How Much Do You Know About Famous Queens?

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By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

They were regal, beautiful, powerful - and they were queens. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of the most famous queens that ever lived. Some of them still live among us! So grab your sceptre and place your crown upon your head, because things are about to get royal.

Who is the most famous queen who ever lived?

Cleopatra is considered to be the most famous queen who ever lived. She was fearless, strong and beautiful.

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When did Cleopatra rule?

Cleopatra ruled from 51 to 30 B.C. There is so much still unknown about this remarkable historical figure.

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What queen was known as "Bloody Mary"?

Mary I was known as Bloody Mary. Now, whenever you're having your brunch cocktail, you know where the name comes from. Not to be confused with Mary Queen of Scots.

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What queen was the daughter of Anne Boleyn?

Elizabeth I was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. She is considered one of the most powerful monarchs to ever live.

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Which queen is known for a famous statement about cake?

Marie Antoinette is famous for saying, "Let them eat cake." However, most historians believe she never uttered those words.

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Catherine the Great was the empress of what country?

Catherine the Great was the empress of Russia. She ruled for an impressive 34 years.

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Before Elizabeth II, who was the longest-serving​ monarch in British history?

For a long time, Queen Victoria was the longest-serving monarch in British history. She served for 63 years. However, Elizabeth II surpassed her record in 2015.

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Who has traveled more miles than any other king or queen?

Elizabeth II has traveled more miles than any other king or queen in history. She is the reigning monarch of Britain.

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Which queen used to dress as a peasant?

Marie Antoinette had her own peasant village created. She would walk through her peasant village dressed as a simple farm girl!

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Elizabeth II of England does not need which of these?

The Queen of England is not required to have a drivers license or passport. She can go anywhere she likes, as long as she tells people that she's the queen.

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Cleopatra was actually what ethnicity?

Turns out Cleopatra was actually Greek! She could speak the Egyptian language, so that was good enough.

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How old was Cleopatra when she came to power?

Cleopatra was actually 18 years old when she came to power. That's a lot of responsibility for a 18-year-old.

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Which queen was Henry VIII madly in love with?

Henry VIII was so in love with Anne Boleyn that he broke with the Catholic church and had his marriage to his wife annulled. Now, that's love.

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How many people did Mary I burn at the stake?

Apparently, Bloody Mary burned over 280 people at the stake. She was a daughter to Henry VIII, after all.

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How did Mary I treat Elizabeth I?

Mary I actually incarcerated Elizabeth I. She was locked away for about 8 weeks.

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When Elizabeth I came to power, everyone thought ______ ?

Everyone was happy when Elizabeth I came to power. Maybe they were just happy to get rid of Mary I.

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Who was the only unmarried queen in British history?

Elizabeth I was the only queen to not be married in British history. It was a smart move because it gave her more power!

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Which queen got her head chopped off?

Marie Antoinette is famous for getting her head chopped off. The French upstarts were definitely not happy with her.

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What queen drowned because her subjects were forbidden to touch her?

In 1880, the Queen of Thailand actually drowned because her subjects were forbidden to touch her! So they just watched her go down.

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Who illustrated the Danish edition of "Lord of the Rings"?

The Queen of Denmark actually did illustrations for the Danish edition of "Lord of the Rings"! Her pseudonym was Ingahild Grathmer. That's a queen with some skills!

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Which queen smoked pot?

Queen Victoria actually used cannabis! She did this in order to alleviate menstrual cramps.

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Which queen married two of her brothers?

Cleopatra married two of her brothers in her lifetime. Let's just say that the Egyptians didn't understand proper breeding or genetics.

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Cleopatra owned which of these?

Cleopatra actually owned a perfume factory! She liked to smell good in order to entice Marc Antony.

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Which queen has had a film made about her?

All of these queens have had movies made about them. Some of the most famous actresses ever have portrayed these queens.

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Did an empress moonlight as a prostitute?

There was actually an ancient Roman empress that challenged a prostitute to a marathon performance with multiple partners, and she won. Her name was Valeria Messalina.

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Who popularized tea in Britain?

Portuguese-born Cathrine of Braganza, queen consort of Charles II of England, didn't actually introduce tea drinking to Britain, but she helped to popularize it. This happened in the 1600s.

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Which queen wore dramatic makeup?

Both of these queens wore pretty dramatic makeup. Cleopatra​ wore dark liner around her eyes, while Elizabeth used white powder to cover her troubled skin. Their makeup included lead - so dangerous.

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Which queen committed suicide?

Cleopatra committed suicide after her love, Marc Antony, did the same. This was either done by snake bite or drinking poison. Historians aren't sure.

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Cleopatra was the ______ pharaoh of Egypt.

Although she was actually Greek, Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egypt. Rome took control of Egypt after her death.

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How tall were some of Marie Antoinette's hairdos?

Marie Antoinette wore wigs that were up to four feet high! She was famous for her fashion and extravagant appearance.

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Which queen might have killed her husband?

Catherine the Great might have actually killed her husband! But not with her own hands. He was found dead eight days after she dethroned him.

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Elizabeth II served as a ______ in WWI.

Elizabeth II served as a mechanic in WWI. Her husband, Prince Phillip, served in the navy.

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Elizabeth II employs someone to do what?

Elizabeth II actually employs someone to wear her shoes so they'll be more comfortable! Wish we could all do that.

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Elizabeth II's husband is actually her _____?

Prince Phillip is actually Elizabeth's distant cousin. They married in 1947.

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Which queen had 37 great-grandchildren?

Queen Victoria actually had 40 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren at the time of her death. That's a lot for someone who was said to not like children.

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