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The Ultimate Explosive Bonfire Night Quiz

How much do you know about one of Britain's weirdest historical holidays? Find out with this explosive history trivia quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:ย  November 10th 2021

How much do you know about this grisly episode in UK history? Find out here - WARNING - it may make the way we celebrate it today seem kind of...weird!

For more epic history stuff, check out our Irish history quiz, this ancient history quiz, or try and guess the historical figure from their picture!

So much history!


What is bonfire night really about?


The word "bonfire" comes from the old word "bone fire", because they were used to burn bones. True or false?


Who was behind the gunpowder plot?


What building did Guy Fawkes try to blow up?




So... since 1605 we've basically been celebrating a failed terrorist attack?

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Who invented fireworks?


Which of these things should you be careful of at Bonfire night?


Finish this famous rhyme.... "Remember remember, the 5th of November"


Some people nowadays like to wear Guy Fawkes masks. Does this mean they're Catholic?

Ouch! This barrel of gunpowder is not pleased with this score. Better try again...quick!

Decent! Could be better, but could be worse - have another go? Or perhaps we can tempt you with a different quiz?

Good work! You know your history! Can you beat this score on another quiz?

Wahoo! Great work, well done! This barrel of gunpowder is very excited at this score! Let's just hope not too excited...!