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Fantastic History Quiz

'Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.' 10 Questions.

 
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1

What was the name of the radical and violent faction led by Mao Zedongs wife in Communist China?

  • Jiang Qing and the gang of four
  • Jiang Qing and the gang of five
  • The gang of five

2

Who said "We are 50 to 100 years behind the advanced countries, we must make up this gap in 10 years. Either we do this or they crush us."

  • Kim dong jin
  • Josef Stalin
  • Fidel Castro

3

What place was considered to be the jewel of the British Empire?

  • America
  • Caribbean
  • India

4

Match the Colony of the British Empire to the main good it produced.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Sugar
  • Gold
  • Tobacco
  • Spices

Right

  • Caribbean
  • America
  • India
  • Africa

5

Which King was killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?

  • Alfred
  • Harold
  • George

6

Which of these WASN'T a popular Victorian past time?

  • Seeing Freak-shows
  • Visit London's mental asylum 'bedlam'
  • Basketball

7

What nationality was the spy who leaked nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union?

  • German
  • British
  • American

8

Sort first to last by the order in which they fell victim to Henry VIII's Reformation.

Click, drag and drop answers to sort
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Sir Thomas More
  • William Tyndale
  • Bishop John Fisher

9

What innovation was made to the Royal Navy in the 18th century to protect the ships under-water hull and to improve speed and manouverability?

  • Aluminium plated under-water hull
  • Tin plated under-water hull
  • Copper plated under-water hull

10

In Greek mythology how does Perceus kill the Kraken?

  • Sword from the Gods through its eye
  • Led into a cave that caves in
  • Medusas head turns it to stone

 

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