In December 1989 the Brandenburg Gate reopened, uniting two halves of which city?
Berlin Click to see the answer
What was the name of the policy to try to contain WW2 by agreeing to some of Hitler's demands?
The Battle of Kursk was part of which larger conflict?
World War 2
What was the occupation of Spartacus in ancient Rome?
What was the name of the investment plan to help Europe recover from WW2?
What was the codename given to the project to develop the atomic bomb?
The Dalai Lama fled from Tibet to which nearby country in 1959?
India Click to see the answer
The Princes in the Tower were supposedly murdered in which London building?
Tower of London
What was Hillary Clinton's profession before going into politics?
What was the surname of sufragette campaigners Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia?
1980 saw shipyard workers in Gdansk in which country go on strike?
Which Duke beat Napoleon at Waterloo?
The Battle of Midway was a sea battle during which war?
World War 2
In 1958, Fidel Castro overthrew President Batista in which country?
Sirimavo Bandaranaike of which country became the world's first female Prime Minister?
Victorian killer Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of which city?
London Click to see the answer
The Great Wall of China was built to keep which people from invading?
Who was the last Tsar of Russia?
In which decade did John Glenn become the first American in space?
Josephine, vicomtesse de Beauharnais, married which famous leader?
Maximilien Robespierre led which country at the end of the 18th century?
Which European island was awarded the George Cross for bravery in 1942?
Sunni and Shia are the two major branches in which world religion?
How many writing Bronte sisters were there?
Ariel Sharon was a former politician from which country?
Which explorer had ships called Pinta, Santa Maria and Niña?
Who was the last of the British Stuart monarchs?
What was the name for military leaders of Japan between the 12th and 19th centuries?
Shogun Click to see the answer
The Tamil Tigers were an extremist group from which country?
Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union in which decade?
Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs escaped from prison and fled to which country?
What name did Joseph Ratzinger take when he was elected Pope in 2005?
In which decade was the Yom Kippur war between Israel, Syria and Egypt?
Which US President admitted an inappropriate relationship with an intern called Monica?
Who became monarch of Germany in 1888 and led the country into WW1?
In which year did the Falklands War take place?
Inigo Jones was a pioneer in which field in the 17th century?
Which country experienced the 1896 Klondike gold rush?
Which animal is thought to have brought the Bubonic Plague to Europe?
The phrase 'let them eat cake' was attributed to which historical figure?
Corazon Aquino was sworn in as President of which country in 1986?
What was the first name of 20th century code breaker Mr Turing?
What was the name of the bonnie Prince who led the Jacobite rebellion in the 18th century?
Charlie Click to see the answer
The Shang and Qing dynasties ruled which country in ancient times?
The Mali Empire was a Middle Ages civilisation from which part of the world?
In 1948, the Soviets blocked off rail and road traffic to which city?
Which US President said 'Ich bin ein Berliner' in 1963?
The Balkans war in the former Yugoslavia happened in which decade?
The euro became the new currency of 12 countries on the 1st January in which year?
On which island was Napoleon Bonaparte born?
What was the name of the sheep which was the first mammal to be cloned in 1997?
Where did Ferdinand de Lesseps oversee the building of a canal?
In which decade did the break-up of Yugoslavia cause war in the Balkans?
Medieval Dutch figure Erasmus was famous in which field?
The 'Tet Offenseive' was an important turning point in which 20th century conflict?
Alan Shepard became the first person to play golf where in 1971?
Aviation engineer Barnes Wallis was best known for inventing which type of bomb?
What was the code name for the Allied action in Iraq in 1991?
In January of which year was JFK sworn in as US President?
What was the name of the West African state set up by freed American slaves?
Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde was born in which city?
The Battle of the Somme was part of which larger conflict?
World War 1
Nelson Mandela was held in Robben Island prison, off the coast of which city?
The French Revolution started with the storming of the Bastille in which city?
The fall of which civilisation marked the start of the Dark Ages in Europe?
The ancient trade route between Europe and China was known as what kind of road?
Isabel Peron was sworn in as President of which country in 1974?
What was the name of the space station launched by the Soviet Union in 1986?
Mary Seacole was a pioneer in which field?
What was the first name of 20th century British Prime Minister Chamberlain?
Leon Trotsky was a revolutionary from which country?
WH Auden was famous in the 20th century in which field?
The Cold War started in the period after which conflict?
World War 2
In which month of 1939 did Germany invade Poland and spark off World War 2?
People of which religion were driven out of Spain in the 15th century Reconquista?
In which month of 1961 did construction start on the Berlin Wall?
What was the name of Nelson Mandela's first wife?
The Stasi were the state secret police in which country?
What was the first name of 20th century Italian leader Mussolini?
Viktor Yushchenko led the 'Orange Revolution' to become leader of which country in 2004?
Interpol was founded in 1923 in which city?
Vienna Click to see the answer
Who fought the 100 years war?
England and France
Who was US President during the First World War?
Israel, France and which other country led a military attack on Egypt during the Suez Crisis?
In which country was the longbow invented?
Shaka was a 19th century leader of which famous African tribe?
Who was the first wife of King Henry VIII?
Catherine of Aragon Click to see the answer
In the past, what was a 'jakes'?
In Roman Numerals what does LXX stand for?
The territory of the ancient kingdom of Mesopotamia is located in which modern day country?
Who led the 1745 Jacobite rebellion?
Bonnie Prince Charlie
The Khmer Rouge were the communist forces of which Asian country?
