This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at religions in the UK. The history of religion, even just in the United Kingdom, is a complex one. The religious beliefs of the earliest inhabitants of these isles is not recoverable in any detail, although archaeologists are able to suggest whether certain practices followed by prehistoric peoples might have been religious in nature. Christianity arrived in Britain during its time as part of the Roman Empire and continued to be practised by at least some British peoples after the withdrawal of Roman forces. The Germanic invaders and settlers who later became the English were originally "pagan" (worshippers of Northern European gods, such as Woden), but later were converted to Christianity through contact with missionaries from Ireland and Rome. Viking invaders and settlers similarly converted to Christianity after some time.
Until the Reformation and the establishment of the Church of England, the dominant religion in the country was Catholicism, although Jewish people and Muslims also lived in Britain during certain periods of the Middle Ages. Later, Britain offered refuge to religious refugees such as the Huguenots, or French Protestants. The modern United Kingdom, especially because of its historic Empire, has citizens who are members of a number of diverse religions.
While studying Religious Education, you should become familiar with religions in the UK. The following is a general quiz to see how much you have learned in your classes. If you get full marks, then you know a thing or two about religions!