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1
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Which countries form the United Kingdom?

A

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

2
Q

What does the word ‘Empire’ mean?

A

A group of territories under one rule.

3
Q

Name one African tribe/Kingdom from before the Transatlantic Slave Trade

A

Songhay, Benin, Malian, Ashanti

4
Q

Who was the richest man ever to have lived on earth?

A

Mansa Musa (Mali Empire, West Africa, 1300s)

5
Q

Name one example of a good British ships brought back from the Caribbean islands?

A

Sugar, rum, tobacco, coffee.

6
Q

How much room did a slave had on the middle passage in a ‘tight’ pack ship on a journey lasting weeks-months?

A

Approx. 1.5 metres square.

7
Q

When did the Zong Court case take place?

A

1781

8
Q

What shape represents the Transatlantic Slave trade?

A

Triangle

9
Q

Whose motto was, ‘By command of the King and Parliament of England’?

A

The East India Company

10
Q

Who was given the title Empress of India?

A

Queen Victoria

11
Q

What is the name of the diamond that some people want returned to India?

A

Koh-i-Noor

12
Q

Give one cause of the Sepoy Rebellion in 1857

A

Indian troops fighting other Indians for the British, high taxes, high rents, British violence/torture, religious beliefs.

13
Q

What was the Apartheid?

A

A policy of discrimination based on race in South Africa used against black people

14
Q

Which country introduced the concentration camp into warfare during the Boer War?

A

Britain

15
Q

Who ‘discovered’ South Africa for Britain?

A

Cecil Rhodes

16
Q

What was the banned organisation Nelson Mandela belonged to called

A

African National Congress

17
Q

How many colonies did America originally have?

A

13

18
Q

What event happened on 14th July to start the French Revolution?

A

Storming of the Bastille

19
Q

Who was Louis XVI’s wife?

A

Marie Antoinette

20
Q

Who abdicated the throne as a result of the Russian Revolution?

A

Tsar Nicholas II

21
Q

What was Chartism?

A

A working class political movement in Britain.

22
Q

What famous individual became known as a martyr to the suffragette movement?

A

Emily Davison

23
Q

What is a dictatorship?

A

A government led by one leader with no political opposition

24
Q

What was the organisation set up for young males in Germany by the Nazis?

A

The Hitler Youth

25
Q

What did Hitler promise people when he came to power?

A

Work and Bread

26
Q

What was the main tool the Nazis used to gain support during their rise to power?

A

Propaganda

27
Q

What type of lifestyle did the Sioux have?

A

Nomadic

28
Q

Who made a historical mistake about American the ‘Indians’?

A

Christopher Columbus (he thought he was in India).

29
Q

Name one way the Sioux used the buffalo

A

Clothing, Shoes, Tipis, Cooking

30
Q

What did early explorers call the Great Plains of the USA?

A

The Great American Desert