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Mixed History and Politics Trivia

written by: Eve
 
How well do you know major historical figures and events?

Question 1:


He was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329 and led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England.
John III Comyn
Robert the Bruce
William Wallace
William Lamberton

Question 2:


Fulgencio Batista was overthrown as President of this country on New Year's Day 1959.
Cuba
Argentina
Mexico
Chile

Question 3:


Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first female head of government when she took oaths as Prime Minister of this country.
Peru
Sri Lanka
India
Guatemala

Question 4:


The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations between these two countries on fishing rights in the North Atlantic.
The Netherlands and Russia
Norway and Finland
The United Kingdom and Iceland
Sweden and Denmark

Question 5:


This politician's policies of glasnost ("openness") and perestroika ("restructuring") contributed to the end of the Cold War.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Lech Wałęsa
Boris Yeltsin
Václav Havel

Question 6:


What Thracian gladiator was one of the leaders of a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic?
Orpheus
Marcius Rufus
Maximus
Spartacus

Question 7:


Sometimes referred to as 'sea-green incorruptible', this French lawyer and politician was one of the most influential figures during the Reign of Terror.
Georges Danton
Napoléon Bonaparte
Maximilien Robespierre
Mirabeau

Question 8:


Which French chicken dish was named after a battle won by Napoleon Bonaparte?
Marengo
Ratatouille
Flamiche
Cassoulet

Question 9:


Which of the following was described by Herbert Hoover as a 'great social and economic experiment'?
None of these
The Manhattan Project
Prohibition
The Treaty of Versailles

Question 10:


In what city was the North Atlantic Treaty, which established the NATO, signed?
London, England
Berlin, Germany
Paris, France
Washington D.C.

 


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