GENERAL KNOWLEDGE REVISION ON THE AGE OF DISCOVERY, SLAVERY, SLAVE TRADE, AND THE WORLD WARS

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THE AGE OF DISCOVERY

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REVISION ON THE AGE OF DISCOVERY, SLAVERY, SLAVE TRADE, AND THE WORLD WARS
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  1. The person who discovered the New World (America) was called _______. Christopher Columbus
  2.  Who discovered the sea route to India?  Vasco da Gama 
  3. Who drew the first map of the World?  Toscanini
  4. The power  of gravitation was discovered by __. Isaac Newton
  5. The Flying Shuttle  was invented by _________, John Kay  while the Telescope was invented by ____________.  Galileo Galilei
  6. The Electric motor was invented by ___________, Michael Faraday while  ______ invented the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell
  7. The Locomotive was invented by _______,George Stephenson while the Steam Engine was invented by __________. James Watt
  8. The art of making tarred roads was discovered  by _______, John Macadam 
  9. The founder of Christianity was ________. Jesus Christ while the founder of Islam was ________. Mohamed 
  10. The Cameroonian King who invented his own code of writing was _________.  Sultan Njoya
  11. Who discovered the cape of storms which is also known as the Cape of Good Hope?  Bartholomew Diaz 
  12. The man who attempted to sail around the world was _____. Ferdinand Magellan.
  13. The one who sailed round the world was ______. Francis Drake
  14. John Gutenberg started the printing press in _____.  Germany.
  15. America was named after a man called _____. Amerigo Vespucci 
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SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE

  1. A trade in human beings was known as _______. Slave Trade
  2. A situation where human beings are deprived of their rights and freedom is known as ________. Slavery
  3. The person who fought hard for the abolition of slave trade was_________. William Wilberforce 
  4. Most of the slaves during the slave trade came from __. Africa
  5. The first slave boy to be set free was called _______. James Somerset
  6. One slave market in Africa was________. Timbuktu
  7. The first English man to trade in slaves was _____. John Hawkins
  8. Freed slaves in Africa settled in ___________. Sierra-Leone 
  9. The movement of slaves, goods, raw material between Africa, Europe and South America was known as _______. The Triangular slave Trade.
  10. Laws against the abolition of slave trade were passed by the ___________.  British Parliament.
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THE WORLD WARS

  1. The first World war started in the year _____. 1914
  2. The first World War ended in the year ________. 1918
  3. The immediate cause of the First World War was _____. The assassination of France Ferdinand Arch duke of Austria.
  4. The first World War was fought in two camps namely _____and ____. The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente 
  5. The Triple Alliance was a secret agreement between

Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

164 The Triple Entente was an association between

Great Britain, France, and Russia.

165 The defeated Country in the First World War was ___. Germany

166 One strong member of the Triple Alliance was _____. Germany and one member of the Triple Entente were ____. France

167 An organization that was formed after the First World War was ___. The League of Nations

168. The Second World War started on – 1st September 1939.

169. The Second World War ended on – 2nd September 1945.

170. The Second World War was started by – Germany; when Germany invaded Poland.

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171. Who was the German leader who started the war? Adolf Hitler

172. An organization that cooperated with Adolf Hitler was ___ The Nazi Party

173. Their intention was ___ To rule over Europe.

174. The Second World War was against The – Allies and The Axis.

175. The countries on each side were:

The Allies: Britain, France, Russia, China, and the USA.

The Axis: Germany, Italy, and Japan.

176. One of the most terrible events that happened during World War Two was ___. The Holocaust

177. Some of the main battles were:

  • Battle of Britain
  • Battle of Berlin
  • Battle of Stalingrad
  • Pearl Harbour
  • D-Day
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178. What caused the end of World War Two in Europe? Germany surrendered after Adolf Hitler ended his own life.

179. Who won the war? The Allies.

180. Which two countries prolonged World War Two? The USA and Japan.

181. The war finally ended when Japan surrendered on ___ 2nd September 1945.

182. What award was awarded to the armed forces or to war Heroes ___ The Victoria Cross.

183. 8th May each year is celebrated in Europe as ____ VE Day (Victory in Europe day as was announced by ____ Winston Churchill in 1945.

184. The Organization that replace the League Of Nations after the Second World War was ____. The United Nations Organization (U.N.O.)

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