History Trivia

Quiz 138 – Round 3 – History

History Trivia

1. Which King of England, born in 1452, was the son of Richard, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville?

Richard III

2. Which Russian word, literally meaning ‘publicity’ or ‘openness’, was made popular by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s when it became the name of the Soviet policy of open discussion of political and social issues?

Glasnost

3. In which war did the battle of Tel-el-Kebir take place?

Anglo-Egyptian War (1882)

4. Who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on the 30th January 1948?

Mahatma Gandhi

5. How many children did Queen Victoria have?

9 (Victoria (Princess Royal), Edward VII, Alice, Alfred (Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha), Helena, Louise, Arthur (Duke of Connaught and Strathearn), Leopold (Duke of Albany) and Beatrice)

6. Robert Walpole, William Pitt the Elder and George Grenville were all leaders of which political party?

Whig

7. Which Scottish King died at the Battle of Flodden in 1513?

James IV of Scotland

8. Who was married both to Louis VII of France and to Henry II of England and was therefore Queen consort of both countries?

Eleanor of Aquitaine

9. Which Conservative Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister, is responsible for introduction of the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829?

Sir Robert Peel

10. Malcolm Fraser, Sir Robert Menzies and Joseph Lyons were all 20th century Prime Ministers of which country?

Australia

 

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