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The Royal British Legion 01
What do you know of the Royal British Legion?

The Royal British Legion 01

The Royal British Legion provides welfare to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces. They famously run the annual Poppy Appeal and campaign on a range of issues. Learn more about them in this quiz.

1.
What day of the year is Remembrance Day?
April 21
February 14
June 6
November 11
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918
2.
How many poppies were distributed by The Royal British Legion in 2010?
Less than 10 million
25 million
30 million
More than 40 million
3.
What was the first name of Mrs Michaels, the lady who made and sold paper poppies to raise money for soldiers and veterans after the First World War?
Madeleine
Mary
Matilda
Moina
4.
Who do we remember on Remembrance Day?
Anyone connected to wars since World War One
Injured service men and women from Afghanistan
People killed in the 2 two World Wars
All of the above
5.
How old is The Royal British Legion in 2011?
25 years old
75 years old
90 years old
150 years old
Founded in 1921, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1971 to mark its fiftieth anniversary
6.
What is the symbol of The Royal British Legion?
Panda
Poppy
Tree
Tulip
The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem 'In Flanders' Fields'
7.
What is the main area of The Royal British Legion’s charitable work?
Child protection
Disability Campaigning
Helping injured animals
Support for Serving and ex-Service men and women and their families
8.
Where is The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory based?
Exeter
Glasgow
Kettering
Richmond
50 people, most of them disabled and ex-Service connected, work all year round. They also make wreaths laid by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family
9.
On Remembrance Day, how long do people stand in silence?
1 minute
2 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes
10.
John McRae wrote the poem 'In Flanders' Fields' but what was his profession?
Accountant
Doctor
Lawyer
Shopkeeper
Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of the muddy trenches in Flanders
Find more information at the Royal British Legion website. Thanks to Helen Hill, The Royal British Legion Learning Team.
Author:  Andy Lawson

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