QUESTIONS

  1. What was the nationality of Adolf Hitler ?
  2. Which American President ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb ?
  3. Who wrote his thoughts in a little red book ?
  4. Who has been in power in Cuba since declaring the country a socialist nation over 30 years ago ?
  5. Which British Prime Minister said, 'You've never had it so good' and spoke of the 'wind of change' ?
  6. Where did the burglary that led to the resignation of an American President take place ?
  7. Who was the first female Prime Minister of Isreal ?
  8. Who said, 'Je suis la France' ?
  9. What was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's maiden name ?
  10. Which Iraqi leader ordered the invasion of Kuwait ?
  11. Which musical instrument does President Bill Clinton play ?
  12. By what name was Indian political leader Mohandas Gandhi better known ?
  13. Who declared war on Britain and France in June 1940 ?
  14. What was the slogan of Martin Luther King's famous speech made at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington in 1963 in which he looked forward to understanding between races ?
  15. Which African leader emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his party again ?
  16. Which President of the Soviet Union died in 1953, aged 73 ?
  17. What political position did Ronald Reagan hold before becoming President of the United States ?
  18. Which wartime leader said, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' ?
  19. By what military rank was the President of Libya known ?
  20. Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) had the first female head of government in the modern world when she succeeded her husband after his assassination in 1959. What was her name ?
  21. In 1941, the Deputy Chancellor of Germany flew to Britain to try to sue for peace. He was later imprisoned in Spandau prison. Who was he ?
  22. Richard M. Nixon was President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. What does 'M' stand for ?
  23. Which Third world leader was assassinated by members of her bodyguard in 1984 ?
  24. Which Russian leader introduced glasnost and perestroika ?
  25. Which British Prime Minister said, 'A week is a long time in politics' ?

ANSWERS

  1. Austrian
  2. Harry S. Truman
  3. Chairman Mao
  4. Fidel Castro
  5. Harold Macmillan
  6. Watergate Building, Washington DC
  7. Golda Meir
  8. General Charles de Gaulle
  9. Roberts
  10. Saddam Hussein
  11. Saxophone
  12. Mahatma
  13. General Mussolini of Italy
  14. 'I have a dream'
  15. Nelson Mandela
  16. Joseph Stalin
  17. Governor of California
  18. Winston Churchill
  19. Colonel (Qaddafi)
  20. Mrs. Bandaranaike
  21. Rudolph Hess
  22. Milhous
  23. Mrs. Inira Gandhi
  24. Mikhail Gorbachev
  25. Harold Wilson