History 15

From the quiz on 25/8/15.

  1. In 1968, which US senator was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan? Robert F. Kennedy

  2. Who was the leader of the so-called Untouchables, a group of nine law enforcers who fought against Al Capone by aggressively enforcing Prohibition in Chicago? Eliot Ness

  3. Which minority ethnic group were slaughtered en masse by the Hutu in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide? Tutsi

  4. Who was the last crowned King of England before William the Conqueror? Harold II (Harold Godwinson)

  5. Who was controversially named Man of the Year by TIME magazine in both 1939 and 1942? Joseph Stalin

  6. What is the name of the underfloor heating system that was used in ancient Roman bathhouses? Hypocaust

  7. In 1975, at which underground station on the Northern City Line did driver Leslie Newson’s failure to stop cause the worst Tube crash of all time, resulting in 43 deaths and 74 hospitalizations? Moorgate

  8. Which dynasty ruled China from 960 to 1279 AD, when it fell to the Mongols under Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan, who established the succeeding Yuan dynasty? Song

  9. Which ship did James Cook sail on his first voyage to the Pacific, between 1768 and 1771? HMS Endeavour

  10. Which British general surrendered to George Washington’s forces at the 1781 Battle of Yorktown, the last major land battle of the American War of Independence? Charles Cornwallis


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