History by Letter: A

History by Letter: A - Questions and Answers


A classic history quiz, however - all answers begin with the letter A. For the second part of the series, check out History by Letter: B


History by Letter: A - Questions

1. At which battle of 1415 did Henry V famously lead England to victory over the French during the 100-years-war?

2. Who was King of Saudi Arabia from 2005 until his death in 2015?

3. The 2018 film "First Man" stars Ryan Gosling as which famous American astronaut?

4. Which country was infamously - and rather unsuccessfully - invaded by the USSR in 1979?

5. What was the capital city of the 9th-15th century Khmer Empire of modern-day Cambodia, now most well-known for its "Wat"?

6. Which Norwegian was the first man to reach the South Pole?

7. Who was the first Roman Emperor, born Gaius Octavius? 

8. Who was Henry VIII's second wife - the first to be beheaded, and the mother of Queen Mary I?

9. Which Greek city is commonly referred to as the birthplace of democracy?

10. Franz Ferdinand, infamously assassinated in 1914, held what title alongside being heir-apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary?

11. Which pre-Columbian civilisation - with its capital at Tenochtitlan - was driven to destruction by the invasions of Hernán Cortés in the 16th century?

12. Which Hunnic leader was famously referred to as the "Scourge of God"?

13. Ethiopia was formerly known by what name during the early 20th century?

 14. What was the surname of the 2nd and 6th presidents of the United States (father and son)?

15. What name was given to the alliance led by Germany, Italy and Japan during the Second World War?

16. Who is often referred to as the founding father of modern-day Turkey?

17. Which group of Germanic tribes gave their name to the country of England?

18. Which philosopher was the tutor of Alexander the Great?

19. Which system of oppression was fought by activists such as Nelson Mandela?

20. Which Spanish region takes its name from the Muslim-ruled regions of Iberia during the Middle Ages?


History by Letter: A - Answers

1. At which battle of 1415 did Henry V famously lead England to victory over the French during the 100-years-war? Agincourt

2. What was the name of the King of Saudi Arabia from 2005 until his death in 2015, and of the current King of Jordan? Abdullah

3. The 2018 film "First Man" stars Ryan Gosling as which famous American astronaut? Neil Armstrong

4. Which country was infamously - and rather unsuccessfully - invaded by the USSR in 1979? Afghanistan

5. What was the capital city of the 9th-15th century Khmer Empire of modern-day Cambodia, now most well-known for its "Wat"? Angkor

6. Which Norwegian was the first man to reach the South Pole? Roald Amundsen

7. Who was the first Roman Emperor, born Gaius Octavius? Augustus

8. Who was Henry VIII's second wife - the first to be beheaded, and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I? Anne Boleyn

9. Which Greek city is commonly referred to as the birthplace of democracy? Athens

10. Franz Ferdinand, infamously assassinated in 1914, held what title alongside being heir-apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary? Archduke (of Austria-East)

11. Which pre-Columbian civilisation - with its capital at Tenochtitlan - was driven to destruction by the invasions of Hernán Cortés in the 16th century? Aztec

12. Which Hunnic leader was famously referred to as the "Scourge of God"? Attila

13. Ethiopia was formerly known by what name during the early 20th century? Abyssinia

 14. What was the surname of the 2nd and 6th presidents of the United States (father and son)? Adams

15. What name was given to the alliance led by Germany, Italy and Japan during the Second World War? Axis Powers

16. Who is often referred to as the founding father of modern-day Turkey? Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

17. Which group of Germanic tribes gave their name to the country of England? Angles (or Anglo-Saxons)

18. Which philosopher was a student of Plato, and the tutor of Alexander the Great? Aristotle

19. Which system of oppression was fought by activists such as Nelson Mandela? Apartheid

20. Which Spanish region takes its name from the Muslim-ruled region of southern Iberia during the Middle Ages? Andalusia (from Al-Andalus)



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