WONDER #2462: Who Was Guy Fawkes?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Guy Fawkes was involved in the Gunpowder Plot, a plan to overthrow King James I and the English Parliament.
  2. The fifth of November is a holiday celebrated across England.
  3. Guy Fawkes was an English hero who is today celebrated for his love of liberty.
  4. People shouldn’t celebrate Guy Fawkes Day because it supports violence.

Question 2 of 3

The group planned to blow up barrels of gunpowder below the _________________________.

  1. Windsor Castle
  2. Big Ben
  3. Palace of Westminster
  4. Cambridge University

Question 3 of 3

Which is the best evidence that the Gunpowder Plot would have been destructive had it succeeded?

  1. “First developed by Robert Catesby, the plot was to blow up Parliament and King James I in 1605.”
  2. “The group rented a cellar below the Palace of Westminster, where Parliament met. There, Fawkes hid 36 barrels of gunpowder.”
  3. “Fawkes agreed to bring his expertise to the group.”
  4. “There would have been total destruction within a 40-yard radius of the barrels. Windows as far as 900 yards away would have been smashed.”

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