History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Invasion! (Questions)

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Great Britain has been the subject of invasions many times in the past. The ancient Roman, the marauding Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons and the Normans were all invaders. Our country has been shaped and changed by the people who have tried to make it their own.

How much do you know about the would-be invaders and the more successful invasions of Britain in the past? Find out here!

1. In 55 BC, Celtic Britain was invaded by the Romans. Who lead them?
[ ] Brutus Maximus
[ ] Julius Caesar
[ ] Claudius Naughtimus
[ ] Augustus Septembermus
2. Which fearsome Celtic queen lead the fight against Roman rule?
[ ] Joan of Arc
[ ] Queen Elizabeth
[ ] Queen Anne
[ ] Boudicca
3. As the Roman Empire declined, who invaded next?
[ ] The Jutes, Angles and Saxons
[ ] The Americans
[ ] The French and the Italians
[ ] The Chinese
4. The Viking raids began in England in the late 8th century. Where did they attack first?
[ ] The farms
[ ] The castles
[ ] The villages
[ ] The monasteries
5. Who were the next invaders after the Vikings?
[ ] The Tudors
[ ] The Stuarts
[ ] The Scots
[ ] The Normans
6. A Baron's War to remove King John of England in 1215 was lead by which two countries?
[ ] Wales and Italy
[ ] Ireland and Germany
[ ] Spain and Switzerland
[ ] France and Scotland
7. In 1588 a fleet of Spanish ships arrived to invade. What was it called?
[ ] The Armadillo
[ ] The Army Boats
[ ] The Arthur
[ ] The Armarda
8. The Jacobite invasion of Britain was lead by Charles Edward Stuart. What was his nickname?
[ ] Pretty Lord Stuart
[ ] Bonnie Prince Charlie
[ ] Handsome King Eddie
[ ] Attractive Duke Charles
9. What was the problem with Napoleon's planned invasion in 1798?
[ ] It went on for too long
[ ] There weren't enough soldiers
[ ] There were too many hills in the way
[ ] It never happened
10. During the Second World War, Germany planned to invade Britain. What was the operation called?
[ ] Operation Sea Lion
[ ] Operation Whale
[ ] Operation Shark
[ ] Operation Starfish
History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Invasion! (Answers)
1. In 55 BC, Celtic Britain was invaded by the Romans. Who lead them?
[ ] Brutus Maximus
[x] Julius Caesar
[ ] Claudius Naughtimus
[ ] Augustus Septembermus
Caesar's two invasions did not conquer Britain, but did make it a major trading partner of Rome
2. Which fearsome Celtic queen lead the fight against Roman rule?
[ ] Joan of Arc
[ ] Queen Elizabeth
[ ] Queen Anne
[x] Boudicca
Her name can also be spelled 'Boadicea' or 'Boudica'
3. As the Roman Empire declined, who invaded next?
[x] The Jutes, Angles and Saxons
[ ] The Americans
[ ] The French and the Italians
[ ] The Chinese
The people now called the 'Anglo-Saxons' largely came from Scandinavia and northern Germany
4. The Viking raids began in England in the late 8th century. Where did they attack first?
[ ] The farms
[ ] The castles
[ ] The villages
[x] The monasteries
The first monastery to be raided was at Lindisfarne in 793
5. Who were the next invaders after the Vikings?
[ ] The Tudors
[ ] The Stuarts
[ ] The Scots
[x] The Normans
William, Duke of Normandy, lead the invasion and this is shown in the famous Bayeux Tapestry
6. A Baron's War to remove King John of England in 1215 was lead by which two countries?
[ ] Wales and Italy
[ ] Ireland and Germany
[ ] Spain and Switzerland
[x] France and Scotland
The invasion was only partially successful
7. In 1588 a fleet of Spanish ships arrived to invade. What was it called?
[ ] The Armadillo
[ ] The Army Boats
[ ] The Arthur
[x] The Armarda
The fleet consisted of 130 ships
8. The Jacobite invasion of Britain was lead by Charles Edward Stuart. What was his nickname?
[ ] Pretty Lord Stuart
[x] Bonnie Prince Charlie
[ ] Handsome King Eddie
[ ] Attractive Duke Charles
He was also known as 'The Young Pretender' but the invasion was doomed and ended with the Battle of Culloden
9. What was the problem with Napoleon's planned invasion in 1798?
[ ] It went on for too long
[ ] There weren't enough soldiers
[ ] There were too many hills in the way
[x] It never happened
Napoleon decided to concentrate on invading Egypt instead!
10. During the Second World War, Germany planned to invade Britain. What was the operation called?
[x] Operation Sea Lion
[ ] Operation Whale
[ ] Operation Shark
[ ] Operation Starfish
The invasion was never carried out as Germany had neither the larger air force nor navy that it needed for the job