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The Christmas quiz: history and politics

  1. Who spent 21 years as the only inmate of Spandau Prison (pictured), until his death in 1987, aged 93?
  2. Which family won five Nobel Prizes over two generations?
  3. What is the name of the anti-Christian, anti-imperialist uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901?
  4. The two-year Grunwick strike was one of the most bitterly fought industrial actions of the 1970s. What was Grunwick?
  5. In the 14th century, ships arriving from plague-infected ports had to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. To what English word did this practice give rise?
  6. Which British leader was exhumed and “executed”, two years after his death?
  7. Where did the Empire Windrush dock, when it arrived in England on 21 June 1948?
  8. Which world leader is currently residing at 24 Sussex Drive?
  9. Which Scottish trade unionist and former miner was the leader of the Labour Party from 1906 to 1908?
  10. There have been three years in which England had three kings. What were they?
  11. From which European country did Angola achieve independence in 1975?
  12. What was the name of the first major naval battle of the Second World War – which saw the sinking of the German heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee?

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