The Ultimate Bonfire Night Quiz

From the history of Guy Fawkes to the modern-day trends like Fireworks and Sparklers. Think colourful bangs, tasty treats and firey traditions for inspiration to ace our free Bonfire Night quiz.

You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so round for some explosive quizzing.

Round 1

1 – In which month is Bonfire night celebrated?

2 – Which country is Bonfire Night primarily celebrated in?

3 – Bonfire night is celebrated on the anniversary of the failed attempt to blow up what?

4 – What was the nickname of the treasonous plot?

5 – It is illegal to say ‘Guy Fawkes’ in parliament – True or False?

6 – The failed assassination attempt was against which monarch?

7 – Who led the gunpowder plot?

8 – Which religion were all the plotters?

9 – Name the man who tried to blow up Parliament?

10 – Bonfire Night is celebrated on the same date every tear – True or False?

Round 2

1 – In which year did Guy Fawkes try to blow up parliament?

2 – On which date is Bonfire Night celebrated?

3 – The gunpowder plot was originally known as ‘Jesuit Treason’- True or False?

4 – The gunpowder plot was originally known as ‘The Gunpowder Treason Plot’- True or False?

5 – How was the gunpowder plot foiled?

6 – How many barrels of gunpowder was Fawkes found guarding?

7 – What punishment did the members of the gunpowder plot face?

8 – How many members were part of the gunpowder plot?

9 – In which county would you find the Lewes Bonfire?

10 – In which country did fireworks originate?

Round 3

1 – Part of the plot was to kidnap Princess Elizabeth – True or False?

2 – Part of the plot was to kill Princes Henry & Charles – True or False?

3 – On Bonfire Night, Ottery St Mary residents run through the streets carrying what?

4 – Which begging tradition has almost completely disappeared?

5 – Which King was the first to have fireworks at his wedding?

6 – Who took charge of all royal firework displays?

7 – Which playwright loved fireworks?

8 – Which cake is traditionally eaten on bonfire night?

9 – Which town hosts the Edenbridge display?

10 – What treats are toasted on a bonfire?

Round 4

1 – A firework that has stars that fly outward, then start to descend, is called a what?

2 – Which food is traditionally wrapped in foil and cooked on the bonfire?

3 – The word for firework in Japanese, ‘hanabi’, means what?

4 – Guy Fawkes’ real first name was Guido – True or False?

5 – How did Guy Fawkes die?

6 – What is the technical term for making or displaying fireworks?

7 – Complete the rhyme: “Remember, remember…”

8 – The medal made to commemorate the discovery of the plot depicted which animal?

9 – Guy Fawkes was deaf – True or False?

10 – Fireworks can reach 150mph – True or False?

Round 5

1 – What flavour soup is traditionally served in cups at bonfire events?

2 – What religion were Guy Fawkes’ parents?

3 – When Guy Fawkes was caught he said his name was Peter Piper – True or False?

4 – Phonophobia is the fear of loud bangs – True or False?

5 – Which army did Guy Fawkes fight for?

6 – What firework that spins round and round is named after a girl?

7 – What small animals should you check for before lighting a bonfire?

8 – Guy Fawkes was orphaned age 2 – True or False?

9 – Pyrophobia is the fear of fire – True or False?

10 – Where was Guy Fawkes from?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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