Bonfire Night Quiz (Round 1)

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Posted: 20th October 2020

 

A quiz for Bonfire Night, 5th November, Guy Fawkes Night. 

 

Questions:

1) Which cake made with brown sugar, ginger, golden syrup or treacle is often eaten on Bonfire Night in parts of the UK?

 

2) In England, bonfire night is the 5th of November, but in Northern Ireland bonfires are burnt on the Eleventh night of which month?

 

3) In Spain bonfires are lit on June 23rd to celebrate which saint?

 

4) Which king was the Gunpowder plot intended to assassinate?

 

5) In which year did the plot take place? a) 1605 b) 1655 c) 1705

 

6) What role did Robert Catesby have in the assassination plot?

 

7) Which well known actor who had a prominent role in Game of Thrones is a descendant of Robert Catesby?

 

8) Guy Fawkes was born in which English county a) Yorkshire b) Essex c) Oxfordshire

 

 

Answers:

1) Which cake made with brown sugar, ginger, golden syrup or treacle is often eaten on Bonfire Night in parts of the UK?

Parkin

 

2) In England, bonfire night is the 5th of November, but in Northern Ireland bonfires are burnt on the Eleventh night of which month?

July

 

3) In Spain bonfires are lit on June 23rd to celebrate which saint?

San Juan (Saint John)

 

4) Which king was the Gunpowder plot intended to assassinate?

James I

 

5) In which year did the plot take place? a) 1605 b) 1655 c) 1705

a) 1605

 

6) What role did Robert Catesby have in the assassination plot?

He was the leader

 

7) Which well known actor who had a prominent role in Game of Thrones is a descendant of Robert Catesby?

Kit Harington

 

8) Guy Fawkes was born in which English county a) Yorkshire b) Essex c) Oxfordshire

a) Yorkshire