Sunday, March 30, 2008

[history quiz] sunday memorizer

1. In which war did jet aircraft first fight each other?

2. Only one South American country had a Monarchy. Which was it?

3. Parker and Barrow were the surnames of which famous couple?

4. Rorke's Drift was a battle in which war?

5. Sitting Bull belonged to which tribe?

6. The Condor Legion was the name of the German air force flying for Franco's nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War. What was the name of the Irish volunteers on Franco's side?

7. The eruption of Mt Vesuvius that buried Pompeii also buried another town. Which one?

8. What was Operation Sea Lion in the Second World War?

9. Which American City is named after a British Prime Minister?

10. Which civilization built Machu Picchu?

No peeking, now:

The Korean War, Brazil, Bonnie and Clyde, The Zulu War, Sioux, The Blue Shirts, Herculaneum, The invasion of Britain, Pittsburgh, The Incas


Nunyaa said...

Well I was going to answer until I seen the answers at bottom, hide them next time.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

You're not supposed to look, Nunyaa!!! :)

Nunyaa said...

well they right above where you post a comment, can hardly miss them, and I was going to look up the answers.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

4. Oh, dear!

jams o donnell said...

Ach the only one I got wrong is Pittsburgh! I know I'm nit picking but while most of the Irishmen who fought on Franco's side were Bluseshirts they weren't all O'Duffy supporters. About 30 of them were IRA men, others joined to fight for catholicism.

They fought as XV Bandera Irlandesa in the Spanish Foreign Legion. THey didn't really acquit themselves particularly well and they unit was disbanded after a few months

Sean Jeating said...

3. and 4. closed gaps in my knowledge. :)

Ross said...


Incidentally there are other correct answers for question 9, the cities of Wilmington in Delaware and North Carolina are both named after our second PM, the Earl of Wilmington.

jmb said...

Only four, I hope the Bell curve is in my favour!

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Nunyaa, Welshcakes - thanks.

Jams - only you and Sean could have given us that ...:)

Ross - now that's interesting.

JMB - one more than me.