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Famous Revolutions in History


  1. Who led the armies that were defeated by the legions of Marcus Licinius Crassus in 71 BC?
  2. What's the name given to the 1917 revolution in Russia that saw the Bolsheviks take over the government of Russia?
  3. Which military dictator was overthrown in the Cuban Revolution?
  4. What was the name of the 1783 treaty that officially ended the American Revolutionary War?

  5. The Young Turk Revolution of 1908 was a constitutionalist revolution in which empire?
  6. The Orange Revolution was a series of protests from late 2004 to January 2005 in which country?
  7. What well known name is given to the uprising against foreigners that occurred in about 1900 in China?
  8. What's the name of the revolution in England that led to the exile of King James II?
  9. What's the better known name of Jose Arambula who was a general in the Mexican Revolution?
  10. Who on 1 September 1969, led the group of rebel military officers who launched a coup against King Idris?
  11. Which 'gentle' revolution saw the establishment of the Czech Republic and Slovakia?
  12. The Iranian Revolution overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty in which year?
  13. In which Welsh town was there civil unrest in 1831 that marked the first time a red flag was used as a symbol of working class rebellion in the UK?
  14. Which boy-king met Wat Tyler and the rebels during the Peasants' Revolt?
  15. The term 'tricoteuse' is given to one of a number of women who sat and did what while attending public executions during the French Revolution?
  16. Where in 1791 did a revolt begin that was led by former slave Toussaint Louverture, who was also the first black general of the French Army?
  17. What term is used for the series of uprisings and anti-government protests that spread across much of the Arab world beginning in 2012?
  18. What name is given to the English textile workers who protested against labour-replacing machinery during the Industrial Revolution?


  1. Spartacus
  2. The October Revolution
  3. Fulgencio Batista
  4. Treaty of Paris
  5. The Ottoman Empire
  6. Ukraine
  7. Boxer Rebellion
  8. The Glorious Revolution
  9. Pancho Villa
  10. Muammar Gaddafi
  11. The Velvet Revolution
  12. 1979
  13. Merthyr Tydfil
  14. Richard II (1381)
  15. They knitted
  16. Haiti
  17. The Arab Spring
  18. The Luddites