History 38

From the quiz on 23/5/17.

  1. In 1973, Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the end of which war via the Paris Peace Accords? Vietnam War

  2. By what animal nickname, under which he was exhibited at Victorian freak shows, was Joseph Merrick better known? Elephant Man

  3. The 1702–15 War of the Spanish Succession was precipitated by the death in 1700 of which infirm King of Spain? Charles II

  4. In which English county is Sutton Hoo, an important Anglo-Saxon royal burial site that was initially excavated by Basil Brown in 1939? Suffolk

  5. What were the surnames of the two University of Chicago students who became an American cause célèbre after they kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy named Bobby Franks in 1924? Leopold and Loeb

  6. The ancient Roman lorica segmentata, lorica hamata and lorica squamata are all examples of what military equipment? Body armour

  7. Which French author wrote the influential open letter J’accuse…! about the wrongful conviction of Alfred Dreyfus? Émile Zola

  8. In which US state did American soldiers slaughter hundreds of Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1890? South Dakota

  9. The Histories is the only known work of which Greek historian active during the 5th century BC? Herodotus

  10. What is the name of the French flagship whose magazines caught fire and exploded at the Battle of the Nile in 1798? Orient


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