Castles Quiz Answers

1. Where was Anne Boleyn’s mother, Lady Elizabeth Howard, born?

Bodiam Castle
Arundel Castle
Thornbury Castle
Pendennis Castle

2. The siege of Powderham Castle was an important event in the English Civil War, but in what year did the Roundheads finally triumph?

1646
1846
1864
1468

3. Who was inspired to write a famous novel when staying at Slains Castle in Scotland?

Bram Stoker
JRR Tolkien
Philip Pullman
F Scott Fitzgerald

4. Which castle has been fought over and changed hands more than any other Scottish castle?

Eilean Donan Castle
Craigievar Castle
Urquhart Castle
Stirling Castle

5. 36 Yeoman Warders, dressed in Tudor uniforms, guard the Tower of London. What are they called?

Blues and Royals
Beefeaters
Dragoons
Bearskins

6. Which British castle was destroyed by long-distance cannons at the hands of Oliver Cromwell?

Craigievar Castle
Lauriston Castle
Kincardine Castle
Fyvie Castle

7. The largest of Henry VIII’s coastal forts was Deal Castle in Kent, which was built in 1540. What was the layout designed to resemble?

Cross
Rose
Star
Crown

8. Which Shropshire castle leans at a seventeen-degree angle (three times further than the Leaning Tower of Pisa)?

Rowton Castle
Bridgnorth Castle
Shrewsbury Castle
Ludlow Castle

9. The treasure of Ifor Bach, a former owner of a castle that once stood on the site of the present Castle Coch, is reputedly hidden in a nearby tunnel. But what is said to guard it?

Hounds
Eagles
Dragons
Bears

10. Which movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow featured Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire as the location of the heroine’s house?

Great Expectations
Emma
Shallow Hal
Shakespeare in Love

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