance in the presence of The Queen:"For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery."?
A. Paul McCartney B. John Lennon C. Brian May D. Bob Dylan
The Queen went on to award John Lennon an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to music during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 1965.
19(21). Which pop star wore a red latex outfit when she met The Queen in 2009?
A. Madonna B. Lady Gaga C. Britney Spears D. Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga wore a red latex outfit when she performed for The Queen at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool in the North of England.
20(22). The Queen has sent many messages of goodwill over the years. Where is the most unusual place that you will find one?
A. At the bottom of the sea B. On the moon C. In the crater of a volcano D. The flag pole on the roof of Buckingham Palace
The Queen sent a message on behalf of the UK that was included on a disc that was placed on the moon in 1969 by the crew of Apollo 11 following their historic landing.
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