History: 10 questions

  1. What is the Vasa, and what happened to it in 1628?
  2. Mozambique was once a part of the empire of which European country?
  3. Hamlet is set in Elsinore Castle. In which country is the real Elsinore castle?
  4. In which decade of the 20th century did all of the following happen: the Plaza Accord, the Munich Olympics, and the end of the Apollo space program?
  5. Name either of the empires which fought at the Battle of Talas in 751?
  6. Which English king did Thomas Cromwell serve under?
  7. Which country did Queen Min rule with her husband until her assassination in 1895?
  8. In which European country did Ioannis Metaxas establish an authoritarian regime in 1936?
  9. In which year did the Titanic sink?
  10. Which Carthaginian general destroyed the Roman Army at the Battle of Cannae?

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  1. What is the Vasa, and what happened to it in 1628?
    A: A ship, which sank on launch
  2. Mozambique was once a part of the empire of which European country?
    A: Portugal
  3. Hamlet is set in Elsinore Castle. In which country is the real Elsinore castle?
    A: Denmark
  4. In which decade of the 20th century did all of the following happen: the Plaza Accord, the Munich Olympics, and the end of the Apollo space program?
    A: 1970s
  5. Name either of the empires which fought at the Battle of Talas in 751?
    A: The Abbasid caliphate and the Chinese Tang empire
  6. Which English king did Thomas Cromwell serve under?
    A: Henry VIII
  7. Which country did Queen Min rule with her husband until her assassination in 1895?
    A: Korea
  8. In which European country did Ioannis Metaxas establish an authoritarian regime in 1936?
    A: Greece
  9. In which year did the Titanic sink?
    A: 1912
  10. Which Carthaginian general destroyed the Roman Army at the Battle of Cannae?
    A: Hannibal

 

 

 

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