History Quiz 7
A history quiz with questions to suit all the family. To view the answers just move your mouse over the answer boxes, but no cheating!!
  1. Which famous battle was fought in 1815?
    Battle of Waterloo
  2. What was the surname of both the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the USA?
    Bush
  3. According to legend what game was Sir Francis Drake playing as the Armada approached?
    Bowls
  4. Who was known as The Mad Monk?
    Rasputin
  5. In which was did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?
    Crimean War
  6. On which island did Napoleon die?
    Saint Helena
  7. What were Scots prohibited from wearing from 1745 to 1782?
    Tartan
  8. In which year did Great Britain change to decimal currency?
    1971
  9. Who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?
    Anne Boleyn
  10. Who was the first man to fly the English Channel?
    Louis Bleriot
  11. Who crossed the Alps with elephants in 218 BC?
    Hannibal
  12. Who was the leader of Rhodesia when they declared UDI in 1965?
    Ian Smith
  13. Where did Alexander the Great die?
    Babylon
  14. What operation in World War 2 was codenamed "Dynamo"?
    The Evacuation of Dunkirk
  15. In which century did Baroque architecture begin to appear?
    Sixteenth
  16. Who was the first Prime Minister to br appointed during Queen Victoria's reign?
    Robert Peel
  17. What was the name of the U2 spy pilot shot down over Russia in 1960?
    Francis Gary Powers
  18. In which year was the London Congestion Charge first introduced?
    2003
  19. In which year was the death penalty abolished in the UK?
    1965
  20. Which US President remained a bachelor throughout his life?
    James Buchanan