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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?

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    Albert I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tsar Nicholas II
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leopold II
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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

    Creative Commons
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    Lord Kitchener
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    Incorrect
    Winston Churchill
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    John Bull
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    Incorrect
    Neville Chamberlain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Lord Kitchener

  3. When was the League of Nations formed?

    Punch Magazine/Creative Commons
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    1914
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    Incorrect
    1920
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    1939
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    1945
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    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
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    Repayment
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    Incorrect
    Reparations
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    Rehabilitation
    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”.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Via U. S. Army / Wikimedia Commons
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Via U. S. Army / Wikimedia Commons
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    Incorrect
    Herbert Hoover
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    Herbert Hoover
    Via Wikimedia Commons
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FDR
    Via Elias Goldensky / Wikimedia Commons
    FDR
    Via Elias Goldensky / Wikimedia Commons
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    Incorrect
    JFK
    Via White House Press Office / Wikimedia Commons
    JFK
    Via White House Press Office / Wikimedia Commons
    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
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    Black Monday
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    Incorrect
    Black Tuesday
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    Black Thursday
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    Black Friday
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Black Tuesday

  7. When was Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany?

    German Federal Archives
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    1929
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    Incorrect
    1933
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    Incorrect
    1935
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    1939
    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
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    Ramsay MacDonald
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    Incorrect
    David Lloyd George
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    Winston Churchill
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    Neville Chamberlain
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    Wrong!

    Neville Chamberlain

    He was, err, very wrong.

  9. Which of these countries did Hitler invade first?

    Bundesarchiv Bild
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    Belgium
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    France
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    Czechoslovakia
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    Poland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Czechoslovakia

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

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    Hitler, Stalin, Churchill
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    Stalin, Churchill, FDR
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    Hitler, Chamberlain, FDR
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    Wrong!

    Stalin, Churchill, FDR

    Stalin, Churchill, FDR
    Via Wikimedia Commons
  11. Which city did the Soviet Union blockade in 1948?

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    Berlin
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    Moscow
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    Bonne
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    Paris
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Berlin

    The Berlin airlift followed.

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

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    Austria
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    Bulgaria
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    Hungary
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    Poland
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    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?

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    The commie scare
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    The pinko scare
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    The red scare
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    The socialist scare
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    The red scare

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

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    Greece
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    Cuba
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    Hawaii
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    Incorrect
    Gibraltar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cuba

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

    Wikimedia Commons
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    1985
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    1989
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    1993
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    1995
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    Wrong!

    1989

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

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