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Quiz round 6: History

  1. Bull Run, Lexington and Gettysburg were all battles in which war?

  2. Which military service wing of the French Army was formed in 1831 to allow non-French soldiers to fight in the French armed forces?

  3. Gavrilo Princip is commonly blamed for starting which historical event?

  4. Who was Minister of Propaganda in Germany between 1933 and 1945?

  5. Which of the following supermarket companies is the oldest? Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Lidl, Aldi

  6. In which century did the French reconquer Calais from the English?

  7. Who was the last Pope to be born in Italy?

  8. Constantine XI Palaiologos was the last emperor of which empire?

  9. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar is better known as…

  10. Two Kings of England were known as 'the Great'. Name both.



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Oct. 26th, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
1. U.S. Civil War (more properly the War Between the States)
2. French Foreign Legion
3. World War I
4. Goebbels
5. (guess) Sainsbury's
7. John Paul I
8. Byzantine
Oct. 27th, 2015 06:10 am (UTC)
1. American Civil
2. Foreign Legion
3. The Horus Heresy
4. Tesco
5. 18th
8. Roman
10. Richard + ??
Oct. 27th, 2015 09:38 am (UTC)
Just time for a quick history round. I'll go back to the rounds I've missed later

1. American civil war
2. French foreign legion
3. WW1
4. Goebbels
5. I think Sainsbury's is Victorian, and the others don't sound Victorian, so I'll go with that, but could well be wrong
6. 16th (1558)
7. John Paul I
8. Byzantine
9. El Cid
10. Alfred and Cnut
Oct. 27th, 2015 10:53 am (UTC)
1. American Civil War
2. Legion Etrangeres / French Foreign Legion
3. WWI
4. Goebbels?
5. Tesco?
6. 16th?
8. Ottoman?
10. Alfred, ?
Oct. 27th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
1. American Civil War
2. French Foreign Legion
3. I'm guessing World War I, because I don't actually know the name of the guy who shot the archduke
4. hmm, which of them was Propaganda? Goering?
5. Guessing Sainsbury's because it's an old-style company name which is just the owner's surname
6. No idea. Wild guess: 18th
7. I don't know the Popes before JPII at all. Wild guess: John Paul I
8. Ottoman?
9. Pope Francis?
10: Alfred, can't think of the other one
Oct. 27th, 2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
American Civil War
The French Foreign Legion
World War I
John Paul I
El Cid
Alfred, pass
Oct. 28th, 2015 01:20 pm (UTC)
1. American Civil War
2. French Foreign Legion
3. First World War
4. Begins with G and I've gone blank...
5. No idea - guess Sainsburys
6. No idea
7. No idea
8. No idea
9. No idea
10. Alfred and no idea.

Dropped history at school, and what I did before I dropped it was Scottish history!
Oct. 31st, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
The answers:

1. The American Civil War
2. The French Foreign Legion
3. The First World War
4. Joseph Goebbels
5. Sainsbury's (dating back to 1869)
6. 16th (1558)
7. John Paul I
8. Byzantine / Eastern Roman or even (arguably) just Roman
9. El Cid
10. Alfred and Cnut
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
1. The American Civil War
2. The Foreign Legion
3. dunno
4. dunno
5. Guessing at Sainsbury's
6. 16th (thanks to 1066 and picture of Calais engraved on her heart :-) )
7. dunno
8. ...I have a feeling I ought to know this?
9. dunno
10. Alfred of course, and someone else pre-regnal-numbers. Hmm, I think Cnut?
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