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Historic Leaders of Europe Quiz

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What French ruler called "The Sun King" solidified his authority centered on the Palace of Versailles?
Louis XIV
Charlemagne
Stephen II
Charles VIII

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Alexander the Great was a ruler who grew up in what nation of Europe?
Rome
Romania
France
Greece

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Albert I of Belgium is remembered as a great hero of his homeland after he personally led his men in what major war?
World War One
World War Two
The Flemish Civil War
The Croatian War

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Catherine the Great, though German, was a revolutionary ruler of what other European power?
Portugal
France
Russia
Italy

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What dictator dissolved the Roman Republic and laid the groundwork to form the Roman Empire before his assassination on the Ides of March?
Tiberius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Romulus Caesar
Augustus Caesar

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The Rising of the North was a rebellion which sought to place what Queen of Scotland on the throne of England?
Elizabeth I
Mary I
Regina II
Henriette I

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Charles the Victorious of France earned his nickname for winning what major European war?
The Seven Years' War
The Hundred Years' War
The Wars of Religion
The First Crusade

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What Emperor of France made to conquer Europe until he was defeated at Waterloo?
Louis XVI
Siegfried
Robespierre
Napoleon

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Oliver Cromwell led what political faction to victory in the English Civil War?
The Monarchists
The Parliamentarians
The Confederates
The Separatists

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What Prime Minister led Great Britain throughout the Second World War and helped his country break Germany's Blitzkrieg?
Alton MacDonald
Margaet Thatcher
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlain

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What leader of the Franks began the Carolingian Empire that would evolve into the Holy Roman Empire?
Charlemagne
King Arthur
William the Conqueror
William of Orange

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Richard I of England is most commonly known by what nickname?
The Lionheart
The Great Dane
The Bull's Horns
The Eagle-Eyed

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William Wallace was a knight lord who fought to free what land from the control of England?
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
France

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Henrique Prince of Portugal was a savvy politician who helped bring about the Age of Discovery. Henrique is more commonly known by what title?
Henry the Shipwright
Henry the Sailor Man
Henry the Navigator
Henry the Scout

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When Octavian became the first Roman Emperor, he also took on what new name?
Augustus
Tiberius
Sophocles
Caligula

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Frederick Barbarossa was a historic leader of what empire?
The Holy Roman Empire
The Byzantine Empire
The Hunnic Empire
The British Empire

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Charles de Gaulle led the government-in-hiding of France when what puppet government ruled the country?
The Marleau
The Cassa
The Soiree
The Vichy

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What woman acted as the Queen of Great Britain throughout much of the 19th Century and was known for stressing personal morals of discipline on society?
Queen Margaret II
Queen Victoria
Queen Eloise I
Queen Elizabeth II

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Giuseppe Garibaldi is known as the father of what European country which he helped unite?
Turkiye
Moldova
Italy
Spain

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What is the name of the first leader of Soviet Russia who headed the October Revolution that turned the nation into a communist power?
Grigori Rasputin
Leon Trotsky
Vladimir Lenin
Joseph Stalin

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Rollo was the leader who founded what region of France after he left his homeland in Scandinavia?
Romandia
Champagne
Normandy
Rollonia

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What Norman warlord conquered England following the Battle of Hastings?
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Henry the Proud
Frederick the Almighty
William the Conqueror
Thomas the Prudent

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King Frederick the Great of Prussia ruled over his homeland making it a haven for intellectuals of what critical philosophical period?
The Uprising
The Reconquista
The Enlightenment
The Renaissance

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Henry VIII is known establishing the Church of England in order to divorce his wives. What was the name of Henry VIII's second ever wife whom he executed for failing to provide him a male heir?
Queen Elizabeth I
Anne Boleyn
Dierdre of Wales
Queen Catherine I

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What Duke of Bohemia has a famous Christmas carol written about his generosity?
Matthias
Caroligne
Boristimus
Wenceslaus

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Otto von Bismarck helped found the German Empire alongside what man who became the empire's first Kaiser?
Frederick I
Wilhelm I
Cyrus I
James I

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King Ferdinand united Spain when he married what noble lady who would later finance Christopher Columbus's voyage to the new world?
Antonia
Salma
Demitra
Isabella

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Vlad the Impaler ruled over the lands of Transylvania with an iron fist. What is the modern name for the country that was once Transylvania?
Romania
Kazakhstan
Poland
Armenia

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What woman ruled England when it defeated the Spanish Armada?
Sylvia IV
Anna III
Margaret II
Elizabeth I

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The Polish king Jan III Sobieski is perhaps most famous for leading his master cavalry in their defeat of Turkish forces besieging what city?
Vienna
Stockholm
Prague
Budapest

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