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Kings & Queens
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Tombs
Who was buried in the Valley of the Kings?
A. Pericles
B. Louis XIV
C. Julius Caesar
D. Tutankhamen
E. Genghis Khan
 
Russian History
In the face of mutinies and strikes, he abdicated in March of 1917, thus ending the thousand-year-old Russian monarchy. Name this czar.
 
Rulers
The title for a person who rules for a king or queen while the sovereign is a minor or disabled is also used for a member of the governing board of some U.S. state universities. What is this title?
 
Kingly Laments
Who once uttered these words?
I shall never rest my head on my pillow
in peace and quiet as long as I remember
the loss of my American colonies.
 
History of Africa
He claimed direct descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. He ruled Ethiopia as emperor from 1930 to 1974. Name him.
 
I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am
Who was not a wife of Henry VIII?
A. Anne Boleyn
B. Jane Seymour
C. Anne of Cleves
D. Catherine de Medici
E. Catherine of Aragon
 
Selecting Sovereigns
What dictator named Prince Juan Carlos as king of Spain?
 
Babylonia
What Babylonian king is associated with this preamble?
...let every man who has a legal dispute come
forward - read this text and heed its precious words.
The stone tablet will enlighten him in his trouble ...
 
Old-Fashioned Family Values
In 950 B.C., whose household included 700 wives and 300 concubines?
A. Nero
B. King Priam
C. Tutankhamen
D. King Solomon
E. Cyrus the Great
 
Empresses
What European was Empress of India from 1876 to 1901?
 
Royal Houses
Henry VIII was of the House of Tudor and Queen Victoria was of the House of Hanover. Twentieth-century British royalty belongs to what house?
 
Queens
What is the total number of queens who have ruled France?
 
Memorable Monarchs
His reign lasted 43 years. During that time, he rebuilt Babylon, destroyed Jerusalem, and sent the Jews into captivity. Name this king famous for his hanging gardens.
A. Darius
B. Sargon II
C. Gilgamesh
D. Assurbanipal
E. Nebuchadnezzar
 
Noble Names
Robert I, king of Scotland, is better known by what name?
 
Ancient Rulers
What was the title given to ancient Egyptian rulers who were considered both kings and gods?
 
Holding on to the Reigns
He ruled France for 72 years, the longest reign in modern European history. Name this king, also known as "le Roi Soleil."
 
Empire Builders
He rebuilt a canal from the Nile to the Red Sea. He invaded India and Greece. He was called "great king - king of kings - king of countries." Name him.
A. Darius
B. Sargon
C. Rameses
D. Aristarchus
E. Nebuchadnezzar
 
European History
The so-called Dark Ages of Europe occurred between the fall of Rome and whose coronation in the year 800?
 
Queenly Executions
The beheading of Mary Queen of Scots was ordered by ...
A. James II
B. Henry VIII
C. Elizabeth I
D. Queen Victoria
E. Oliver Cromwell
 
World Literature
Which king of England commissioned the translation of the Bible?
 
Fallen Houses
Three royal houses lost their authority as a result of World War I. Two were the Hohenzollerns and the Hapsburgs. Name the third.
 
History of Spain
The monarchs of Castile-Leon and Aragon married and united their kingdoms to create what is now the nation of Spain. Who were these monarchs remembered for sponsoring the voyages of Columbus?
 
Dastardly Deeds
What king of Judea is remembered for ordering the slaughter of all young children in the village of Bethlehem?
 
Carthaginian Queens
The most famous queen of Carthage was ...
A. Dido
B. Isabella
C. Cleopatra
D. Nefertiti
E. Hippolyta
 
Conquering Kings
He destroyed Thebes in 335 B.C. He won the Battle of Granicus in 334 and in 333 he defeated Darius. Later he overthrew the Scythians and conquered much of India. Who was this Macedonian king?
 
Political Power
A king who holds that position by virtue of birth alone has acquired his power by ...
A. divine right
B. a coup de grace
C. military authority
D. popular sovereignty
E. inherent intelligence
 
Mycenaean Kings
The most powerful monarch of Mycenae was ...
A. Paris
B. Priam
C. Pericles
D. Diogenes
E. Agamemnon
 
Ancient Kings
Saul, son of Kish from the tribe of Benjamin, was the first king of what land?
 
Incas
The last king of the Inca Empire was ..
A. Queretaro
B. Montezuma
C. Atahualpa
D. Tehuantepec
E. Quetzalcoatl
 
Asian Namesakes
What Asian country was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain?
 
 
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Answers to Kings & Queens
1. D
2. Nicholas II
3. regent
4. King George III
5. Haile Selassie
6. D
7. Francisco Franco
8. Hammurabi
9. D
10. Queen Victoria
11. House of Windsor
12. zero
13. E
14. Robert the Bruce
15. pharaoh
16. Louis XIV
17. A
18. Charlemagne
19. C
20. King James
21. Romanovs
22. Ferdinand and Isabella
23. Herod
24. A
25. Alexander the Great
26. A
27. E
28. Israel
29. C
30. the Philippines
 
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