History 35

From the quiz on 14/3/17.

  1. In 1939, Winston Churchill described the action of which country as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”? Russia/Soviet Union

  2. Jean Bastien-Thiry, the last person executed by firing squad in France, was sentenced to death after his assassination attempt against which French President in 1962? Charles de Gaulle

  3. Which religious figure was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in modern-day Skopje, Macedonia in 1910 and was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 2016? Mother Teresa

  4. Of what are the Ancient Roman follis, siliqua, as, solidus and sestertius all examples? Coins

  5. What is the name of the silversmith who in 1775 rode from Boston to warn the towns of Lexington and Concord about approaching British forces? Paul Revere

  6. In which year of the 17th century did Robert Hooke publish his Micrographia, Charles II become King of Spain and the Great Plague begin in London? 1665

  7. Anzac Day, observed in Australia and New Zealand on 25th April, originally commemorated soldiers who died during which campaign of the First World War? Gallipoli

  8. What name, ultimately from the Latin for “servant”, is given to both a subordinate country and a holder of land who has pledged feudal allegiance to their lord? Vassal

  9. From 1782 to his death in 1799, Tipu Sultan was the ruler of which kingdom centred on a city in southern India? Mysore

  10. Rigorous military training called agoge, a secret police force known as the Krypteia and a class of semi-free slaves called the helots were among the many features of which ancient city–state? Sparta


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