History 34

From the quiz on 7/2/17.

  1. Which royal house ruled France from the accession of Philip VI in 1328 to the death of Henry III in 1589? Valois

  2. The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand, took place in 1876 in which modern-day US state? Montana

  3. Which pretender to the British throne disguised himself as a woman and, with the assistance of Flora MacDonald, escaped to the Isle of Skye following his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746? Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edwart Stuart)

  4. In 1972, novelist Clifford Irving was jailed for writing a fake autobiography of which American businessman? Howard Hughes

  5. What papal name was taken by the first (and to date only) English and Dutch Popes? Adrian

  6. Which US President famously kept a sign on his desk in the Oval Office that read “The buck stops here”? Harry S. Truman

  7. With which other ship did RMS Titanic nearly collide after departing from Southampton for Cherbourg in 1912? SS City of New York

  8. By what nickname is American hunter William Frederick Cody more commonly known? Buffalo Bill

  9. In which century was Sikhism founder Guru Nanak born, the printing press introduced to Europe by Johannes Gutenberg, and Eton College founded by Henry VI? 15th

  10. Which Japanese city in Kyūshū was the original target for the nuclear bomb Fat Man (which was ultimately diverted to Nagasaki because of clouds and thick smoke caused by the firebombing of nearby Yahata the previous day)? Kokura

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