Pauls History Quiz 6

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1. Nicknamed 'Connie', what was the most popular commercial airliner in the 1950s?

2. The Dickin Medal, bearing the words 'We also serve' and 'For Gallantry', is awarded to which members of the armed forces in the UK?

3. Which part of India was occupied by the Japanese in WW II?

4. Which country sent its navy around the world to fight the Japanese in 1904?

5. The 'Tonton Macoute' were the dreaded paramilitary police in which country?

6. Between the years 1992 and 2010, in which country were most journalists killed?

7. The majority of immigrants to the USA between 1820 and 1900 came from which two countries?

8. Which maritime explorer gave the Pacific ocean its name?

9. Which two British aviators were the first to be able to say 'yesterday I was in the Americas, today I'm in Europe'?

10. Which country's flag, the oldest existing flag in the world, apparently fell out of the heavens during a battle on 15th June, 1219?

11. Which three letters replaced CQD? 
    a. SOS, 
    b. KGB, 
    c. TNT, 
    d. FYI

12. Majestic tea clippers brought tea 'all the way from China'. The first to arrive at the London docks commanded the best prices. One such race in 1866 between clippers with memorable names like Taeping, Ariel, Fiery Cross, Thermopylae, Sir Lancelot and Cutty Sark attracted considerable public attention. All these ships left Foochow at the end of May for the 16,000 mile journey to London. The Taeping was the first to arrive. How many days did it take ? 
    a. 39 days, 
    b. 99 days, 
    c. 199 days, 
    d. 299 days

13. What name was given to the first body of fleet footed professional constables formed in England in the 1750's?

ANSWERS

1. The Lockheed 'Constellation' or 'Super Constellation'

2. Animals

3. The Andaman Islands

4. Russia

5. Haiti

6. Iraq (source: CPJ 'Committee to Protect Journalists)

7. Ireland and Germany

8. Ferdinand Magellan (el mar Pacifico)

9. Alcock and Brown

10. Denmark (The Dannebrog)

11. a. SOS

12. b: 99 days

13. Bow Street Runners (slang name 'red breasts')

 

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