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Laurence Binyon Quiz

Laurence Binyon Quiz Questions

Robert Laurence Binyon was an English poet. His most famous work, For the Fallen, is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday services.

1. When was Laurence Binyon born?
a) 14 January 1874
b) 10 August 1869
c) 21 August 1867
d) 10 December 1859

2. Where was Laurence Binyon born?
a) Lancaster
b) Edinburgh
c) Cardiff
d) Plymouth

3. Which school did Laurence Binyon attend?
a) St. Peter’s School
b) St. Joseph’s School
c) St. Paul’s School
d) St. Mary’s School

4. Which college did Laurence Binyon attend?
a) Balliol College
b) Merton College
c) Trinity College
d) Jesus College

5. When did Laurence Binyon win Newdigate Prize for his poem Persephone?
a) 1882
b) 1885
c) 1887
d) 1890

6. Where did Laurence Binyon work from 1893 onwards?
a) Victoria and Albert Museum
b) British Museum
c) Royal Air Force Museum
d) National Maritime Museum

7. When was Laurence Binyon’s Painting in the Far East published?
a) 1908
b) 1900
c) 1896
d) 1894

8. Who set music to Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen?
a) Giacomo Puccini
b) Samuel Arnold
c) Edward Elgar
d) Johann Baptist Cramer

9. When did Laurence Binyon die?
a) 10 March 1943
b) 17 June 1948
c) 31 July 1953
d) 7 November 1955

10. Where did Laurence Binyon die?
a) Tokyo
b) Reading
c) Peking
d) Canton

Laurence Binyon Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Laurence Binyon born?
b) 10 August 1869

2. Where was Laurence Binyon born?
a) Lancaster

3. Which school did Laurence Binyon attend?
c) St. Paul’s School

4. Which college did Laurence Binyon attend?
c) Trinity College

5. When did Laurence Binyon win Newdigate Prize for his poem Persephone?
d) 1890

6. Where did Laurence Binyon work from 1893 onwards?
b) British Museum

7. When was Laurence Binyon’s Painting in the Far East published?
a) 1908

8. Who set music to Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen?
c) Edward Elgar

9. When did Laurence Binyon die?
a) 10 March 1943

10. Where did Laurence Binyon die?
b) Reading

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:32:54.

Daniel Defoe Quiz

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe, line engraving, by Michael Van der Gucht. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Defoe Quiz Questions

1. Which of the following books was written by Daniel Defoe?
a) Gulliver’s Travels
b) Robinson Crusoe
c) Either Or
d) Odyssey

2. What was Daniel Defoe’s original surname?
a) Friend
b) Neighbour
c) Foe
d) Good

3. Where did Daniel Defoe study?
a) Queen Mary School
b) St. Thomas Academy
c) St. Patrick’s School
d) Charles Morton’s Academy

4. In which rebellion was Daniel Defoe involved?
a) Boxer
b) Monmouth
c) Mapla
d) Cioux

5. Which poem written by Daniel Defoe made him popular with William III?
a) Hymn to the Pillory
b) Moll Flanders
c) Captain Jack
d) The True Born Englishman

6. Why was Daniel Defoe arrested in May 1703?
a) Not paying debts
b) Writing the pamphlet The Shortest Way of Dissenters
c) Translating Bible in English
d) Piracy

7. Who get Daniel Defoe released?
a) Robert Harley
b) Oliver Cromwell
c) Alexander Selkirk
d) James Robert Oakley

8. For which party was Daniel Defoe a spy?
a) Labour
b) Conservative
c) Tory
d) Royalist

9. Who or what were Eye Witness, Andrew Morton, T. Tayor and Merchant?
a) Friends of Daniel Defoe
b) Pen names of Daniel Defoe
c) Enemies of Daniel Defoe
d) Colleagues of Daniel Defoe

10. When did Daniel Defoe die?
a) 12 September 1748
b) 7 December 1725
c) 5 January 1740
d) 26 April 1731

Daniel Defoe Quiz Questions with Answers

Cover of "Robinson Crusoe

Cover of Robinson Crusoe (Eyewitness Classics)

1. Which of the following books was written by Daniel Defoe?
b) Robinson Crusoe

2. What was Daniel Defoe’s original surname?
c) Foe

3. Where did Daniel Defoe study?
d) Charles Morton’s Academy

4. In which rebellion was Daniel Defoe involved?
b) Monmouth

5. Which poem written by Daniel Defoe made him popular with William III?
d) The True Born Englishman

6. Why was Daniel Defoe arrested in May 1703?
b) Writing the pamphlet The Shortest Way of Dissenters

7. Who get Daniel Defoe released?
a) Robert Harley

8. For which party was Daniel Defoe a spy?
c) Tory

9. Who or what were Eye Witness, Andrew Morton, T. Tayor and Merchant?
b) Pen names of Daniel Defoe

10. When did Daniel Defoe die?
d) 26 April 1731

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Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:32:30.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Quiz

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eleanor of Aquitaine, also called Eleanor of Guyenne, queen consort of both Louis VII of France (1137–52) and Henry II of England (1152–1204) and mother of Richard I (the Lion-Heart) and John of England. She was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th-century Europe. – Encyclopaedia Britannica

Eleanor of Aquitaine Quiz Questions

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1. Who was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s father?
a) William X
b) Louis I
c) Charles Martel
d) Pippin II

2. Who was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s mother?
a) Agnes of Poitou
b) Aenor de Chatellerault
c) Gisela of Swabia
d) Adelaide of Etienne

3. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine marry Louis VII?
a) 31 January 1144
b) 25 May 1142
c) 22 July 1137
d) 8 October 1135

4. During which crusade did Eleanor of Aquitaine accompany Louis VII to Jerusalem?
a) Eighth
b) Fifth
c) Third
d) Second

5. When was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s marriage to Louis VII annulled?
a) March 1152
b) June 1150
c) September 1164
d) December 1168

6. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine marry Henry II?
a) 24 February 1168
b) 18 May 1152
c) 23 August 1150
d) 30 November 1164

7. When did Henry the Young King revolt against Henry II?
a) 1182
b) 1189
c) 1173
d) 1184

8. Which daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine became queen of Sicily?
a) Alix
b) Marie
c) Matilda
d) Joan

9. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine die?
a) 2 January 1209
b) 1 April 1204
c) 7 July 1203
d) 4 November 1205

10. Where did Eleanor of Aquitaine die?
a) Bordeaux
b) Landes
c) Poitiers
d) Fontevrault

Eleanor of Aquitaine Quiz Questions with Answers

1. Who was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s father?
a) William X

2. Who was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s mother?
b) Aenor de Chatellerault

3. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine marry Louis VII?
c) 22 July 1137

4. During which crusade did Eleanor of Aquitaine accompany Louis VII to Jerusalem?
d) Second

5. When was Eleanor of Aquitaine’s marriage to Louis VII annulled?
a) March 1152

6. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine marry Henry II?
b) 18 May 1152

7. When did Henry the Young King revolt against Henry II?
c) 1173

8. Which daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine became queen of Sicily?
d) Joan

9. When did Eleanor of Aquitaine die?
b) 1 April 1204

10. Where did Eleanor of Aquitaine die?
d) Fontevrault

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:32:13.