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The Powers That B

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The Powers That B game quiz
"There have been countless people who have held great power, rulers in their own right. Do you know these ten rulers, who all have names beginning with B?"

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1. In 1997, the leader of the British Labour Party was elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Again in 2001 and 2005 he was elected. At 43, he was the youngest prime minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. What was his name?
    Tony Brooks
    Tony Blake
    Tony Blair
    Tony Braxton

2. This woman was the eleventh Prime Minister of Pakistan. She served two non-consecutive terms, and led the PPP (Pakistan People's Party; which her father founded). What is her name?
    Biliwal Bhutto
    Bakhtawar Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
    Bonnie Bhutto

3. The first Mughal Emperor was a man named Zahir-ud-din Muhammad. Through his father's lineage, he was a descendent of Timur. Through his mother's side, he was a descendent of Genghis Khan. He was most-well known by just his last name. Who was he?

4. During this United States president's term, there was a financial panic, and he was involved in the Dred Scott Case (as was the previous president). What is the name of this 15th President of the United States?
    James Buchanan
    George H. W. Bush
    Martin Van Buren
    George W. Bush

5. In 1901, he became the first Prime Minister of Australia. In 1903, he resigned as Prime Minister, but served as a judge in the High Court for 17 years after, until his death in 1920. Who was this first Prime Minister of Australia?
    Stanley Bruce
    Gerard Brennan
    Garfield Barwick
    Edmund Barton

6. Thailand's longest reigning ruler of all time began his rule in 1946, at the age of 18. By the time he was 80, he had been ruling for well over 60 years! His name is Bhumibol Adulyadej, but by what is he more known?
    Ramayana VII
    Rama IX
    Yana III
    Bhumi XII

7. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the Prime Minister of this country for three different periods; the first time in 1960. She became the first female world leader of the modern world. What was the country she led at the time?

8. The 9th and 11th Minister President of the Kingdom of Prussia was this man. His rule lasted from 1862-1890, serving two terms as minister president. What was the name of this man?
    Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Christian Archibald Von Bismarck
    Otto Braun
    Theobald Von Bethmann-Hollweg

9. When his father voluntarily abdicated his throne, Hassanal Bolkiah became the 29th sultan of his country at the ripe age of 21. He also became the first prime minister. Forty years later, he was still ruling his country. Which country was Bolkiah the ruler of?

10. Way back in the early 11th century, an Irish king ruled as the King of Munster. He also founded the O'Brien Dynasty, which would last all the way until the middle of the 16th century.

Who was the ruler, the first High King of the Irish?
    Brian O'Brien
    Blathmin Ua Briain
    Donnchad mac Briain
    Brian Boru

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