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History Quiz #597

Ancient and Modern History Quiz for 22 June 2020

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1

What are the Roaring Twenties, also known as Années Folles and Golden Twenties?

A
A Canadian national park for moose and deer
B
Strong trade winds
C
Period after the teenage years
D
The 1920s
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2

The House of Lords Act, an Act of the Parliament of the UK, reformed the House of Lords by removing the centuries old right of several hundred people who had inherited their seats to be members of the House of Lords. When did it become effective?

A
11 November 1999
B
11 January 1849
C
29 December 1949
D
3 March 1910
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3

The "Byzantine Empire" is the term used since the 19th century to describe the Roman Empire of the Middle Ages, centred on its capital, where?

A
Paris
B
Rome
C
Constantinople
D
Moscow
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4

In what year was the Married Women’s Property Act passed into British law, that recognised husband and wife as separate legal entities, and gave married women the legal right to sue and be sued, be liable for their own debts, hold stock in their own names and to own, buy and sell separate property?

A
1882
B
1950
C
1776
D
1801
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5

Trop v. Dulles (1958) was a landmark case in which the US Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the government to do what to US citizens as punishment?

A
Hang them
B
Torture them
C
Revoke their citizenship
D
Beat them with canes
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6

Which of these historical figures is most associated with the year 1793?

A
Robert the Bruce
B
Elizabeth I
C
Marie Antoinette
D
Charles I
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7

When did Panama assume control of the Canal through its territory, begun in 1881 and opened to shipping in 1914?

A
11 November 1918
B
1 October 1979
C
31 December 1999
D
31 December 1920
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