History 5 - Answers

Published: Monday 1st October 2012
  1. Who served as Richard Nixon's first Vice-President? Spiro Agnew
  2. Under which King did England win the battle of Agincourt? King Henry V
  3. In which country did the Boxer Rebellion take place? China.
  4. Which soldier led a coup in Uganda in 1971? Idi Amin.
  5. Which English King had the nick-name "Longshanks"? King Edward I.
  6. Who fought against Britain in "The War of Jenkins Ear" in the 1700s? Spain.
  7. The Greek sculptor, Phidias was responsible for which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The statue of Zeus at Olympia.
  8. In which century was the Spanish Inquisition ended? The Nineteenth (1834).
  9. What nationality was former UN General-Secretary Boutros Boutros Ghali? Egyptian.
  10. In which year was the modern state of Israel founded? 1948
  11. Which US President abolished slavery in 1863? Abraham Lincoln.
  12. Which battle was fought near Stirling in June 1314? The Battle of Bannockburn.
  13. What FOUR letters appeared on the Standard of the Roman legions? SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus The Senate & People of Rome).
  14. Which famous explorer was beheaded in London in 1618? Sir Walter Raleigh.
  15. During which President's term did California & New Mexico become part of the USA? James Polk.
  16. In which year was "The Six Day War" between Israel and its neighbours? 1967
  17. In which country was the Woman's Institute founded in 1897? Canada.
  18. Which English city was known as "Cottonopolis" during the Industrial Revolution? Manchester.
  19. Which Prussian leader unified the German States in 1871? Bismarck.
  20. In which year did Queen Victoria die? 1901

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