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A mix of all history related stuff. 20 Questions.

 
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1

Who did the USA fight in the War of 1812?

  • The British Empire
  • France
  • Mexico

2

Which of these was not a Normandy landing beach during the allied invasion of Europe, 1944?

  • Gold
  • Sword
  • Ohio

3

Where was Lenin during the February Revolution of 1917?

  • Petrograd
  • Finland
  • Switzerland

4

In which war did Fort Sumter become an early focal point?

  • The American Civil War
  • The Napoleonic Wars
  • The Crimean War

5

Who was British Prime Minister during the Suez Crisis?

  • Harold Wilson
  • Anthony Eden
  • Harold Macmillan

6

Which of these wars took place in 1905?

  • The Russo-Japanese War
  • The Crimean War
  • The War of the Spanish Succession

7

Match the ancient city to the modern day country in which it resides:

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Left

  • Thebes
  • Cadiz
  • Jaffa
  • Tenochtitlan

Right

  • Israel
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Greece

8

In which war was the Battle of Jutland?

  • The First Punic War
  • The Spanish Peninsular War
  • The First World War

9

Who had a horse named Copenhagen?

  • Sir Douglas Haig
  • The Duke of Wellington
  • Charles de Gaulle

10

Who was Charles XI the King of?

  • Saxony
  • Sweden
  • France

11

In which year did Britain relinquish the rule of Hong Kong, giving it to China?

  • 1995
  • 1989
  • 1997

12

Which of these countries was not a member of the Warsaw Pact?

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Hungary

13

Which of these battles was not a victory for Napoleon?

  • Austerlitz
  • Leipzig
  • Friedland

14

Put these Russian events in order, most recent first:

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  • Bloody Sunday
  • The First World War
  • Death of Lenin
  • Collapse of the USSR

15

Which politician wrote the infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech?

  • Oswald Mosley
  • Edward Heath
  • Enoch Powell

16

Sierra Leone was formally part of which nations empire?

  • Britain
  • France
  • Belgium

17

What was the name of the Napoleonic confederation which established French dominance of the central European states?

  • The Confederation of the Rhine
  • The Confederation of Westphalia
  • The Confederation of Prussia

18

Which of these was a battle in the Plains Indian's Wars?

  • Tulsa
  • Black Crow
  • Wounded Knee

19

Which American President authorised the use of atomic bombs against the Japanese?

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Douglas MacArthur

20

Which English monarch ruled before Queen Elizabeth II?

  • George V
  • Edward VIII
  • George VI

 

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