History 36

From the quiz on 11/4/17.

  1. The Zapruder film is a video recording of the assassination of which US President? John F. Kennedy

  2. The February Revolution (1917), November Uprising (1830–31) and Decembrist Revolt (1825) were rebellions against which country? Russia

  3. According to sources such as the Aeneid, Dido was the founder and first queen of which ancient city–state? Carthage

  4. In 1997, who became the first female US Secretary of State? Madeleine Albright

  5. Which royal house ruled France from the accession of Henry IV in 1589 until the monarchy was overthrown in 1848? Bourbon

  6. The Battle of Edgehill (1642) was the first pitched battle of which war? (First) English Civil War

  7. In 1947, a top-secret US Air Force balloon crashed near which city in New Mexico, sparking a deluge of UFO conspiracy theories and allegations of a cover-up? Roswell

  8. The Vietnam War ended shortly after which city was captured by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong on 30th April 1975? Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City)

  9. Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, who were killed in 1994 when their aeroplane was shot down over Kigali, were the respective presidents of which two neighbouring African countries? Rwanda and Burundi

  10. What method connects the murders of Deng Xiaoping’s son Pufang in 1968, King Alexander I and Queen Draga of Serbia in 1903, and Queen Jezebel (according to the Book of Kings)? Defenestration (being thrown out a window)


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