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Teasing Historical Questions

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1

In which year did Fidel Castro gain power in Cuba?

  • 1956
  • 1957
  • 1959

2

What year was the Versailles Peace Treaty signed?

  • 1917
  • 1918
  • 1919

3

In which castle was Edward II Murdered ?

  • Berkeley Castle
  • Colodden Castle
  • Leeds castle

4

Who had Hampton Court Palace Built ?

  • Henry VIII
  • Cardinal Wolsey
  • Thomas Moore

5

"Zog" was king of which country from 1928 to 1939 ?

  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda
  • Albania

6

In which year did the Ten Shilling note cease to be legal tender?

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970

7

Which was the first country to have Tear Gas used on them by the Germans in the 1st world war?

  • England
  • Poland
  • Russia

8

What in English history was "Danegeld"?

  • A Tax to buy off Danish Invaders
  • The Famous "King Arthur's Sword"
  • The 1st Danish King of England

9

What was the British Royal families name before they changed it to 'Windsor'?

  • Hannover
  • Saxe-Coburg
  • Orange

10

Which Royal Estate was bought by Prince Albert for £31,000 in 1852?

  • Kensington Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Balmoral Castle

11

The Boston Strangler was better know as?

  • Albert De Salvo
  • Charles Manson
  • Jeffrey Dahmer

12

In which year did King John sign the Magna Carta?

  • 1206
  • 1212
  • 1215

13

Where did the Great fire of London start?

  • Blackfriars Lane
  • Pudding Lane
  • Beggers Lane

14

Who produced the first successful motor car in 1887?

  • Daimler and Benz
  • Henry Ford
  • Bugatti

15

Who did John Hinkley shoot in 1982?

  • Margaret Thatcher
  • John Lennon
  • Ronald Reagan

16

Where were the 1964 Summer Olympic Games held ?

  • London
  • Paris
  • Tokyo

17

Who traditionally lives at No. 11 Downing street?

  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Home Secretary
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer

18

What year was the famous 'Doomsday Book' finished?

  • 1068
  • 1077
  • 1086

19

Which two football teams contested the very first International Match in 1896?

  • England and France
  • Scotland and France
  • England and Scotland

20

In what year was the "Wall street crash"?

  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1929

 

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