The History Room Quiz: January 2020

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The History Room Quiz: January 2020

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    100 years ago last month, she was the first woman to take her seat in the British House of Commons.  Who was she?
    • A. 

      Lucy Middleton

    • B. 

      Emmeline Pankhurst

    • C. 

      Nancy Astor

  • 2. 
    What quality is known as “the politeness of kings”?
    • A. 

      Generosity

    • B. 

      Punctuality

    • C. 

      Courtesy

  • 3. 
    And which activity is known as “the sport of kings”?
    • A. 

      Horse racing

    • B. 

      Yachting

    • C. 

      8-ball pool

  • 4. 
    What is the highest civilian award in the United States?
    • A. 

      The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    • B. 

      The Medal of Honor

    • C. 

      The Presidential Citizens Medal

  • 5. 
    What is the more common name for this British medal?
    • A. 

      The India Star

    • B. 

      The Mons Star

    • C. 

      The Victory Star

  • 6. 
    Who was US president 100 years ago this month?
    • A. 

      William Howard Taft

    • B. 

      Warren G Harding

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 7. 
    How many universities are members of the famous ‘Ivy League’?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Eight

  • 8. 
    And which is the oldest continuously operational university in the world, founded in 859 AD?
    • A. 

      Harvard University (Massachusetts, USA)

    • B. 

      The University of Rome (Italy)

    • C. 

      The University of Karueein (Fez, Morocco)

  • 9. 
    Which popular Christmas song was originally intended for Thanksgiving?
    • A. 

      Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    • B. 

      Jingle Bells

    • C. 

      Let It Snow

  • 10. 
    Since 1947, what has become the most popular Christmas dinner in Japan?
    • A. 

      Fried fish, rice and cabbage

    • B. 

      Prawn dumplings with saki

    • C. 

      A meal at the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken diner

  • 11. 
    The Empire of Japan invaded which region in 1931?
    • A. 

      Manchuria

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      The Phillipines

  • 12. 
    What emerged from meetings between the government of Italy and the Vatican in 1929?
    • A. 

      A public holiday

    • B. 

      The Lateran Pacts

    • C. 

      The 'Roman Question'

  • 13. 
    King Leopold III became king of which country in 1934?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

  • 14. 
    Which great Impressionist painter died 100 years ago last month?
    • A. 

      Salvador Dali

    • B. 

      Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    • C. 

      Pablo Picasso

  • 15. 
    In 1929, Stalin launched his 'war' on the…
    • A. 

      Miners

    • B. 

      Middle classes

    • C. 

      Kulaks