What made Guy Fawkes so angry that he took matters into his own hands?
A relative was exiled
The government killed his family
It was about taxes
It was about religion
The main reason people conspired to blow up Parliament was that Catholics were repressed in England, which was officially Protestant. Anti-Catholic laws were in place, and priests were told to leave the country.
Fawkes knew that his death was going to be very bloody and painful. He was to be ripped apart while still alive! So at the first opportunity, he committed suicide by leaping to his death. They still tore his body apart, though.
While the Guy Fawkes mask is now a pop culture icon, who are the people who use it in close conjunction with Guy Fawkes' ideas?
Although the use of the Guy Fawkes mask blew up with V for Vendetta and other pop culture references, it was noticeably used by political protesters, and as a mask for violent political actions. Anonymous can also be said to use it as a form of protest.
What did the masses eventually call the whole plan to blow up Parliament?
The English Revolution
The Catholic Crime
The Gunpowder Plot
The plot to blow up Parliament eventually became known as the Gunpowder Plot. It should be noted that this sort of thing happens with regular frequency in history, as religion and royalty have always been serious issues in England.
What tradition has, in part, become more popular because of the celebration of the stopping of the Gunpowder Plot?
Some observers point out that the idea of bonfire celebrations may have had a big boost in the celebrations of the Gunpowder Plot. It should be noted that in modern times, it's more of a celebration in itself, and not so much hating on Guy Fawkes and Catholics.
A tradition that developed is kids going around in the streets with this item in tow, to buy money for the night's celebrations.
They have a guy playing Guy Fawkes, in handcuffs
Make-believe dynamite sticks
Some wood for a fire
A dummy of Guy Fawkes
Children and young people would bring around a dummy of Guy Fawkes and ask for funds for the night's celebration. The money would be used for firecrackers, firewood, and other materials for the celebrations.
How does Guy Fawkes' imagery extend to the online community?
Members of Anonymous, or people who want to be identified as Anonymous, usually wear Fawkes masks. They also use that symbol as their calling card. This may be influenced, in part, by the movie version of V for Vendetta.
Aside from the likeness or straw dummy of Guy Fawkes being burned in the bonfire, which other person had their image burned in the fire during the November 5th celebrations?
The uniformed guards
The prime minister
Because the conspiracy was an attack by Catholics against the very Protestant British monarchy, the Catholic pope was also, at times, burned in the bonfires. Religion and politics are strange bedfellows sometimes.
What would have been the goal of the plot to kill everyone in the House of Parliament?
A Catholic England
The ultimate goal of the conspiracy would have been a Catholic England, since many of the influential Protestant figures would have died in the explosion. Chief among them would be the King of England, James I.
With the king dead, the conspiracy would have needed a controlled replacement. Who was their choice for a puppet?
A Ruling Council
Elizabeth, the king's daughter
The second part of the plan was to support the ascension of the king's daughter, Elizabeth, to the throne. She was seen as more willing to support pro-Catholic actions, or at least she would be a usable puppet queen.
In the beginning, the bonfire celebrations were about loyalty to the crown. What did it turn into in later years?
A religious ritual
A pop culture thing
A celebration of freedom
As the November 5th celebrations developed, they became less a celebration of the monarchy, and more about how individual freedom and the state are always an issue. In other words: freedom! Of course, for some, it's always a great excuse to party.
Would the big blast have blown up Parliament, really?
It wouldn't have exploded
The cellar would have contained it
It would only have done limited damage
For the longest time, people said it would have blown the House to smithereens. However, some researchers now agree that the dynamite used wasn't the best, and only some damage would have been done. The question of the blast killing all the intended victims is still up in the air, though.
Aside from the religious Catholic reason, there was a political reason for wanting King James the First dead. What was it?
He was a conquering king
He was a weak king
He was a King for both Scotland and England
King James had in his blood the royal lines of Scotland and England. This would eventually lead to the formation of the United Kingdom (UK). As can be expected, there were some very unhappy people who were more than willing to get rid of him.
Because Guy Fawkes was fond of aliases, what other name did he use in the conspiracy?
If you think about the Gunpowder Plot as a terrorist plot, then Guy Fawkes was right to have an alias. However, "John Johnson" was a bit obvious as a generic name. It was the name he gave when he was arrested.
In the latest use of the Guy Fawkes image, which recent American upheaval used Guy's face as the face of the movement?
The white supremacy groups
The Occupy movement
The Occupy movement adopted the Guy Fawkes mask, probably as an offshoot of its pop culture and online use as a face for protest that identities can hide behind. In that sense, Guy Fawkes' spirit can be said to live on in the use of the mask.