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Questions for History Quiz


  1. Nazi Germany planned to invade the UK during WWII, what did Hitler name the planned invasion?

  2. During the first times of exploration, the Western Hemisphere, in particular the Americas, were known by what term?

  3. Which US President gave the famous Gettysburg Address Speech?

  4. The War of the Grand Alliance was also known as the (how many) Years' War?

  5. In 1938, what was designed from corrugated steel by William Paterson and Carl Kernson?

  6. What name was given to the South African Wars of 1880-1881 and 1899-1902?

  7. What British tribe did the Iceni belong to?

  8. During which World War did the Battle of the Somme occur?

  9. Which notorious 18th Century British pirate wore a beard and became famous for operating around the West Indies and the east coasts of the American colonies?

  10. Who piloted the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic?

  1. True or False: The Dowding System was a ground controlled interception network that controlled airspace across the United Kingdom?

  2. During which war did Florence Nightingale attend to wounded soldiers?

  3. Which English civil engineer constructed a network of tunnels, bridges and viaducts for the Great Western Railway from 1833?

  4. What were the Enterprise, Yorktown and Hornet?

  5. What was the name of the legendary sword of King Arthur?