History 26

From the quiz on 28/6/16.

  1. In 1961, the United States conducted the abortive Bay of Pigs Invasion with the intention of overthrowing the government in which country? Cuba

  2. Which fruit did Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwyn sell at Drury Lane theatre as a teenager? Oranges

  3. In which Second World War battle off the coast of South America did the three British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles inflict critical damage on the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee? Battle of the River Plate

  4. The infamous female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny both served under which captain, whose real name was John Rackham? Calico Jack

  5. In 1549, Devon and Cornwall, which were predominantly Catholic, led a popular revolt against the nationwide introduction of which Anglican book? Book of Common Prayer

  6. In which midwestern US state is St Joseph, which was the eastern terminus of the Pony Express, the city in which the outlaw Jesse James was fatally shot by Robert Ford in 1882, and the birthplace of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first female governor of a US state? Missouri

  7. Which King Louis of France, who ruled from 1715 until his death in 1774, was known as The Beloved and had mistresses named Madame du Barry and Madame de Pompadour? Louis XV

  8. Which Welsh ruler, who is often regarded as the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales, instigated a national revolt against Henry IV of England in 1400? Owain Glyndŵr (Owen Glendower)

  9. Which US President’s administration was involved in the 1921–2 Teapot Dome scandal, in which Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was found to have secretly leased federal oil reserves to private companies in exchange for bribes? Warren G. Harding

  10. Which Roman stateswoman was a sister of Caligula, niece and wife of Claudius, and mother of Nero? Agrippina the Younger

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