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Buildings in the United Kingdom 1
The Tower of London is where the Crown Jewels are kept.

Buildings in the United Kingdom 1

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical buildings in the United Kingdom and their importance.

There are many historical buildings in our country, the United Kingdom, but what is their importance? Buildings serve all sorts of purposes, from homes to businesses, for politicians or royalty. They can often offer glimpses of how life was at the time they were built. Young children may enjoy finding out more about the importance of historical buildings in the countries which make up the United Kingdom and the reasons they were built. This is the first of two quizzes on the subject.

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1.
The Tower of London was once a royal palace. How many executions have happened there?
22 executions
400 executions
1 execution
1000 executions
There are no executions today - it houses royal jewel collections instead!
2.
Lindisfarne monastery was the first British monastery to what?
The first monastery to have Wi-Fi
The first monastery to breed elephants
The first monastery the Vikings raided
The first monastery to be converted into a cinema
The attack on the monastery is often taken to be the beginning of the Viking age
3.
Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is an ancient castle associated with which legend?
St. George and the dragon
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Robin Hood and his Merry Men
The Loch Ness Monster
Tintagel is one of the most visited places in the country
4.
A 1st Century castle in Wales sounds like a very warm place to be. What is it called?
Fever Fortress
Balaclava Battlement
Scarf Settlement
Cardigan Castle
The castle has seen many battles and been damaged many times
5.
A Saxon palace, in Somerset, sounds like you'd have to be crackers to visit! Why?
Photograph courtesy of Simple Bob
It's a very strange place
It's called Cheddar Palace
It's full of biscuits
It's near a cheese factory
Cheddar gave its name to the cheese we all eat today
6.
St. Paul's Cathedral is a famous historical building in London. Why did it have to be rebuilt?
The original design wasn't very good
It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London
People kept stealing parts of it to take home
It had to be extended to fit more visitors in
It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1669
7.
The Scottish National Gallery opened to the public in 1859. Which city is it in?
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Dundee
Aberdeen
The museum houses many works, including ones by Monet and Van Gogh
8.
The Gothic Abbey in Whitby, North Yorkshire, was made famous by which book?
Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter
C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dracula came ashore as a creature resembling a large dog and proceeded to climb the 199 steps which lead up to the ruins
9.
Buckingham Palace started out as a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. How many rooms does it have?
Less than 20
Just under 800
More than 1000
Exactly 47
The palace has a chapel, a post office, a swimming pool, a cafeteria, a doctor’s surgery and a cinema!
10.
An ancient hill fort in Somerset sounds like the home of chocolate! What is it called?
Cadbury Castle
Lindt Tower
The Milky Way
Mars Barn
It was built in the Iron Age but has been used by many different civilisations over the centuries
Author:  Angela Smith

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