Test your grasp of current affairs and general knowledge with our quiz History and politics
What were Laurasia, Pangaea and Gondwana? 2 Who became, in the Labour government of 1929-31, the first female cabinet minister? 3 Which American homeopath lived at Hilldrop Crescent in London, until 1910? 4 Some 70,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed in the Third Battle of Ypres, between 31 July and 6 November 1917. How is the battle better known? 5 Of which country was Simón Bolívar (pictured) president? 6 Who was born in 1511, the first living son of Henry VIII? 7 What three words, associated with Jim Callaghan (though he didn’t say them), helped bring down the Labour government in 1979? 8 Which French leader established the Fifth Republic? 9 Who, in 1901, wrote a political itical pamphlet entitled “What is to be Done?” 10 Which country (then a British crown colony) was awarded the George Cross for gallantry in 1942? The Cross has only been awarded on a collective basis twice. To what body was it given the second time, in 1999? 9? 11 The Magi (pictured) who visited Christ after his birth aren’t named in the Bible. What are they commonly called in the Western Christian tradition?
With what three letters are otolaryngologists commonly associated? 8 The word “atom” is from the Greek atomos. What does it mean? 9 What is the word for the boundary between two air masses? 10 Daisy, Debbie, Dianna and Denise were all what to Dolly? 11 Which Greco-roman astronomer, geographer, poet and mathematician was responsible for the Almagest? 12 What was the name of the Earth’s first artificial satellite? 13 What dangles 67 metres from the top of the Panthéon building in Paris?
Name the famous writers pictured above