Bonfire Night Quiz

Bonfire Night Quiz - Questions and Answers

A trivia quiz around the 5th of November, Bonfire Night, the Gunpowder Plot and fireworks. 

Bonfire Night Quiz - Questions

1. Guy Fawkes was captured guarding barrels of gunpowder in the early hours of November 5th in which year?

2. Which monarch - ruler of England and Scotland - were the anarchists plotting to kill?

3. Though Guy Fawkes is the most famous conspirator, who was the leader of the group?

4. For which foreign nation's army did Guy Fawkes enlist, who were currently in the midst of a struggle against the Protestant Netherlands, who were fighting for their independence?

5. In Harry Potter, Fawkes is which kind of mythical creature?

6. In Lord of the Rings, which character is well-known to the Shire for his exuberant fireworks displays?

7. Which 2006 film starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving surrounds a Guy Fawkes-esque character's plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament?

8. In 2016, a town in which country broke the world record for the world's highest bonfire, whilst building a pyre to celebrate midsummer?

9. Gunpowder, and subsequently fireworks, were invented in which modern-day country during the mid-9th century?

10. Which English monarch first appointed a 'Fire Master of England', a reflection of the fireworks craze sweeping the nation's aristocracy at the time?


Bonfire Night Quiz - Answers

1. Guy Fawkes was captured guarding barrels of gunpowder in the early hours of November 5th in which year? 1605

2. Which monarch - ruler of England and Scotland - were the anarchists plotting to kill? King James I

3. Though Guy Fawkes is the most famous conspirator, who was the leader of the group? Robert Catesby

4. For which foreign nation's army did Guy Fawkes enlist, who were currently in the midst of a struggle against the Protestant Netherlands, who were fighting for their independence? Spain

5. In Harry Potter, Fawkes is which kind of mythical creature?Phoenix

6. In Lord of the Rings, which character is well-known to the Shire for his exuberant fireworks displays? Gandalf

7. Which 2006 film starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving surrounds a Guy Fawkes-esque character's plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament? V for Vendetta

8. In 2016, a town in which country broke the world record for the world's highest bonfire, whilst building a pyre to celebrate midsummer? Norway

9. Gunpowder, and subsequently fireworks, were invented in which modern-day country during the mid-9th century? China

10. Which English monarch first appointed a 'Fire Master of England', a reflection of the fireworks craze sweeping the nation's aristocracy at the time? Elizabeth I



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