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Waterloo Trivia

How much do you know about the great battle?By Dr R.E. Foster

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1. Where was Napoleon Born?

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B. Germany

C. Corsica

D. Italy

A. France

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C. Corsica

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It only became French in 1768;

Napoloen was born in 1769.

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2. Where was Wellington Born?

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B. Scotland

C. Wales

D. Ireland

A. England

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D. Ireland

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In his will, Wellington forbade his sons to visit Ireland.

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3. From which island did Napoleon escape early in 1815?

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B. Isle of Capri

C. Isle of Wight

D. Isle of St Helena

A. Isle of Elba

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A. Isle of Elba

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His enemies wouldn’t repeat the mistake!

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4. When was London’s Waterloo mainline rail station opened?

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B. 1848

C. 1858

D. 1868

A. 1838

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B. 1848

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The French didn’t like it when it became the first Eurostar terminus!

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5. Who was the Prime Minister at the time of Waterloo?

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B. Lord Salisbury

C. Lord Ripon

D. Lord Liverpool

A. Lord Derby

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D. Lord Liverpool

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His predecessor, Spencer Perceval, was assassinated!

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6. How much was Wellington’s prize money for winning Waterloo?

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B. £47,000

C. £61,000

D. £100,000

A. £21,000

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C. £61,000

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The nation also bought him an estate for over £250,000!

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7. In what year did Abba’s ‘Waterloo’ win the Eurovision song contest?

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B. 1974

C. 1975

D. 1976

A. 1973

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B. 1974

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It was held in Brighton. Their conductor was dressed as Napoleon!

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8. In what year did ‘Waterloo Road’ first get broadcast?

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B. 2005

C. 2006

D. 2007

A. 2004

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C. 2006

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Close enough!

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9. What sort of tree stood at the centre of Wellington’s line at Waterloo?

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B. Ash

C. Beech

D. Elm

A. Oak

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D. Elm

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It was later cut down and made into souvenirs!

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10. When was the current Waterloo Bridge in London officially opened?

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B. 1865

C. 1915

D. 1950

A. 1946

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A. 1946

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The original, of 1817, was demolished!

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11. In what country is Waterloo?

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B. Holland

C. France

D. Belgium

A. Great Britain

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D. Belgium

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Name five famous Belgians – excluding

Tintin!

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12. In what sport was the Waterloo Cup contested?

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B. Bear baiting

C. Cock fighting

D. Bull fighting

A. Hare coursing

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A. Hare coursing

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Banned by Tony Blair.

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13. Which group had a 1960’s hit with Waterloo Sunset?

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B. The Three Degrees

C. The Specials

D. The Kinks

A. The Clash

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D. The Kinks

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Regarded by many critics as the perfect pop song.

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14. What did Blucher recommend to aid his recovery after Ligny?

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B. Rum and coke

C. Aspirin

D. Whisky & Beetroot

A. Gin & rhubarb

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A. Gin & Rhubarb

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Worth a try – he made it to Waterloo in the nick of time!

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15. What did Fitzroy Somerset take from his amputated arm?

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B. Bracelet

C. Ring

D. A Finger

A. Watch

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C. A ring

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He died in the Crimea.

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16. What was the prize money for an ordinary British soldier at Waterloo?

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B. £2.52

C. £103.67

D. £1000.00

A. £10.56

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B. £2.52

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Less than Wellington!

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17. Who, in 1816, wrote the Poet’s Pilgrimage to Waterloo?

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B. Shelley

C. Byron

D. Southey

A. Wordsworth

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D. Southey

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He was Poet Laureate and wrote a famous life of Nelson.

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18. During the 1980s, Napoleon’s HQ, La Belle Alliance, became a… ?

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B. Pizza

parlour

C. Sauna

D. Burger bar

A. Discotheque

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A. Discotheque

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Closed on 18 June 1815!

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19. Which part of Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen, was removed by a servant?

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B. Ear

C. Teeth

D. Hoof

A. Tail

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D. Hoof

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The horse was given a full military funeral.

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20. Which famous French novelist included Waterloo in Les Miserables?

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B.

Honore de Balzac

C. Emile Zola

D. Jean Paul Sartre

A. Victor Hugo

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A. Victor Hugo

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His father was one of Napoleon’s generals.

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