History Quiz #2

  1. Who was the last British Viceroy of India?
  2. Who was the ruler of the USSR from 1917-22?
  3. The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) were fought between which two houses of England?
  4. In which year did the UK hand over Hong Kong sovereignty to China?
  5. Who invented the thermometer in 1593?
  6. Which Wild West legend was born Henry McCarty?
  7. Who was UK Labour cabinet minister and social reformer Frank Pakenham better known as?
  8. What was the name of the pandemic which killed over 1% of the world's population in 1918?
  9. What was the name of Charles Lindbergh's plane in which he completed the first non-stop solo trans-Atlantic flight?
  10. Which comic strip animal devised by Otto Mesmer first appeared in 1931?
  11. What song, popular in the First World War, was written by George and Felix Powell?
  12. In which year did the Titanic sink?
  13. What Apollo 13 astronaut contacted Mission Control with the words, "Houston, we've had a problem here.." ?
  14. Which country was first to operate an old age pension scheme?
  15. The Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879 featured in which war?
  16. In which European city did composer Richard Wagner die in 1883?
  17. Who discovered the vaccination against smallpox in 1796?
  18. Which is the oldest University in the USA?
  19. Who was the cult leader of the Waco Siege in 1993?
  20. Which Egyptian president ordered the seizure of the Suez Canal in 1956?
  21. Who founded the Salvation Army in London, 1865?
  22. Who designed Regent's Park in London in 1811?
  23. Southern Rhodesia became what country in 1980?
  24. In 1979 which English art historian was exposed as a one-time Soviet spy and stripped of his knighthood?
  25. In 1816 which US state was admitted to the Union as the 20th state?
  26. In which year did the demolition of the Berlin Wall begin?
  27. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI created which principality in 1719?
  28. in 1986 the prime minister of which European country was assassinated on his way home from the cinema with his wife?
  29. Who was the first Windsor monarch of the UK?
  30. What was the nickname of President Duvalier of Haiti, who died in 1971?

History Quiz #2 Answers

  1. Who was the last British Viceroy of India? Lord Louis Mountbatten
  2. Who was the ruler of the USSR from 1917-22? Vladimir Lenin
  3. The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) were fought between which two houses of England? York and Lancaster
  4. In which year did the UK hand over Hong Kong sovereignty to China? 1997 (June 30th)
  5. Who invented the thermometer in 1593? Galileo
  6. Which Wild West legend was born Henry McCarty? Billy the Kid, alias William H Bonney
  7. Who was UK Labour cabinet minister and social reformer Frank Pakenham better known as? Lord Longford (7th Earl of Longford)
  8. What was the name of the pandemic which killed over 1% of the world's population in 1918? Spanish Flu
  9. What was the name of Charles Lindbergh's plane in which he completed the first non-stop solo trans-Atlantic flight? Spirit of St Louis (achieved in 1927)
  10. Which comic strip animal devised by Otto Mesmer first appeared in 1931? Felix the Cat
  11. What song, popular in the First World War, was written by George and Felix Powell? Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag
  12. In which year did the Titanic sink? 1912
  13. What Apollo 13 astronaut contacted Mission Control with the words, "Houston, we've had a problem here.." ? Jack Swigert
  14. Which country was first to operate an old age pension scheme? Germany (1891)
  15. The Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879 featured in which war? Zulu War (or Zulu Wars). Incidentally Rorke's Drift was not the final battle of the Zulu Wars as wrongly stated here previously - it was the battle of Ulundi (thanks A Cherry)
  16. In which European city did composer Richard Wagner die in 1883? Venice
  17. Who discovered the vaccination against smallpox in 1796? Edward Jenner
  18. Which is the oldest University in the USA? Harvard (founded 1636, in Cambridge Massachusetts)
  19. Who was the cult leader of the Waco Siege in 1993? David Koresh
  20. Which Egyptian president ordered the seizure of the Suez Canal in 1956? President Nassar
  21. Who founded the Salvation Army in London, 1865? William Booth
  22. Who designed Regent's Park in London in 1811? John Nash
  23. Southern Rhodesia became what country in 1980? Zimbabwe (The Independent Nation of Zimbabwe)
  24. In 1979 which English art historian was exposed as a one-time Soviet spy and stripped of his knighthood? Anthony Blunt
  25. In 1816 which US state was admitted to the Union as the 20th state? Mississippi
  26. In which year did the demolition of the Berlin Wall begin? 1989
  27. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI created which principality in 1719? Lichtenstein
  28. in 1986 the prime minister of which European country was assassinated on his way home from the cinema with his wife? Sweden (Olof Palme)
  29. Who was the first Windsor monarch of the UK? George V (reigned 1910-1936)
  30. What was the nickname of President Duvalier of Haiti, who died in 1971? Papa Doc


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