Quiz 75a - History
1 Joan of Arc was also known as The Maid of 'where'? - The Maid
2 Which traveller first visited China in 1271? - Marco Polo.
3 Which composer wrote the operas Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Turandot?
4 Which Marquis, are the rules that govern the sport of boxing, named
after? - The Marquis of Queensberry.
5 What nationality was Christian Barnard, the surgeon who performed the
first human heart transplant? - South African.
6 Which English explorer was imprisoned in the Tower of London and
executed in 1618? - Sir Walter Raleigh
7 William Harvey the man who discovered the circulation of the blood was
born in which English town? - Folkestone.
8 Which religious organization was founded by William Booth and in what
year? - The Salvation Army - 1865
9 What nationality were the Montgolfier brothers who pioneered hot air
balloon flight? - French
10 Which British impresario was noted for his productions of Gilbert and
Sullivan operettas? - Richard D'Oyly Carte.
11 For which art form is Henri Cartier-Bresson best known? -
12 Who became the first prime minister of India on its independence in
1947? - (Jawaharlal) Nehru.
13 Which British explorer translated the Arabian Nights and had a famous
20th century namesake? - Richard Burton.
14 Who wrote Don Quixote? - Miguel de Cervantes.
15 Which astronomer first put forward the theory that the Earth and the
planets revolve around the Sun? - Nicolas Copernicus.
16 The Peasants' Revolt, aka. Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising,
was a major uprising across large parts of England in what year? - 1381.
17 Who was the first woman to fly the Atlantic? - Amelia Earhart.
18 Who wrote The Pilgrim's Progress? - John Bunyan.
19 What nationality was Nicolas Copernicus? - Polish.
20 With what social reform is Elizabeth Fry associated? - Prison reform.
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