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Explosive Guy Fawkes & The Gunpowder Plot Quiz

Remember remember the… when was it again? Gunpowder, treason and… snot? At least I think it was snot? Apparently, ages ago, some guy tried to blow up Buckingham Palace or somewhere like that but got caught at the last minute. This is a quiz all about that, and if you know more than the person that wrote this introduction you might stand a chance in blowing up our Explosive Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot Quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  December 30th 2021

Guy Fawkes, eh? He very nearly blew up the entire Parliament sky high but caught right at the last minute. Now it’s your chance to light a (metaphorical) fuse under the Beano Quiz HQ, ignite your curiousity and explode onto the quizzing scene by acing this Explosive Guy Fawkes & The Gunpowder Plot Quiz!


What was Guy Fawkes going to use to blow up Parliament?


In what year was the Gunpowder plot foiled?


Where was Guy Fawkes caught?


What was Guy Fawkes also known as?


Who in particular was Guy Fawkes trying to kill?


What fake name did Guy Fawkes give when he was arrested

7/20 Someone speaking into another person's ear

Who was in charge of the Gunpowder Plot?

8/20 A person clearly keen on doing homework

On what day do we remember remember the Gunpowder Plot?


In what famous Landmark was Guy Fawkes tortured on the orders of King James I


What fate was Guy Fawkes sentenced to?


How did Guy Fawkes actually die?


Where were his body parts displayed as a warning to others?

13/20 A judge in court

What was Guy Fawkes’ crime called?


What do people traditionally light on the 5th of November in commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot?


Which of these is not a regular firework?


What is this all about: “Retyre youre self into yowre contee whence yow maye expect the event in safti for ... they shall receyve a terrible blowe this parleament"


What has delayed the opening of Parliament to the 5th of November that year?

18/20 A man with a silly amount of cash

How much money do you get for a “guy”?

19/20 A hot dog

Which one of these might you eat at a Bonfire Party

20/20 Woman holding book

What term is used to describe the killing of a King?

Damp squib!

Not Bad! You know a bit about The Gunpowder Plot! Why not ask your teacher to share some facts (better still challenge them to this quiz)

What a guy! You are a History expert! I

BOOM! You blew this quiz UP!