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The Ultimate Great Fire of London History Quiz

How much you know about Ye Olde English inferno? Find out with this scorching history quiz!

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Ok! First up – when WAS the great fire of London?

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Who was the King at the time?

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As well as the Great Fire of London, there was also a plague at the same time. In fact, the same kind of plague that had been popping up in Europe regularly for the last 300 years. What was it called?

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How did the fire start?

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A lot of what we know about the Fire came from the diary of a man named Samuel. You might have heard of him. But how do you spell his last name?  

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What valuable thing did Samuel Pepys bury to keep it safe from the fire? 

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The Fire Brigade stopped the fire destroying Buckingham Palace. True or false?

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The Great Fire of London destroyed a WHOPPING 80% of London. True or false?

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What were houses made of in 1666?

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How did they eventually stop the Great Fire from spreading?

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Which of these things DIDN'T make the fire worse?

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Who was Christopher Wren?

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Historians sometimes say that although most of London was destroyed in the fire, only 6 people were recorded to have died. But the real number is likely to be….what?

Ooof. Christopher Wren (the guy who who helped rebuild London after the fire) isn't best pleased with this score!

Hmm. Christopher Wren (the guy who who helped rebuild London after the fire) reckons you did alright. Nice.

Good job! Christopher Wren (the guy who who helped rebuild London after the fire) is impressed!

Wahoo! Christopher Wren (the guy who who helped rebuild London after the fire) is very impressed with this score!