The Victorian Age - 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 27th August 2017
  1. What is the name of the Royal residence on the Isle of Wight built as a summer retreat for Queen Victoria? Osbourne House.
  2. Who was Prime Minister when Victoria came to the throne? William Lamb (Viscount Melbourne).
  3. Which scientist published "On the Origin of Species" in 1859? Charles Darwin.
  4. Which monarch preceded Victoria on the British throne? King William IV.
  5. In which year did Victoria marry Prince Albert? 1840
  6. Which famous event in the Crimean War was poetically recorded by Tennyson? The Charge of the Light Brigade.
  7. In which northern English town was the first electric tram service opened in 1885? Blackpool.
  8. Prior to their marriage what relation was Prince Albert to Queen Victoria? First Cousin.
  9. Designed by Brunel what was the name of the transatlantic steamer launched in 1843? S S Great Britain.
  10. The Elementary Education Act of 1870 gave free education for every child under what age? Ten.
  11. Who was Prime Minister when Victoria was given the title Empress of India? Benjamin Disraeli.
  12. Where in London did the Great Exhibition of 1851 take place? Hyde Park.
  13. What communication device was patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876? The telephone.
  14. The Irish Famine that took place between 1846 and 1852 was due to a failure of which crop? Potato.
  15. Which Victorian author often wrote under the pen-name Boz? Charles Dickens.
  16. How old was Victoria when she became Queen? Eighteen.
  17. What was the name of the servant with whom Victoria had a close relationship following Albert's death? John Brown.
  18. How many children did Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have? Nine.
  19. The repeal of which laws in 1846 was seen as Britain moving towards free trade? The Corn Laws.
  20. Who was known as "The Lady of the Lamp"? Florence Nightingale.


  1. Liverpool Lou says:

    re Question 12: –

    For all of the quizmasters – who use these questions without paying Ken for them – I reckon you should also accept THE CRYSTAL PALACE as an answer to question 12 as it is technically correct.

  2. Liverpool Lou says:

    Question 17: –

    Is Abdul Karim also an acceptable answer Ken?

  3. chopperinhand says:

    In relation to Liverpool Lou’s statement saying Crystal Palace should also be accepted, I disagree. The Great Exhibition of 1851 took place in Hyde Park. The reference of Crystal Palace was the name of the structure that it was housed in, not actually the place Crystal Palace. Hope this helps!

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