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History Quiz # 14

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. ~Herodotus 8 Questions.

 
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Which island was previously named Van Dieman's Land?

  • Tasmania
  • Maori
  • Montague
  • Tiwi

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The Ashmolean Museum is in which English city?

  • Hull
  • Norwich
  • Bath
  • Oxford

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Which US President was given the nickname ''The Great Emancipator''?

  • James Madison
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Abraham Lincoln

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On 26th September 1953, the rationing of what ended in the UK?

  • Sugar
  • Oranges
  • Pepper
  • Potatoes

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Sir Edward Burgh was the first husband of which wife of English monarch King Henry VIII?

  • Jane Seymour
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine Parr
  • Catherine Howard

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In which decade of the 20th Century did the Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary close?

  • 1960's
  • 1970's
  • 1990's
  • 2010's

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Which month in the Gregorian calendar was originally the seventh month of the Roman calendar?

  • April
  • July
  • September
  • November

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The Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only successful armed takeover of government in the history of which country?

  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Estonia
  • Uganda

 

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