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Ellen Longley is head of humanities at The Dearne ALC in Barnsley

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 11 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Ellen Longley, head of humanities at The Dearne ALC in Barnsley.

Ms Longley is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher and examiner for GCSE Modern World History, and writes teachers’ guides, textbooks and digital resources for the Oxford University Press.

In her spare time she enjoys dragging her long-suffering family around historical sites. She is extremely proud that her two-year-old daughter can already say the word ‘trebuchet’.

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In which modern country was the ancient city of Ur? And other questions

David Gunn is a history teacher at Camden School for Girls in London

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 12 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Mr David Gunn, a history teacher at Camden School for Girls in London.

Mr Gunn teaches all year groups from Year 7 to Year 13. Alongside reading about history, in his spare time he likes to keep fit and listen to music.

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Who had a dog called Boy? And other questions

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Which of these words has its first recorded use in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer? And other questions

Paul Hamilton is a history teacher at Clydebank High School

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Scottish Higher History exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Mr Paul Hamilton, a history teacher at Clydebank High School.

Mr Hamilton teaches history from S1 to S6 (Scottish system), which includes Higher History, National 5 and National 4. These quiz questions were inspired by the 'USA, Large Scale State' course, aimed at senior pupils (S4-S6), aged 15-17.

Are you a secondary school history teacher who would like to set a Beat the Teacher quiz? Email emmamcfarnon@historyextra.com

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Was the inventor of the electric clock also the creator of roller skates? And other questions

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Was John Major the youngest British prime minister of the 20th century? And other questions

Lee Mackin is a history teacher at Chesterton Community Sports College

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 7 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Lee Mackin, a history teacher at Chesterton Community Sports College in Staffordshire.

Lee teachers years 7-11. He says studying history at secondary school inspired him to want to provide a high quality of education for his own pupils. His favourite quote is George Santayana's: “If we do not learn about the past we are doomed to repeat its mistakes!”

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Philip McTigue teaches history at Harrogate Grammar School in North Yorkshire

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 9 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Philip McTigue, who teaches history at Harrogate Grammar School in North Yorkshire.

Philip is from Wigan, but has lived in Yorkshire for 18 years. His favourite topics include the Crusades, and surgery and anatomy since 1800.

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Beat the teacher quiz: Vanessa Burley is a history teacher at Brompton Academy

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 11 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Vanessa Burley, a history NQT teacher at Brompton Academy in Gillingham.

This term she is teaching Nazi Germany to Year 12s, medicine through time and Germany 1919–45 to Year 11s, and the Stuarts to Year 8s.

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Philip Arkinstall is head of history at Oldfield School, Bath

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 10 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Philip Arkinstall, head of history at Oldfield School Bath.