Bonfire Night quiz

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Bonfire Night quiz
Main Subject
Key stage
Topical and seasonal
Includes answers
Resource type
Form tutor

10 multiple-choice questions to find out what students know about Bonfire Night on 5 November. Questions explore the reason for commemorating Bonfire Night and the details of the Gunpowder Plot. 

A great quiz for KS3-4 tutor time or as a starter activity for KS2. 


Sample questions from the quiz:

Who was arrested at the scene of the crime?

A) Oliver Cromwell

B) William Shakespeare

C) Guy Fawkes

Which monarch were the plotters targeting?

A) Henry VIII

B) James I

C) Elizabeth I

What is treason?

A) The crime of betraying one’s country, monarch or government

B) The crime of blowing something up

C) The crime of amassing gunpowder

Which poem is associated with Bonfire Night?

A)Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

B) Remember, Remember

C) Jabberwocky

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