Pauls History Quiz 7

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1. Known as 'The Three Hundred and Thirty-five Year War', which country was officially at war with the Isles of Scilly (located off the southwest coast of England) between 1651 and 1986? a. France  b. The Netherlands  c. The Vatican State  d. Spain

2. Joshua Slocum was the first man to accomplish what between the years 1895 and 1898?

3. In which river did the RMS Empress of Ireland sink with a loss of 1,012 souls?

4. A Churchillian expression and the name of an American jazz-rock band that played at the legendary Woodstock Festival. Four words.

5. Which four US Presidents or former Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize? One point for each correct answer.

6. Which 1873 repeater is known as 'The Gun that Won the West'?

7. What was the name of the chess playing computer that defeated World Champion Gary Kasparov in 1997?

8. Gavrilo Princip assassinated which man?

9. The unsuccessful US invasion of Cuba in April 1961 is known as what?

10. Which superlative does one associate with the Anglo-Zanzibar War?

11. With the exception of a few years in World War II, Indonesia was from the 17th century until 1945 a colony of which European country?


1. Answer b. The Netherlands

2. Sail solo around the world.

3. The St Lawrence River (29 May, 1914)

4. Blood, Sweat and Tears

5. Four answers. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama.

6. Winchester rifle

7. Deep Blue

8. The Archduke Franz Ferdinand

9. The Bay of Pigs

10. The shortest war in history. (38 min)

11. The Netherlands

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