Madrid Pub Quiz

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215 questions in this category

Albert. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Franz August Karl Albert Emanuel; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861).
Albert. (Albert Frederick Arthur George)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (from Prince Albert)
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II (until the declaration of the republic on 23rd March 1956).
James, Duke of York, later James II of England and James VII of Scotland (1664)
Charles II hid in an oak tree in Boscobel Wood to hide from the Roundheads after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 (Commemorated as Royal Oak Day, Restoration Day, or Oak Apple Day)
She was Charles II's mistress (1668–1685)
Richard the Lionheart or Cœur de Lion
King John of England in 1215
Harold II (Godwinson) 1022–1066
William IV, also known as 'Silly Billy'
George VI until Ireland became a republic in 1948
The Great Siege of Gibraltar. The “Grand Assault” alone involved 60,000 men, 49 ships of the line, and 10 floating batteries against the 5,000 defenders.
With thanks to Bren Murphy of The Irish Rover, Madrid for correcting the answer
The planned invasion of Britain
With thanks to Alan Boxall for fine tuning the answer to this question
Mohandas (Karamchand Gandhi)
With thanks to Jim Welsh for spotting a duplicate question
George Ⅲ.
With thanks to Lesley Melvin for correcting this question
It’s in the centre of the country.
John F. Kennedy in 1961 and Ronald Reagan and 1981 (Theo Roosevelt was the youngest president when he took office after McKinley’s assasination but wasn’t elected president until he was 46 years old).
With thanks to Tony Newman for fine tuning the answer to this question
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Chaim Herzog (1918–1997; in office 1983–1993).
Five (with 45, 46. 48, 49, and 50 stars adopted in 1896, 1908, 1912. 1959 and 1960)
Spencer Perceval, KC (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812)
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), 6th President of the USA, son of John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd President of the USA
Wounded or killed in action (‘Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces’).
Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ (until the declaration of the republic on 23rd March 1956).
The Holy Roman Empire. (The second was the German Empire of 1871-1918.)
Fianna Fáil (founded by Eamon de Valera in 1923 and first formed government in 1932)
Queenstown (now known as Cobh, Co. Cork)
O’Donnell. (Leopoldo O’Donnell y Joris, Count of Lucena and Duke of Tetuán; b. Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1809 – d. Biarritz 1867)
US volunteers who fought against the Spaniards in Cuba
The first non-stop trans-atlantic flight, in 1919. Lindbergh only achieved the first solo crossing nearly eight years later.
116 years: 1337 – 1453 or 114 years: 1339 – 1453.
The National Prohibition Act named after Andrew J. Volstead which provided enforcement guidelines for the 18th Amendment.
The two atom bombs dropped on Japan
Eamon de Valera (he never spelled his name ‘Eamonn’)
Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan 1988-1990 and 1993-1996
‘Bolshevik’ is from the Russian ‘bolshinstvo’ (большинство – majority) as opposed to ‘menshinstvo’ (меньшевики – minority).
Olivenza (Olivença) occupied by Spain in the War of the Roses in 1801 and claimed by Portugal since the Treaty of Paris in 1814
The angel Gabriel (Jibril)
The heir apparent to the throne of France (from 1350 to 1791 and from 1824 to 1830).
British and Commonwealth volunteers in the Waffen-SS. It achieved a maximum strength of 27 men.
King Farouk I, succeeded by his infant son King Fuad II
North and South Yemen became Yemen, and East and West Germany became Germany
Portugal. Operation Vijay resulted in the annexation of Goa and the Daman and Diu Islands.
Losing US presidential candidates (1976-1992). Followed by Robert Dole, Al Gore, and John Kerry.
The Falklands War (Rosario was the Argentine invasion and Corporate was the British counterattack)
The Spanish Civil War (O’Duffy with Franco and Connolly’s Column in the Republican International Brigades)
The Zapruder film is a silent, 8 mm colour home movie, shot by a private citizen named Abraham Zapruder, of the presidential motorcade of John F. Kennedy through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. The film is the most complete visual recording of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Mao Zedong, with a great deal of success although it backfired on him
Christian troops fighting for the Ottoman Empire (1330-1826)
Ronald Reagan (Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in 1912)
With thanks to Sebastien D. Fortas for fine tuning the answer to this question
Eighteenth repealed by the twenty first (prohibition)
Leonidas, King of Sparta
With thanks to Jimmy Rafferty for amending this question
The 12th of July, although the battle was fought on the first.