A tough little history lesson for some today. How well do you know the facts around some of the momentous events of the past?

QUESTIONS

1. Gavrilo Princip fired the ‘shot that started World War One’ when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in which European city?

2. Which architect helped rebuild London after the Great Fire of London in 1666?

3. The battle of Chalons in 451 AD in Northern France, saw the Huns battle which army?

4. What was the original name of Constantinople, which we now know as Istanbul?

5. The famous explorer, Vasco de Gama was born in which country?

6. The Windscale nuclear accident in Cumbria occurred in which decade?

7. Sticking with nuclear disasters, in which year did Chernobyl nuclear reactor catch fire?

8. What metallic nickname was given to Otto von Bismarck of Germany for his determination in unifying the country into a single nation in the 19th Century?

9. Which Scandinavian hero is at the centre of the earliest European vernacular epic poem that dates back to early 8th Century?

10. What would have been placed in a prehistoric ‘cist’?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Gavrilo Princip fired the ‘shot that started World War One’ when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in which European city?
SARAJEVO

2. Which architect helped rebuild London after the Great Fire of London in 1666?
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN

3. The battle of Chalons in 451 AD in Northern France, saw the Huns battle which army?
ROMAN ARMY

4. What was the original name of Constantinople, which we now know as Istanbul?
BYZANTIUM

5. The famous explorer, Vasco de Gama was born in which country?
PORTUGAL

6. The Windscale nuclear accident in Cumbria occurred in which decade?
FIFTIES (1957)

7. Sticking with nuclear disasters, in which year did Chernobyl nuclear reactor catch fire?
1986

8. What metallic nickname was given to Otto von Bismarck of Germany for his determination in unifying the country into a single nation in the 19th Century?
THE IRON CHANCELLOR

9. Which Scandinavian hero is at the centre of the earliest European vernacular epic poem that dates back to early 8th Century?
BEOWULF

10. What would have been placed in a prehistoric ‘cist’?
THE DEAD – It is a coffin or burial place