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Queen Victoria Quiz

Test your knowledge of Queen Victoria with our quiz. Select each question to reveal the answer.

  • 1. What was Queen Victoria's Birth Name?

    Answer: Alexandrina Victoria

    Victoria was born in Kensington Palace on 24 May 1819 and was christened Alexandrina Victoria but, from birth, was known as Victoria.

    Before she became queen, she was formally addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent.

  • 2. Victoria was brought up under strict rules known as what?

    Answer: The Kensington System

    The Kensington System was designed by John Conroy, who was a servant of Victoria's father and was fixated with gaining power and influence.

    Its rules meant that Victoria shared a room with her mother and was never allowed any time alone.

    When Victoria became queen, her first request was to have an hour by herself.

  • 3. How old was Victoria when she became Queen?

    Answer: 18

    Victoria became queen on 20 June 1837, just four weeks after her 18th birthday, following the death of her uncle, William IV.

    But she is far from being the youngest British monarch at the start of their reign.

    Mary, Queen of Scots, ascended the throne in 1542 when she was just six days old.

  • 8. What did Prince Albert build in the woods at Osborne for their children?

    Answer: A Swiss cottage

    The cottage was built by Prince Albert between 1853 and 1854 for his nine young children.

    The two-storey chalet, which has its own gardens, is where the royal children learnt skills such as cooking, gardening, building and even managing accounts.

    The children filled up a room in the cottage with their collections of natural history specimens and antiquities - a separate museum to house their objects was later built nearby.

  • 9. For how many years did Victoria rule?

    Answer: 63 years

    Victoria was queen from 1837 until her death in 1901 - the total length of her reign was 63 years, seven months and two days.

    At the time, this made her the longest-reigning British monarch ever, although the length of her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II's reign surpassed Victoria's in September 2015.

  • 10. Who succeeded Victoria to the throne in 1901?

    Answer: Edward VII

    After her death, Victoria was succeeded by her eldest son, Edward VII.

    He was king of Great Britain from 1901 to 1910, after being heir to Victoria for almost 60 years.

    Edward was himself succeeded by his son, who became George V.