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Questions I

  1. Which Portuguese-born navigator was the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean?
  2. Which historical figure is widely regarded as the greatest of all the Anglo-Saxon scholars?

  3. What disease killed thousands of people in Glasgow in 1832?
  4. Which killer was also known as 'The Whitechapel Murderer'?
  5. In which year was the Wall Street Crash?
  6. The Battle of Balaclava is a famous battle in which war?
  7. In which French city was Joan of Arc put to death?
  8. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?
  9. In which century was The Black Death?
  10. Which American outlaw was the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang?


  1. Ferdinand Magellan
  2. The Venerable Bede
  3. Cholera
  4. Jack the Ripper
  5. 1929
  6. The Crimean
  7. Rouen
  8. Queen Victoria
  9. Fourteenth
  10. Jesse James

Questions II

  1. In which military campaign did Lewis Halliday and Basil Guy win Victoria Crosses in 1900?
  2. Who led a band of abolitionists that seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859?

  3. Name the second wife of Henry VIII?
  4. In which century did Italian friar Thomas Aquinas live?
  5. Which English philosopher, regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers, was known as the Father of Classical Liberalism?
  6. In which decade did compulsory driving testing begin?
  7. Which German city endured the worst bombing of World War Two in February 1945?
  8. Robert Curthose was the son of which king?
  9. Who was king before Queen Victoria?
  10. Which Empire declared war on Russia in October 1853, suffering a defeat that gave Russia control of the Black Sea?
  11. Which Roman road stretched 220 miles from Exeter to Lincoln?
  12. Which king met with the rebels of the Peasant's Revolt at Smithfield in 1381?
  13. What was discovered in 1799 by Pierre-Fran├žois Bouchard, a Napoleonic soldier?
  14. Which castle in Gloucestershire is believed to be the scene of the murder of King Edward II in 1327?
  15. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?


  1. The Boxer Rebellion
  2. John Brown
  3. Anne Boleyn
  4. Thirteenth
  5. John Locke
  6. 1930s (1935)
  7. Dresden
  8. William the Conqueror
  9. William IV
  10. The Ottoman Empire
  11. Fosse Way
  12. Richard II
  13. The Rosetta Stone
  14. Berkeley castle
  15. Queen Victoria

See Also

> Kings and Queens Quiz
> World War Two Quiz

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