Level: 8th Grade
Choose the best answer.
1 The _____ built a town called Londinium.
a [ ] Saxons b [ ] Angles c [ ] Jutes d [ ] Romans
2 The 1666 Great Fire of London started in _____.
a [ ] the Tower of London b [ ] Pudding Lane
c [ ] St Paul’s Cathedral d [ ] Crystal Palace
3 The oldest part of London is _____.
a [ ] the Cityb [ ] Whitehall c [ ] Westminster d [ ] Horse Guards Parade
4 Two famous prisoners in the Tower of London were _____.
a [ ] William the Conqueror and Henry the Eighth
b [ ] Winston Churchill and Charles Dickens
c [ ] Edward the Fourth and his brother Richard
d [ ] Queen Mary and Queen Victoria
5 Westminster Abbey is London’s oldest _____.
a [ ] castle b [ ] pubc [ ] church d [ ] tower
6 The Houses of Parliament clock is called _____.
a [ ] Big Tom b [ ] Big Ben c [ ] Great Tom d [ ] Great Paul
7 The tallest office building in Britain is _____.
a [ ] at Canary Wharf b [ ] in Whitehall c [ ] in Hyde Park d [ ] in the Mall
8 _____ is the oldest of the royal parks in London.
a [ ] Hyde Park b [ ] Regent’sPark c [ ] St James’s Park d [ ] Kensington Gardens
9 The _____ opened in 1759.
a [ ] Museum of London b [ ] Science Museum
c [ ] Natural History Museum d [ ] British Museum
10 Charing Cross Road is famous for its _____.
a [ ] bookshops b [ ] cheap clothes shops c [ ] market d [ ] food shop
11 _____ built the Tower of London.
a [ ] William theConqueror b [ ] Henry the Eighth
c [ ] Elizabeth the First d [ ] Queen Victoria
12 _____ was the daughter of Henry the Eighth.
a [ ] Elizabeth the First b [ ] Queen Mary
c [ ] Queen Victoria d [ ] Elizabeth the Second
13 _____ was queen when many of the buildings
you can see in London today were built.
a [ ] Elizabeth the First b [ ] Mary c [ ] Victoria d [ ]Elizabeth the Second
14 _____ was queen for nearly sixty-four years.
a [ ] Victoria b [ ] Elizabeth the First c [ ] Mary d [ ] Elizabeth the Second
15 The Queen’s real birthday is in _____.
a [ ] June b [ ] May c [ ] July d [ ] April
16 _____ is the most important person in London after the Queen.
a [ ] the Lord Mayor b [ ] the Prime Minister
c  Sir Robert Walpole d [ ] Sir George Downing
17 There is a statue of _____ in Parliament Square.
a [ ] Sir Winston Churchill b [ ] William Shakespeare
c [ ] Sir Arthur Conan Doyle d [ ] William the Conqueror
18 _____ lives at 10 Downing Street.
a [ ] The Queen b [ ] The Lord Mayor
c [ ] The Prime Minister d [ ] Sir George Downing
19 There is a playgroundin Kensington Gardens for people to remember _____.
a [ ] William Shakespeare b [ ] Sir Winston Churchill
c [ ] Charles Dickens d [ ] Diana, Princess of Wales
20 After Shakespeare, _____ is probably Britain’s most famous writer.
a [ ] Agatha Christie b [ ] Charles Dickens
c [ ] J. M. Barrie d [ ] Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
21 The Globe Theatre was built at the time of_____.
a [ ] Henry the Eighth b [ ] Elizabeth the First c [ ] Queen Mary d [ ] Queen Victoria
22 A new _____ was built from 1675 to 1711.
a [ ] Tower of London b [ ] St Paul’s Cathedral c [ ] London Bridge d [ ] river
23 The London Eye is wheel _____ metres high.
a [ ] 3 b [ ] 35 c [ ] 135 d [ ] 1,335
24 _____ wrote stories about the detectiveSherlock Holmes and his friend Dr Watson.
a [ ] Sir Arthur Conan Doyle b [ ] Charles Dickens
c [ ] William Shakespeare d [ ] Agatha Christie
25 The first _____ was Henry Fitzailwyn, in 1189.
a [ ] king of England b [ ] prime minister c [ ] Mayor of London d [ ] Beefeater
26 Tower Bridge is more than _____ years old.
a [ ] one hundred b [ ] five hundred...