History 2 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 7th July 2010
  1. Who was the Benedictine monk credited with the invention of champagne? Dom Perignon.
  2. What volcano destroyed Pompeii in 79AD? Vesuvius.
  3. What was the name of the aeroplane that the Wright brothers first flew in 1903? Flyer 1.
  4. Who was Tarquin the Proud? The last King of Rome.
  5. On which island did Napoleon die? Saint Helena.
  6. Which King was responsible for building the Tower of London? King William I.
  7. According to Napoleon what does an army march on? Its stomach.
  8. Which English King died at age 15? King Edward VI.
  9. Who were Queen Elizabeth the First's parents? King Henry VIII and Anne Bolelyn.
  10. What the ship that Drake circumnavigated the world called? The Golden Hind.
  11. Which English Queen had 17 children and outlived all of them? Queen Anne.
  12. With whom did Lady Hamilton have a stormy affair? Horatio Lord Nelson.
  13. What was Dick Turpin's horse called? Black Bess.
  14. Which English King was known as "The Turnip Hoer"? King George I.
  15. What was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter? The Tomb of Tutankhamen.
  16. Over which country did King Zog rule? Albania.
  17. Who was the first man to fly over the English Channel? Louis Bleriot.
  18. Who appeared on the famous WW1 posters declaring "Your Country Needs You"? Lord Kitchener.
  19. In which country did the Mau-Mau uprising take place? Kenya.
  20. What was the code name for the Dunkirk evacuation? Operation Dynamo.

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