Thursday, 14 May 2015

10 on History

Today I have 10 WQC style questions on History.

Sometime current affairs fall into this category, but I haven't used them here. I did look through Wiki quickly, but most of the topics I would use elsewhere. (eg Nobel Prize winners)

Anyway 10 History questions ..........

1.The Empire of Brazil ran through much of the 19th century, between 1822 and 1889. In that time it had only two Emperors, with the second ruling for 58 years. What (regnal) name was shared by both emperors?       


2.The Compton's Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 . This incident was one of the first recorded transgender riots in United States history, preceding the more famous 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City by three years. Located in the Tenderloin district, in which US city did this riot occur?    
San Francisco

3.Largely responsible for 'The Book of Common Prayer', which 16th century Archbishop of Canterbury was responsible for annulling King Henry VIII's marriages to Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, as well as divorcing him from Anne of Cleves?     
Thomas Cranmer

4.He has an island in the Mozambique Channel named after him and  is credited as the discoverer of Ascension and Saint Helena islands. What is the name of this 15th/16th century Portuguese explorer, who was appointed mayor of Lisbon in 1496 and, in 1501, departed as the commander of the third Portuguese Armada to India?            
Joao da Nova

5.(Pictured) Which Egyptian goddess of love, music, joy and dancing was identified by the Greeks with Aphrodite and by the Romans with Venus?            

6. He sent  Joan of Arc to the Siege of Orleans towards the end of the Hundred Years War as part of a relief mission. However, due to her spiritual guidance (and other charismatic military leaders),French troops gained several important victories that paved the way for his coronation at Reims Cathedral in 1429.What was the name of this French king, who was also the husband of Marie of Anjou?     
Charles VII

7.Sharing the name of the 8th satellite of Jupiter that was discovered in 1908,which Greek mythological character was the daughter of Helios, wife of Minos and mother to the Minotaur?         

8.His country's longest serving Prime Minister, which Australian statesman was responsible for sending Australian troops to the Korean War in 1950?        
Robert Menzies

9.Which 18th century, Scottish explorer, is best remembered for being the first European to discover the River Niger, doing so just 3 weeks after escaping from Moorish captivity? 
Mungo Park

10.Although convicted for the assassination of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, which US President was believed to have been intended target of Giuseppe Zangara?    
Franklin D Roosevelt