Quiz: Coronations

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Quiz: Coronations

Are you a history buff with a fascination for royal ceremonies? Put your knowledge to the test with our coronation quiz! This quiz will take you on a journey through the coronation history of English monarchs, from the grandeur of Westminster Abbey to the intricate details of the ceremony. Can you score and become the crowned champion?

What vital part of the coronation ceremony was stolen in 1950?

The Stone of Scone

The Sovereign's Orb

The Crimson Robe of State

The Ceremonial Sword

The ode "I was Glad" was composed by Hubert Parry for which king's coronation?

George II in 1727

Edward VII in 1902

William IV in 1821

George VI in 1937

Who was the first English queen crowned in her own right?

Elizabeth II

Mary I

Victoria

Anne

Who is the only king to have been crowned on Christmas Day?

Edward VIII

George V

William I

George VI

What emergency did Edward VII have that almost stopped his coronation?

The archbishop overslept

The ceremonial sword was lost

He could not find his lucky sock

An attack of appendicitis

What important role did Caroline of Brunswick play in George IV’s coronation in 1821?

She was in charge of keeping the coronation ring.

She was to polish the ceremonial sword.

She was to be coronated as Queen Consort.

None. The king ordered her excluded.

What mix-up happened at the coronation of William III and Mary II?

Their coronation robes were swapped

Their coronation rings got mixed up

They were given the wrong ceremony address

The wrong sword was brought to the coronation

Which family holds the hereditary title of King’s Champion and Standard Bearer of England?

The Marmions

The Windsors

The Dymokes

The Buckinghams

What mishap marred Queen Victoria’s coronation?

The coronation ring was put on the wrong finger and got jammed there

She was pronounced as "King Victor" instead

The ceremonial sword was dropped onto her foot

She was late to her own coronation

Where are St Edward’s Sapphire, the Cullinan II diamond, the Black Prince’s Ruby and the Stuart Sapphire to be found?

Along the hilt of the Curtana sword

On the Imperial State Crown

Sewn into the Crimson Robe of State

On display at Westminster Abbey

What was unusual about the man who presided over this event, which took place in 1688?

He was the brother of the monarch who was being crowned

He attended the ceremony barefoot

He had the exact same name as the monarch who was being crowned

He was the Bishop of London

On what day have the coronations of English and British monarchs most commonly been held?

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

You're a... crownless conqueror!

You put your best foot forward, but you didn't quite make the cut for the coronation ceremony. Fear not, for you can still conquer the world without a crown! Keep a look out for coronation history and you will soon earn your crown.

You're a... royal rookie!

Congratulations! You've made it past the first tier of the coronation quiz. You may not be quite ready to don the crown yet, but keep studying and you'll be a royal expert in no time.  

You're a... majestic monarch!

You've proven your knowledge and expertise on the coronation of English monarchs! With your impressive score, you're ready to rule the kingdom with grace and wisdom fit for a true monarch. Long live!

What vital part of the coronation ceremony was stolen in 1950?
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The ode "I was Glad" was composed by Hubert Parry for which king's coronation?
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Who was the first English queen crowned in her own right?
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Who is the only king to have been crowned on Christmas Day?
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What emergency did Edward VII have that almost stopped his coronation?
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What important role did Caroline of Brunswick play in George IV’s coronation in 1821?
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What mix-up happened at the coronation of William III and Mary II?
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Which family holds the hereditary title of King’s Champion and Standard Bearer of England?
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What mishap marred Queen Victoria’s coronation?
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Where are St Edward’s Sapphire, the Cullinan II diamond, the Black Prince’s Ruby and the Stuart Sapphire to be found?
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What was unusual about the man who presided over this event, which took place in 1688?
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On what day have the coronations of English and British monarchs most commonly been held?
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