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European History - A Miscellany: 2
"Another ten questions on Europe, mainly in 19th century and mainly on Continental Europe. Players are likely to find some of the questions unusual (and not very easy), so please treat this as a learning experience."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Despite being decisively defeated in the Napoleonic Wars, France emerged from the Congress of Vienna (1815) slightly bigger than it had been on the eve of the French Revolution.
Long after England had ceased to have any territory in France, the titles of the monarchs of England (and later Great Britain) included that of "King [or Queen] of France". When was this dropped?
1815 (Congress of Vienna)
1802 (Peace of Amiens)
1904 (Entente Cordiale)
1713 (Treaty of Utrecht)
When was that greatly admired, much feared and widely imitated military planning machine - the Prussian General Staff (later known as the "Grosse Generalstab") founded?
In Paris it's the name of a square not far from the Arc de Triomphe and also a Metro station, in Britain it's sometimes used as the name of cinemas - but in fact Trocadero first became well known as the name of a battle. In which country was the battle fought?
In 1825 work began on a very ambitious engineering project - the construction of a railway, about 100 km (60 miles) long, linking two cities of some importance. What were the two cities?
Brussels and Antwerp
Linz and Ceske Budejovice (Budweis)
Munich and Augsburg
Amsterdam and Rotterdam
After the Napoleonic Wars Britain became the international political "top dog". However, for most of the rest of the 19th century, it saw another great power as a potential threat to its interests. Which was it?
In the last third of the 19th century there occurred what is sometimes described as a "silent revolution". Gradually, secondary schools (up to age 18+) for girls were founded and women were allowed to study at university. Which was the first European university to admit women students on an ongoing basis?
After 1815, at the latest, one might have assumed that the days when kings and emperors were actually present with their armies on battlefields was a thing of the past. However, the unpredictable Napoleon III was not only present on the battlefield in person in the Franco-Prussian War, he was also taken prisoner. Where?
The words of this song were written in 1871 immediately after the Paris Commune and were set to music in 1888. As far as is known it was first sung at an international meeting in 1896 and within a mere 10-15 years it became *the* battle hymn of socialism (except in the English-speaking lands). By 1918-19, however, it became associated with the radical Left. Which of these is it?
The Red Flag
The Revolution Dawns
O Workers, Unite!
In 1900 Kaiser Wilhelm II harangued the German troops before they were sent to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion against Europeans. In the course of his speech, he urged the soldiers to establish a reputation for the Germans comparable to that of the Huns.
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