History II





Quiz Questions

  1. Which country sent an Armada of ships to invade England in 1588?
  2. Which famous battle took place in 1066?
  3. Which war lasted from 1939 to 1945?
  4. Which American politician and soldier became the first President of the United States in 1789?
  5. Which British RAF fighter aircraft starting with the letter 's' fought during World War II?
  6. Who became Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814 and fought the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo?
  7. Which stone found in 1799 proved to be the key to decipher ancient Egyptian writings called hieroglyphs?
  8. Which queen ruled Egypt when with Julius Caesar visited the country?
  9. Fidel Castro was a revolutionary who became Prime Minister of which country?
  10. Which British sea captain was the first European to visit the eastern coast of Australia and sail around New Zealand?
  11. Which country did Great Britain fight over the Falkland Islands in 1982?
  12. What was the Mayflower?




Answers:

  1. Spain
  2. Battle of Hastings
  3. World War II
  4. President George Washington
  5. Spitfire
  6. Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. The Rosetta Stone
  8. Cleopatra
  9. Cuba
  10. Captain James Cook
  11. Argentina
  12. A ship - the ship that brought the first English settlers (today known as the Pilgrims) from Plymouth, England to America