181. In 1846, Parliament repealed what unpopular laws? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) Elizabethan Poor Laws
(b) Corn Laws
(c) Public Health Laws
(d) Townshend Acts
182. During the Crimean War in the 1850s the British and their allies laid siege to what Russian port?
(c) St. Petersburg
183. Elizabeth Gaskell wrote which of the following novels about life in Industrial England?
(a) A Tale of Two Cities
(b) Soot and Sweat: Life in a York Factory.
(c) Life in a Northern Town
(d) North and South
184. Charles Darwin published ‘On the Origin of Species in which year? (Lecturer 2016)
185. In 1875, which British Prime Minister acquired the Suez Canal?
(a) William Gladstone
(b) Lord Palmerston
(c) Pitt the Infant
(d) Benjamin Disraeli
186. Which of the following was not a part of the Chartist’s platform in the 1830s? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) universal male suffrage
(b) no property requirements for Members of Parliament.
(c) public ballots
(d) annual Parliaments
187. Which of the following was not a 19th century monarch of Britain?
(a) George IV
(c) George VI
(d) William IV
188. Which destructive event struck Ireland in the 1840s? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) The Hurricane of 1846
(b) The Great Leperchaun Migration.
(c) Easter Revolution
(d) Potato Famine
189. What name is given to the Acts of Parliament of 1799 and 1800, which forbade workers to combine together to raise wages or improve working conditions? (Lecturer 2011)
(a) Labour Relations Acts
(b) Conspiracy Acts
(c) Anti-Union Acts
(d) Combination Acts
190. A famous strike took place in July 1888, involving 1,500 female employees at the factory of Bryant and May at Bow in East London. What did Bryant and May manufacture?
191. In August and September 1889 the London dockers went on strike. What was their main demand? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) A wage of sixpence an hour
(b) Paid holidays
(c) An eight-hour day
(d) The ending of casual labour
192. Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time of the General Strike?
(a) Andrew Bonar Law
(b) Stanley Baldwin
(c) Ramsay MacDonald
(d) David Lloyd George
193. Which trade union leader became Minister of Labour in the wartime coalition government?
(a) Ernest Bevin
(b) Frank Cousins
(c) Walter Citrine
(d) Ben Tillett
194. In 1984 the government banned trade unions in which government office? (Lecturer 2013)
(a) Government Communications HQ
(b) The Cabinet Office
(d) The Meteorological Office
195. James Figg was considered the first bareknuckle boxing champion. Which year is credited as the beginning of his reign? (Lecturer 2015)
196. The first bareknuckle “rivalry” was between James Figg and which fighter (sometimes called, “The Pipe Maker”)?
(a) Ned Sutton
(b) Chris Clarkson
(c) Jack Broughton
(d) Timothy Buck
197. Jack Broughton came up with the first official rules of the sport, after one of his own opponents died from injuries sustained in a fight. Who was the opponent who died?
(a) Tom Pipes
(b) Jack James
(c) George Stevenson
(d) Captain Godfrey
198. Which kind of establishment was first opened in Bayswater, London in 1949? (Lecturer 2017)
(b) fast-food takeaway
(c) photo booth
199. Why did the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race have to re-run in 1912? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) Both teams finished at the same time.
(b) There were freak weather conditions.
(c) Both boats sank.
(d) There were not enough spectators.
200. Which favourite children’s comic was first published in 1937? (Lecturer 2016)
(a) “The Dandy”
(b) “The Bunty”
(c) “The Beano”
(d) “The Beezer”
201. What was finally completed in 1928 after 70 years’ work?
(a) “Chambers English Dictionary”
(b) “Oxford Encyclopedia”
(c) “Compton’s Encyclopedia”
(d) “The Oxford English Dictionary”
202. What tragedy befell the “First Nations” peoples on the coast of British Columbia in 1854?
(a) Mass slaughter
(d) Smallpox epidemic
203. What was the capital of the colony of Vancouver Island? (Lecturer 2016)
(b) New Westminster
204. Who served as govenor of the colony of British Columbia from 1858 to 1864? (Lecturer 2015)
(a) Frederick Seymour
(b) Richard Blanshard
(c) Amor De Cosmos
(d) James Douglas
205. What year was the Peasants’ Revolt? (Lecturer 2016)
206. What year was the Battle of Agincourt? (Lecturer 2015)
207. What year was the Battle of Bosworth Field?
208. What year did The Mary Rose sink? (Lecturer 2011)
209. What year was the Battle of Naseby? (Lecturer 2011)
210. What year was the Battle of Culloden? (Lecturer 2013)