History 8

From the quiz on 24/3/15.

  1. The ancient Roman province of Lusitania broadly corresponds to which modern-day country? Portugal

  2. Who led the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo? Duke of Wellington

  3. What was historically sold at a shambles? Meat

  4. Orval Faubus, who in 1957 defied a US Supreme Court decision by refusing to desegregate Little Rock Central High School, was governor of which US state? Arkansas

  5. What was the name of Alexander the Great’s horse? Bucephalus

  6. Which country was brought into World War I by the Zimmermann Telegram? USA

  7. Whose death at the hands of police sparked the 2011 London Riots? Mark Duggan

  8. In which building complex in Paris was Napoleon I (eventually) buried? Les Invalides

  9. What were the first names of the Kray twins? Ronnie & Reggie

  10. Which ancient Greek siege engine, with a name literally meaning “taker of cities”, consisted of a wheeled tower armed with a large number of catapults, slings and spear-throwers arranged over multiple levels? Helepolis

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