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Welcome to the EPIC FIREWORKS Gunpowder Treason and Plot fireworks Quiz.

How much do you know about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot? See if you can answer the following questions and prove your knowledge of one of the most infamous assassination attempts in history.

Q.1. In what year did the Gunpowder Plot take place?
a) 1605
b) 1606
c) 1607

Q.2. Where was Guy Fawkes from?
a) London
b) Thetford
c) York

Q.3. How many barrels of gunpowder are said to have been hidden under the House of Lords?
a) 30
b) 36
c) 46

Q.4. Who was the ringleader of the Conspiracy?
a) Guy Fawkes
b) Robert Catesby
c) Thomas Winter

Q.5. Who was monarch at the time of the gunpowder plot?
a) King James I
b) King Henry VIII
c) Queen Elizabeth I

Q.6. Who received a letter of warning about the planned attack on the House of Lords?
a) Thomas Percy
b) Lord Monteagle
c) Guy Fawkes

Q.7. what did Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters intend to do at the state opening of parliament?
a) Take the King hostage
b) Blow up the House and kill the king
c) Hand in a signed petition

Q.8. what do children ask for when they take their guy around the streets?
a) Trick or Treat
b) Free fireworks
c) A penny for the Guy

Q.9. Guy Fawkes joined the Spanish army and changed his name to…?
a) Juan
b) Manuel
c) Guido

Q.10. Where was the shoot out which ended the attempted rising in the Midlands following the discovery of Fawkes and the Plot?
a) Howden Hall
b) Hewell Grange
c) Holbeach House

Q.11. what happened to the Monteagle letter?
a) Burned by the King
b) Kept in the Public Records Office
c) Put on display in the Tower of London

Q.12. what was the religion of the conspirators?
a) Roman Catholic
b) Protestant
c) Presbyterian

Q.13. Who visited the Houses of Parliament on the State Opening of Parliament? (This still happens today)
a) The King
b) The Mayor of London
c) The King of France

Q.14. what happens as a consequence of Guy Fawkes’ plot today?
a) The King never visits the Houses of Parliament
b) The cellars of the Houses of Parliament are searched before the State Opening of Parliament
c) The State Opening of Parliament takes place at Buckingham Palace

Q. 15. How do people celebrate Guy Fawkes’ night these days?
a) By eating and drinking
b) By having bonfires and fireworks
c) By singing songs about the King or Queen


How did you fare in our Guy Fawkes Quiz? Check your answers here…

Q1. a) 1605
Q2. c) York
Q3. b) 36
Q4. b) Robert Catesby
Q5. a) King James I
Q6. b) Lord Monteagle
Q7. b) Blow up the House and kill the King
Q8. c) A penny for the Guy
Q9. c) Guido
Q10. c) Holbeach House
Q11. b) Kept in the public records office
Q12. a) Roman Catholic
Q13. a) The King
Q14. b) The cellars of the Houses of Parliament are searched before the State opening of Parliament
Q15. b) By having bonfires and fireworks



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