History 39

From the quiz on 20/6/17.

  1. What was Robert the Bruce’s regnal number as King of Scotland? I

  2. The land bought in the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 forms part of which two modern-day US states? Arizona and New Mexico

  3. In 1834, six farmhands from which village in Dorset were arrested and sent to an Australian penal colony for secretly establishing an early kind of trade union to protect their wages? Tolpuddle

  4. The largest non-British contingent of fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain came from which European country? Poland

  5. On which Mediterranean island was Napoleon Bonaparte born in 1769? Corsica

  6. In which year of the 19th century were the opening of Paddington station, the maiden voyage of Brunel’s SS Great Western, and Queen Victoria’s coronation? 1838

  7. What name, referring to the fact that patrons must keep quiet about its location, was given to an illegal saloon in the US during Prohibition? Speakeasy

  8. The largest explosion on UK soil occurred in 1944 at RAF Fauld, an underground munitions depot in which English county? Staffordshire

  9. In 1932–33, the catastrophic man-made famine known as Holodomor befell which Soviet republic? Ukraine

  10. In his 1941 State of the Union address, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed that people “everywhere in the world” ought to have freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from which two things? Want and fear

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