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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.
William Wallace
John III Comyn
Robert the Bruce
William Lamberton

Question 2:


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

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.
Norway and Finland
The United Kingdom and Iceland
The Netherlands and Russia
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?
Marcius Rufus
Orpheus
Spartacus
Maximus

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.
Napoléon Bonaparte
Mirabeau
Maximilien Robespierre
Georges Danton

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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