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 Quiz 53 History

1.  Who was king of England in the year AD1000? - Ethelred II.

2.  In which year was William Shakespeare born? - 1564

3.  12 October, or the second Monday in October, is a public holiday in many states of the USA. What event of 1492 does it commemorate? - Christopher Columbus?s discovery of the New World.

4.  What event of 1453 is thought to have contributed substantially to the renaissance of learning and art in western Europe? - The fall of Constantinople to the Turks.

5.  The composer Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederick Handel were both born in the same year. What year was it? - 1685

6.  Who compiled a book of words (published in 1852) that were arranged according to their meanings? - Peter Mark Roget.

7.  How many years after the Battle of Trafalgar did the Battle of Waterloo take place? - 10 (1805?1815 ? strictly 9 years and 8 months, Oct 1805?June 1815).

8.  What was the number of the last King Louis to be king of France? - 18th  (Louis XVIII 1814?24).

9.  Who said ?When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford?? - Samuel Johnson

10.  When did Adolf Hitler come to power in Germany? - 1933.

11.  Who became president of the United States in 1929, the year of the Wall Street Crash? - President Hoover

12.  In what year did Elvis Presley first enter the UK charts with ?Heartbreak Hotel?? - 1956

13.  Which British politician won the Admiral?s Cup in 1971 in his yacht ?Morning Cloud?? - Sir Edward Heath.

14.  In which year was a British task force sent to recover the Falkland Islands after an Argentinean invasion? - 1982

15.  In which year did Tony Blair become leader of the British Labour Party? - 1994.

16.  In 1066, before the Battle of Hastings, King Harold fought a battle that shares its name with a famous football ground. What is it? - Stamford Bridge.

17.  Who became king of England in the year AD1100? - King Henry I

18.  In what year was the Magna Carta signed by King John? - 1215.

19.  In which century was the Ming dynasty in China conquered and succeeded by the Manchu dynasty? - The 17th century.

20.  What was the first book believed to have been printed by Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing, around 1455? - The Bible.




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