Round 1 Questions

  1. In 1854, an armed battle took place between gold miners and government troops at Ballarat in Australia. The miners stockaded themselves into a goldfield which gave its name to this clash. By what name is this skirmish known?
  2.  Which battle was fought on 25 October 1415?
  3. Which battle was fought on 18 June 1815?
  4. Who led his army to defeat the Romans at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC?
  5. What is the name of the stream which gave its name to two battles of the American Civil War, the first in July 1861, the second in August 1862?
  6. Which battle, fought between 1 and 3 July 1863 was said to be the turning point of the American Civil War?
  7. Fought in September 1854, the battle of the Alma River took place during which war?
  8. What was the name of the escarpment in France successfully stormed by the Canadian Corps of the Brutal” army in 1917?
  9.  Which year saw Nelson Mandela released from prison, Ayrton Senna become Formula One world champion, and Iraq invade Kuwait?
  10.  In which year did Rock Hudson Die, Jose Sarney become Brazil’s first civilian president for 21 years and Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Geneva?

Round 1 Answers

  1. Eureka Stockade
  2. Agincourt
  3. Waterloo
  4. Hannibal
  5. Bull
  6. Gettysburg
  7. Crimean War
  8. Vimy Ridge
  9.  In 1990
  10.  In 1985

Round 2 Questions

  1.  ‘Operation Market Garden’ was the code name for which major conflict of World War II?
  2.  Name the victorious commander at the battle of the Nile in 1798.
  3. Who commanded the German forces at the Battle of the Bulge during World War ll?
  4. Name the battle of 1757 in which Robert Clive’s victory over the Nawab of Bengal made possible Britain’s acquisition of Bengal.
  5. Which port in the Italian region of Campania was the scene of heavy fighting following major allied landings in September 1943?
  6. Zachary was the first name of which US president?
  7. Which future US president was played by Henry Grace in the 1962 movie ‘The Longest Day’?
  8. Which US president in his inaugural address said: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”?
  9.    Which 20th-century British soldier was known as ‘The Auk’?
  10.      Which 19th century US president was given the nickname ‘American Caesar’?


Round 2 Answers

  1. Battle of Arnhem
  2. Horatio Nelson
  3. Von Rundstedt
  4. Plassey
  5. Salerno
  6. Taylor
  7. Einshower
  8. J. F. Kenedy
  9.   Auchinleck
  10. Ulysses S Grant

Round 3 Questions

  1.  Who said: “Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history? America is a product of philosophy”?
  2.  What in 1647 did a wealthy Maryland landowner, Margaret Brent, unsuccessfully try to secure in the USA?
  3.  Which sport was dominated by Alice Marble from 1936-1940?
  4. As who is Maria Eva Duarte better known?
  5. Which did Saint claim that the Virgin Mary had imported miraculous powers of healing to spring in Lourdes?
  6. Which writer wrote her ‘Hospital Sketches’ while serving as a nurse during the American Civil War?
  7. In the Bible, who was the Phoenician princess and wife of Ahab?
  8. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
  9.  By what name is Cathrine ll of Russia better known?
  10. In which country was Marie Antoinette born?

Round 3 Answers

  1. Margaret Thatcher
  2. Votes for women
  3. Tennis
  4. Eva Peron
  5. Bernadette
  6. Louisa May Alcott
  7. Jezebel
  8. Marie Curie
  9. The Great
  10. Austria