Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Buzzer Quiz Questions - History


Next up.....The History set!
 
1.       This individual died in August 1972, 5 years after he was knighted by the Queen at Greenwich. During World War II he served in the RAF as an instructor and between the wars had moved to New Zealand where he became a successful estate agent. The achievement for which he was knighted took him 9 months and one day and he shares a surname with a town in West Sussex. Name this individual who circumnavigated the globe in the Gypsy Moth?

Sir Francis Chichester

 

2.       If black represents the dark past, and red represents blood shed in times of war, what does the colour Green represent on the flag of Afghanistan and several other middle eastern nations?

Islam (Prompt or Accept Religion)

 

3.       In March 2002, following  a turbulent Presidential election, which country was suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and electoral fraud?

Zimbabwe

 

4.       In what decade of the 19th Century was the Royal Albert Hall officially opened?

1870s

 

5.       This organisation has its Headquarters in Washington DC and currently has 189 countries as members. It was formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference based on the ideas of Harry White and John Maynard Keynes and began its formal operations the year after with the goal of reconstructing the international payments system. Name this organisation of which Christine Lagarde is current managing director?

 

International Monetary Fund (Accept IMF)

6.       This Roman Emperor was the first to have  both a father and a grandfather as the two preceding emperors.  He co-ruled  as Roman Emperor with his father from 177 to 180 AD, before taking the reins and was assassinated in 192 AD.  Name this individual who was the son of Marcus Aurelius and depicted in the 2000 movie Gladiator by Joaquin Phoenix?

Commodus

 

 

7.        Which individual founded the Wall Street Journal and along with Edward Jones created a stock market index that was first calculated in 1896?

Charles Dow

 

8.       With a name translating in the local language  as “Warrior King”, this African nation was the home of the 18th Century “Ashanti Empire”. In 1957 this nation was the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonisation. In the same year, the country adopted its current name and flag, which at its centre contains a Black star representing African emancipation. Name this country with its capital city at Accra?

 

Ghana

 

9.       Taking place between 1932 and 1935, the Chaco War was fought between Paraguay and which other South American nation?

 

Bolivia

 

10.   Signed in 1916 and named after an island in the Ionian sea, what name is given to the treaty that made possible the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia?

 

Corfu Declaration

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