History 19

From the quiz on 1/12/15.

  1. What colour rose was the emblem of the House of York, notably during the Wars of the Roses? White

  2. The Stonewall riots, in which hundreds of members of the local LGBT community violently demonstrated against anti-gay police raids, took place in 1969 in which US city? New York City

  3. The Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington Plots were abortive conspiracies to assassinate which English queen? Elizabeth I

  4. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte’s elder brother Joseph became king of which European country? Spain

  5. Who was the first US President to have been born a citizen of the United States and the only one not to have spoken English as his first language? Martin Van Buren

  6. The 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which thousands of Muslim natives were slaughtered by Serb forces, was perpetrated as part of which war? Bosnian War

  7. As president of which Caribbean country did François Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc, lead an oppressive régime enforced by a brutal militia known as the Tontons Macoutes? Haiti

  8. In which year did all of the following occur?: Louis X succeeds Philip IV as King of France; Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burnt at the stake; and Robert the Bruce defeats Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1314

  9. Aboard which American battleship was the Japanese instrument of surrender signed on 2nd September 1945, thereby ending World War II? USS Missouri

  10. In October 1934, which Chinese revolutionary led his Red Army on the so-called Long March, a year-long, six-thousand-mile withdrawal to escape Nationalist forces under the command of Chiang Kai-shek? Mao Zedong

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