UK Charities Quiz - The Royal British Legion 01 (Questions)

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. How old is The Royal British Legion in 2011?
[ ] 25 years old
[ ] 75 years old
[ ] 90 years old
[ ] 150 years old
2. 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
3. What is the symbol of The Royal British Legion?
[ ] Panda
[ ] Poppy
[ ] Tree
[ ] Tulip
4. John McRae wrote the poem 'In Flanders' Fields' but what was his profession?
[ ] Accountant
[ ] Doctor
[ ] Lawyer
[ ] Shopkeeper
5. 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
6. Where is The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory based?
[ ] Exeter
[ ] Glasgow
[ ] Kettering
[ ] Richmond
7. How many poppies were distributed by The Royal British Legion in 2010?
[ ] Less than 10 million
[ ] 25 million
[ ] 30 million
[ ] More than 40 million
8. What day of the year is Remembrance Day?
[ ] April 21
[ ] February 14
[ ] June 6
[ ] November 11
9. On Remembrance Day, how long do people stand in silence?
[ ] 1 minute
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] 5 minutes
[ ] 10 minutes
10. 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

Find more information at the Royal British Legion website. Thanks to Helen Hill, The Royal British Legion Learning Team.

UK Charities Quiz - The Royal British Legion 01 (Answers)
1. How old is The Royal British Legion in 2011?
[ ] 25 years old
[ ] 75 years old
[x] 90 years old
[ ] 150 years old
Founded in 1921, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1971 to mark its fiftieth anniversary
2. What is the main area of The Royal British Legion’s charitable work?
[ ] Child protection
[ ] Disability Campaigning
[ ] Helping injured animals
[x] Support for Serving and ex-Service men and women and their families
3. What is the symbol of The Royal British Legion?
[ ] Panda
[x] Poppy
[ ] Tree
[ ] Tulip
The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem 'In Flanders' Fields'
4. John McRae wrote the poem 'In Flanders' Fields' but what was his profession?
[ ] Accountant
[x] 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
5. 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
[x] Moina
6. Where is The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory based?
[ ] Exeter
[ ] Glasgow
[ ] Kettering
[x] 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
7. How many poppies were distributed by The Royal British Legion in 2010?
[ ] Less than 10 million
[ ] 25 million
[ ] 30 million
[x] More than 40 million
8. What day of the year is Remembrance Day?
[ ] April 21
[ ] February 14
[ ] June 6
[x] November 11
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918
9. On Remembrance Day, how long do people stand in silence?
[ ] 1 minute
[x] 2 minutes
[ ] 5 minutes
[ ] 10 minutes
10. 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
[x] All of the above