History 29

From the quiz on 20/9/16.

  1. What was the name of the Austrian archduke whose assassination by Gavrilo Princip in 1914 precipitated World War I? Franz Ferdinand

  2. During the Battle of Britain, which Allied fighter plane designed by Sydney Camm shot down more Axis aircraft than any other? Hawker Hurricane

  3. In 1962, James Hanratty was controversially tried and hanged for the murder of Michael Gregsten in a lay-by on which English road? A6

  4. The Rye House Plot was an abortive conspiracy to assassinate which English king along with his brother James, Duke of York? Charles II

  5. Umberto II was the last and shortest-reigning king of which country, being on the throne for a little over a month in 1946? Italy

  6. In which modern-day Balkan capital city was Mother Teresa born in 1910? Skopje

  7. What name of Greek origin is given to the seven principal early-medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that eventually unified to become the Kingdom of England? Heptarchy

  8. Which president of Cuba was overthrown by Fidel Castro at the end of the Cuban Revolution in 1959? Fulgencio Batista

  9. Which European war was intentionally precipitated by Otto von Bismarck’s publication of an edited version of the Ems telegram in 1870? Franco-Prussian War

  10. Which ancient city, located on the east bank of the Tigris opposite Mosul in modern-day Iraq, was the oldest and most-populous city of the Assyrian empire until its destruction circa 612 BC? Nineveh

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