History 3 - Answers

Published: Sunday 16th October 2011
  1. Who was the last King of America? King George III.
  2. Who was the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the First World War? Asquith.
  3. Which British King ruled immediately prior to Queen Victoria? King William IV.
  4. In which year did the following events take place, [a] The start of the French Revolution, [b] Start of the Falklands War, [c] The Glencoe Massacre, [d] The start of the Russian revolution and [e] the assassination of Martin Luther King [a] 1789, [b] 1982, [c] 1692, [d] 1917 and [e] 1968.
  5. What was President Nixon's middle name? Milhous.
  6. In which year did Switzerland join the United Nations? 2002
  7. In which war was the Battle of Balaclava fought? The Crimean War.
  8. By what name were the 19th Century workers who destroyed newly invented machinery known by? Luddites.
  9. During whose US Presidential term did California and New Mexico become part of the USA as a result of the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty? James Polk.
  10. What were the names of the THREE ships in which Columbus sailed to America? Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria.
  11. Which country in 1893 became the first to give women the vote? New Zealand.
  12. What was the name of Alexander the Great's horse? Bucephalus.
  13. In 1917, which British soldier led Arabian troops to capture Aqaba? T.E. Lawrence [of Arabia].
  14. Which TWO states fought the PUNIC Wars? Rome & Carthage.
  15. Which King was the first of the Plantagenet monarchs? Henry II.
  16. Which Indian leader was assassinated in 1948? Gandhi.
  17. Elizabeth I ruled for 44 years, in which year did Elizabeth II equal this feat? 1996
  18. Which Welsh leader lead a revolt against the English in the early 15th Century? Owain Glyndwr.
  19. In which country did the Battle of Waterloo take place? Belgium.
  20. Which Royal was executed at Fotheringay Castle in 1587? Mary, Queen of Scots.

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