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Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Would You Pass GCSE History Now?

Well well well, if it isn't the League of Nations again.

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  1. Whose assassination in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of World War One?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  2. Who is the man featured on this iconic poster?

    Creative Commons
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Lord Kitchener

  3. When was the League of Nations formed?

    Punch Magazine/Creative Commons
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    1920

    The organisation was formed on 10 January 1920 after the Paris Peace Conference that followed the end of WW1.

  4. What was the name of the money Germany had to pay after WW1?

    Reichsbank / Creative Commons
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Reparations

    Germany paid back the final reparations loan in 2010.

  5. Which US president said that after he was elected there would be “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage”.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Herbert Hoover

    Unfortunately the Great Depression began the year after he was elected.

  6. What financially damaging day did the 1929 stock market crash happen on?

    Social Security Administration
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Black Tuesday

  7. When was Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany?

    German Federal Archives
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    1933

  8. Which British prime minister declared he had secured "peace for our time" after a meeting in Munich in 1938?

    German Federal Archive
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Neville Chamberlain

    He was, err, very wrong.

  9. Which of these countries did Hitler invade first?

    Bundesarchiv Bild
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Czechoslovakia

  10. Who was present at the Yalta conference in 1945?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Stalin, Churchill, FDR

    Via Wikimedia Commons
  11. Which city did the Soviet Union blockade in 1948?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Berlin

    The Berlin airlift followed.

    Via United States Air Force Historical Research Agency
  12. Which of these countries was NOT involved in the 1955 Warsaw pact?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Austria

    The pact was signed by Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.

  13. What was Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt better known as?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The red scare

  14. What country did the Bay of Pigs invasion take place in?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Cuba

  15. When did the Berlin Wall fall, paving the way for German reunification?

    Wikimedia Commons
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    1989

    The wall was fully dismantled by 1991 (apart from the pieces kept for historical reasons).

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