In which country did bridge originate?
In what year did the Rainbow Warrior sink?
Which country adopted the Weimar Constitution in 1919?
In which century was the Great Depression?
20th Click to see the answer
In which country were antibiotics first used?
In Tudor times, what was a farthingale?
Who was known as The Lady with the Lamp?
In which country did the rumba originate?
In what year was the laser printer invented?
In which century was the Wall Street Crash?
In olden times, what did a 'colporteur' sell?
In which country was Leon Trotsky murdered?
In what year was UNESCO founded?
Former UN Secretary General Javoer Perez de Cuellar was from which South American country?
In Victorian Britain, what was a Jacquard?
In February 1990, 160 million bottles of what were withdrawn from sale?
Water Click to see the answer
In which decade was Dolly the Sheep cloned?
Explorer Francisco Pizarro defeated the Inca Empire and founded which modern day city?
In which century was the Magna Carta signed?
Alexander the Great of which country conquered Egypt in 332 BC?
In what year did the Tudor Age begin?
For how many years was Leonid Brezhnev leader of the Soviet Union?
In the past, who or what was an 'anchoress'?
In what century were post boxes invented?
Marco Polo was a citizen of which city?
How many km long was the Berlin Wall?
In Stalin's USSR, what was as 'kolkhoz'?
In which century did the Titanic sink?
Blogs were originally called what?
In the past, who or what were Tommy's?
Soldiers in World War I
Paul Revere was famous for warning the residents of which US city that the British were coming?
Boston Click to see the answer
In what year was Facebook founded?
Dionysus was the Greek god of which drink?
In what year did Germany occupy Austria?
Alexander the Great was an ancient ruler of which country?
Who was the first President of the USA?
Hillary Clinton was which secretary of state?
Muhammad Ali refused to fight in which war?
In Ancient Egypt, what was papyrus used for?
In which country was Mother Teresa born?
In what year did Queen Victoria die?
In which century was World War II?
Anne Frank was given her diary for which birthday?
In which country did Mao Zedong rule?
How many paces were there in a Roman league?
In which decade did Joseph Stalin die?
In what year was tea first grown in Ceylon?
Tenochtitlán was the capital of which ancient civilisation?
How many people are there in a US Grand Jury?
In what year was Rajiv Gandhi assassinated?
In Ancient Greece, what was a hoplite?
Germany signed the WW2 Pact of Steel with which other European nation?
How old was the Biblical figure Methuselah?
In which century was the Gunpowder Plot?
In Medieval times, what was a 'fletcher'?
Which city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire?
Which city gives its name to the Convention setting out the accepted rules of warfare, written in 1864?
In which century was the battle of Minden?
Owain Glyndwr proclaimed himself Prince of which country in 1400 AD?
In what year was the revolver invented?
In what year did Henry VIII die?
In which continent did World War II start?
Who was the Greek god of the underworld?
In Tudor times, what was a 'pair of bodies'?
King Henry VIII trained for which profession?
In what year was the Ku Klux Klan formed?
How many ponies did the Pony Express use weekly?
None Click to see the answer
In what year was US President Millard Fillmore born?
How many ancient wonders of the world were there?
In which country was Bonnie Prince Charlie born?
Of which ancient people was Attila the leader?
In his lifetime, Louis XVI of France had two what?
In which European country have the most major land battles been fought?
Belgium Click to see the answer
In which century was the Norman Conquest of England?
In Tudor times, Venetians were another name for which item of clothing?
In China, what color does a bride traditionally wear?
In what year did the Mayan Long-count calendar end?
In what year was US President Abraham Lincoln born?
In what year was St Paul's Cathedral completed?
In which century did Henry V fight at Agincourt?
On what type of paper did the Egyptians write?
In which century was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
15th Click to see the answer
In which century did the Boston Tea Party occur?
In which century did Nelson triumph at Trafalgar?
In what year did Russian troops occupy Afghanistan?
Ötzi was a man from which age discovered in 1991?
In which harbor did the Mary Rose sink in 1545?
In ancient times, which country was known as Gaul?
In what year was US President Zachary Taylor born?
In which century did the Great Fire of London occur?
Napoleon Bonaparte was emperor of which country?
In which country were the 'Carlist Wars' fought?
In which country was the Boxer Rising of 1900?
Who first claimed Australia for Britain in 1770?
Captain James Cook Click to see the answer
In which of these wars did the most people die?
World War II
Iceland and the UK were caught up in which war?
In what year was the infamous 'Black Sox' scandal?
In what year did King Richard the Lionheart die?
In which century was the US War of Independence?
In which country were modern banknotes first used?
Why did Roger Bannister hit the headlines in 1954?
Ran a sub 4 minute mile
In what year was US President Woodrow Wilson born?
In England, what did you buy or get at a mop fair?
In what year were the Salem witchcraft trials?
In which decade did the Live Aid concert take place?
On which island was Captain Cook killed in 1779?
From Anglo-Saxon times, who or what is Beowulf?
Of these, who won the 1989 XXIII Super Bowl?
San Francisco 49ers
In what year was Microsoft Office first released?
In which modern day country is the city of Troy?
In which country was Greenpeace founded in 1971?
In what year was South Sudan created as a country?
Who was the United States' very first president?
In what year was US President Harry S. Truman born?
How long did the General Strike in the 1920s last?
In what year was US President George Washington born?
How many baths did Louis XIV take in his lifetime?
Of which country was Greenland a colony until 1981?