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Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What is the significance of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot in modern culture?
  1. Celebrated as a national hero in the UK
  2. Associated with the celebration of freedom and democracy
  3. A symbol of rebellion and anarchy
  4. Honored with a national holiday
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
Who was the leader of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators?
  1. Guy Fawkes
  2. Robert Catesby
  3. Thomas Percy
  4. Thomas Wintour
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
In which year did the Gunpowder Plot take place?
  1. 1605
  2. 1620
  3. 1642
  4. 1666
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What is the traditional food item often consumed on Guy Fawkes Night?
  1. Pumpkin pie
  2. Roast turkey
  3. Toffee apples
  4. Mince pies
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What was the Gunpowder Plot?
  1. A failed assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth I
  2. A successful attempt to overthrow the monarchy
  3. A failed conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament
  4. A plot to steal the crown jewels
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
Which holiday in the United Kingdom is associated with the Gunpowder Plot and the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes?
  1. Christmas
  2. Halloween
  3. Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night)
  4. Easter
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
Who was Guy Fawkes?
  1. A famous playwright
  2. A political leader
  3. A conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot
  4. A scientist
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
Where did Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators hide the barrels of gunpowder?
  1. In the Tower of London
  2. Under the Thames River
  3. Beneath the House of Lords
  4. In a secret cave
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What was the fate of Guy Fawkes after the Gunpowder Plot was discovered?
  1. He was executed by hanging, drawing, and quartering.
  2. He was imprisoned for life.
  3. He was exiled to France.
  4. He was pardoned by the king.
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What was the main objective of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators?
  1. To kidnap the king
  2. To protest against high taxes
  3. To assassinate King James I
  4. To establish a republic
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas?
  1. a plane that loops the loop
  2. a bicycle
  3. a hoola hoop
  4. train
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
How long does it take a pumpkin to grow?
  1. 30-60 days
  2. 40-80 days
  3. 60-90 days
  4. 90-120 days
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
In England, are white cats believed to be?
  1. Bad luck
  2. Good luck
  3. Devil’s luck
  4. Spirit protection
Grade 8 Holidays and Traditions
What was the trick originally in ‘trick or treat’?
  1. Knock on the door and then run away
  2. Throw water at the person opening the door
  3. Sing a song to the person giving you sweets
  4. Recite a good luck protection spell
Grade 8 Movies and TV
Elsa was the queen in which movie?
  1. Frozen
  2. Cinderella
  3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. Lady and the Tramp
Grade 8 Movies and TV
Ariel is the name of the main character of which Disney movie?
  1. Snow White
  2. Sleeping Beauty
  3. The Jungle Book
  4. The Little Mermaid
Grade 8 Movies and TV
This movie featured a young cub named Simba.
  1. Fantasia
  2. The Lion King
  3. 101 Dalmatians
  4. The Jungle Book
Grade 8 Movies and TV
Belle was the main character of what movie?
  1. Frozen
  2. Aladdin
  3. Snow White
  4. Beauty and the Beast
Grade 8 Movies and TV
This movie is about a Native American woman who falls in love with an Englishman.
  1. Tarzan
  2. Hercules
  3. Pocahontas
  4. The Jungle Book
Grade 8 Movies and TV
Princess Jasmine is one of the main characters of which Disney movie?
  1. Aladdin
  2. Cinderella
  3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. The Little Mermaid
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