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History Quiz #673

Ancient and Modern History Quiz for 6 December 2021

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1

A hunter claimed to have seen what bird in 1688, thought to be the last recorded sighting?

A
Gryphon
B
Roc
C
Phoenix
D
Dodo
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2

Where did the 1819 event known as Peterloo take place?

A
Brussels, Belgium
B
Manchester, England, UK
C
St Petersburg, Russia
D
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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3

Who was on the English throne at the time of the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the House of Lords?

A
James I
B
William I
C
King Canute
D
Harold I
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4

When was Berlin's Tegel Airport first given its time-saving hexagonal terminal complex, and substantially increased in capacity, function, international use and runway length?

A
1948
B
1974
C
1919
D
1925
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5

Claimed by Spain in 1606, notionally Dutch in 1660, halved between the Dutch and Great Britain in 1824 (who divided their part with Germany in 1884), the Dutch half taken by Indonesia in 1962, following which that half has been in almost continuous upheaval, what name did Indonesia give their part in 1973?

A
Sorong
B
Papua
C
Tidore
D
Irian Jaya
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6

Roughly when was the Hampton Court Maze created?

A
2000
B
1800
C
1900
D
1700
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7

In 1577, Francis Drake embarked on a voyage around the world with 5 ships. After 3 years, which was the only one to return to England?

A
The Endeavour
B
Santa Maria
C
The Golden Hind
D
The Discovery
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