History 9

From the quiz on 14/4/15.

  1. Which English city was known to the Romans as Eboracum? York

  2. What were the codenames of the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II? Fat Man and Little Boy

  3. Which disease was known historically as the King’s Evil, with many in the Middle Ages believing it could be cured by the so-called royal touch of a French or English monarch? Scrofula

  4. Which two city–states fought in the Peloponnesian War in the 5th century BC? Athens and Sparta (and respective allies)

  5. In 1793, who invented the modern mechanical cotton gin, a machine for separating cotton from its seeds? Eli Whitney

  6. Later returning to Dartmouth and Plymouth for the sake of her consort ship Speedwell, from which English city did the pilgrim ship Mayflower initially set sail for America around 5th August 1620? Southampton

  7. In which country did the late–19th century Boxer Rebellion take place? China

  8. In 1975, Lynette Fromme and Sara Jane Moore both attempted to assassinate which US president? Gerald Ford

  9. In which French city was Joan of Arc burnt at the stake in 1431? Rouen

  10. Which memoir by Apsley Cherry-Garrard chronicles Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in the early 1910s? The Worst Journey in the World

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