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Mixed History Quiz

written by: Eve
 
Find out how much you know about these important historical events.

Question 1:


Who succeeded Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party?
James Callaghan
Gordon Brown
John Major
Tony Blair

Question 2:


This emperor was expected to marry Bavarian princess Helene but became besotted with her younger sister, Elisabeth ("Sisi") and insisted on marrying her instead.
Ferdinand I
Napoleon
Franz Joseph I
Charles the Great

Question 3:


This battle was a naval engagement between Octavian and the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The Battle of Pydna
The Battle of Ipsus
The Battle of Actium
The Battle of Pharsalus

Question 4:


What was the codename used for President Bill Clinton by the United States Secret Service?
Timberwolf
Lancer
Eagle
Renegade

Question 5:


Taking the Tennis Court Oath was a pivotal event during which revolution?
The French Revolution
The American Revolution
The Glorious Revolution
The October Revolution

Question 6:


The Battle of Crécy, fought on 26 August 1346, ended with an important English victory during this war.
Thirteen Years' War
War of the Roses
War of the Fourth Coalition
Hundred Years' War

Question 7:


Victor Yushenko became President of this country in 2005 following the Orange Revolution.
Moldova
Ukraine
Serbia
Russia

Question 8:


"Carthage must be destroyed" is a Latin oratorical phrase frequently uttered by Roman senator Cato the Elder during these wars.
the Peloponnesian Wars
the Punic Wars
the Roman-Persian Wars
the Jewish Roman War

Question 9:


Which U.S. President ordered operation Rolling Thunder, the first sustained American assault on North Vietnamese territory?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
John Kennedy

Question 10:


What was the name of the ship commanded by James Cook on his first voyage to Australia and New Zealand?
Victory
Beagle
Endeavour
Mermaid

 


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