History 20

From the quiz on 26/1/16.

  1. Which English suffragette died after running in front of George V’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby? Emily Davison

  2. Which French city was the official residence of the popes during their exile from Rome between 1309 and 1377? Avignon

  3. In 1931, for what crime was Al Capone sentenced to 11 years in prison? Tax evasion

  4. In the 16–18th centuries, what name was given to Roman Catholics who refused to attend mandatory Church of England services? Recusants

  5. What name, literally meaning “tortoise” in Latin, is given to the common Roman army formation in which soldiers raise their shields above their heads to make a “shell” that protects against missile attacks? Testudo

  6. About which World War II battle did Winston Churchill make the famous remark “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”? Battle of Britain

  7. Which body part did Horatio Nelson lose after being hit by a musket ball at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797? (Right) arm

  8. What adjective is applied to an heir whose right to inherit may be set aside by the birth of a nearer heir? Presumptive

  9. In 1987, almost 200 people were killed when the ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsized shortly after leaving which Belgian port? Zeebrugge

  10. The 1818 English legal case Ashford v Thornton is notable for being the last in the UK to use which long-forgotten medieval method of deciding guilt, by which the defendant was acquitted of murder when the plaintiff declined to participate? Trial by battle


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