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Bodiam Castle Quiz

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1 - In which county of England is Bodiam Castle?

         (A) Kent   (B) East Sussex   (C) Somerset   (D) Berkshire 

2 - When was Bodiam Castle built?

         (A) 1066   (B) 1283   (C) 1385   (D) 1475 

3 - Who built the castle?

         (A) King Richard II   (B)  King Edward III   (C) Edward Dalyngrigge

4 - How did he fund the cost of building the castle?

         (A) Plundering (stealing) while a mercenary in France.

         (B) He was given the money by Edward III.

         (C) By marrying into a land-owning family.

         (D) He was rewarded for his role in suppressing the Peasants' Revolt.

5 - In the 17th century Bodiam castle was owned by John Tufton. Why did he sell it?

         (A) Because of his support for the Royalists during the English Civil War. 

         (B)  Because of the part he played in the War of the Roses.

         (C) To pay gambling debts.

         (D)  Because he had no children to pass the property on to after his death.

6 - What sort of vegetation covered much of the castle in the 19th century?

         (A) Holly   (B) Millet   (C) Ivy   (D) Thistles 

7 - In what year was the castle given to the National Trust?

         (A) 1919   (B) 1925   (C) 1939   (D) 1945

8 - Filming for which movie took place at Bodiam Castle?

         (A) Robin Hood

         (B) Gladiator

         (C) King Arthur

         (D) Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

9 - What type of fish are most plentiful in the moat surrounding the castle?

         (A) Pike   (B) Trout   (C) Salmon   (D) Carp 

10 - Many ducks make their home in and around the moat. What species (type) are most of them?

         (A) Shoveler ducks

         (B) Teal ducks

         (C) Mallard ducks 

         (D) Eider ducks 


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