Remembrance Day is held on 11th November every year.
On this day, we commemorate the soldiers, officers and members of the armed forces who lost their lives in war. Remembrance Day was first established to pay respect to the sacrifice made by people in WWI. But as the years have passed, the day has evolved to symbolise victims of war generally.
In the modern day, it’s all too easy to take their sacrifice for granted. So we’ve written 25 Remembrance Day quiz questions and answers to make sure they’re never forgotten. This quiz contains questions of varying difficulty, so it’s perfect for teaching your kids the importance of the day or for brushing up on your general history.
How many can you get right?
Remembrance Day Quiz Questions and Answers
- Why is Remembrance Day held on 11th November?
- What flower is commonly worn for Remembrance Day?
- Which monarch oversaw the first Remembrance Day memorial?
- World War One officially ended with the signing of which treaty?
- At what time is a minute’s silence held on Remembrance Day?
- Who wrote the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’?
- In what year did World War I end?
- The King lays the first wreath at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. True or false?
- What colour poppies are worn to honour animals who were victims of war?
- What is another name for Remembrance Day?
- In what year were artificial poppies first sold in Britain?
- Which charity provides support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces?
- Where is The Cenotaph located in London?
- Traditionally, what is the first song played during the National Service of Remembrance?
- In 2014, a commemorative art installation saw 888,246 ceramic poppies placed outside of which UK landmark?
- What does ‘cenotaph’ mean?
- In what year was the ‘Christmas Truce’ between soldiers?
- Which famous clock marks the beginning of the minute’s silence?
- The National Memorial Arboretum is based in which UK county?
- The Festival of Remembrance is separate to Remembrance Day and held on which day every year?
- Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth countries alongside Britain. True or false?
- How many leaves are featured on Scottish poppies?
- What similar memorial is observed in the USA on Remembrance Day?
- Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when the World War One was declared?
- What colour poppies are sometimes worn by pacifists?
- It is the anniversary of the end of World War 1
- King George V
- Treaty of Versailles
- 11 am
- John McCrae
- Armistice Day
- Royal British Legion
- Rule, Britannia!
- Tower of London
- Empty tomb
- Big Ben
- The Saturday before Remembrance Day
- Veterans Day
- H. H. Asquith