A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

I never liked history so much at school but there’s always a question in a quiz that makes me think I wish I had paid more attention. How good is your history knowledge?

As always the questions will start off fairly easy, and get a little harder as you progress.

QUESTIONS

1. In what year did the Battle of Hastings take place?

2. The Parish Boy’s Progress is an alternative title for which Charles Dickens book?

3. Nicolae Ceaucsecu headed which country from 1965 until his execution in 1989?

4. What was the name of the ‘ghost ship’ that was found wandering the Atlantic Ocean with no crew aboard in 1872?

5. Who assassinated the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914?

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

7. Before it became Istanbul this city was called Constantinople. Prior to that it was known as what?

8. Napoleon placed an economic blockade titled, ‘The Milan Decree’ to stop trade with which country?

9. In what year did the catastrophic Chernobyl reactor accident take place?

10. With an original length of 132 miles, the first and most famous of the Roman road systems ran between the cities of Rome and ancient Capua. What was it called?

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ANSWERS

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

1. In what year did the Battle of Hastings take place?
1066

2. The Parish Boy’s Progress is an alternative title for which Charles Dickens book?
OLIVER TWIST

3. Nicolae Ceaucsecu headed which country from 1965 until his execution in 1989?
ROMANIA

4. What was the name of the ‘ghost ship’ that was found wandering the Atlantic Ocean with no crew aboard in 1872?
MARIE CELESTE

5. Who assassinated the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914?
GAVRILO PRINCIP

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

7. Before it became Istanbul this city was called Constantinople. Prior to that it was known as what?
BYZANTIUM

8. Napoleon placed an economic blockade titled, ‘The Milan Decree’ to stop trade with which country?
GREAT BRITAIN

9. In what year did the catastrophic Chernobyl reactor accident take place?
1986

10. With an original length of 132 miles, the first and most famous of the Roman road systems ran between the cities of Rome and ancient Capua. What was it called?
VIA APPIA or THE APPIAN WAY