History Bee Regional Prep Round 13 Question: General

History Bee Regional Prep
Round 13
1. Question: General Westmoreland was replaced after one offensive in this conflict.
Richard Nixon ordered the bombing of a neutral country in this war. American
involvement in this conflict escalated after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. For ten points,
name this conflict in Southeast Asia between two halves of a split nation.
Answer: Vietnam War
2. Question: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed during this man’s presidency
and he nominated Sonia Sotomayor as a new Associate Justice. This man used the
phrases “Change we can believe in” and “Yes we can” and as his campaign slogans.
For ten points, name this first African American President of the United States.
Answer: Barack Obama
3. Question: This man “vanished” Nikolai Yezhov after purging him, deleting him from
photos. This man was succeeded by Nikita Khrushchev and his Foreign Minister
names a type of cocktail explosive. His namesake city was the site of a massive
World War II battle. For ten points, name this dictator of the Soviet Union in the
1930’s and 1940’s.
Answer: Josef Stalin
4. Question: This nation’s leader was executed on Christmas Day in 1989 by firing
squad. The legend of Dracula originated in this country’s Carpathian Mountains. For
ten points, name this East European nation of Nicolae Ceausescu (pr. choeCHESS-koo) with its capital at Bucharest.
Answer: Romania
5. Question: This civilization’s royal guards were known as teshigs and a famous
leader of this empire created the Yassa law code. This empire defeated the Jin and
Xia Dynasties and made its furthest extent into Europe when its armies reached
present-day Poland. For ten points, name this Asian empire founded by Temujin, or
Genghis Khan.
Answer: Mongol Empire
6. Question: This man’s Dandi March was opposed by Lord Irwin. A famous picture of
him at his spinning wheel was taken by Margaret Bourke-White. This man’s
philosophy of satyagraha inspired Martin Luther King Jr’s principles of nonviolence.
For ten points, name this Indian nationalist, honored by his title Mahatma.
Answer: Gandhi
7. Question: One region in this modern day country was the site of a laughing
epidemic in 1962. This country’s former capital is Dar es Salaam. Its founder merged
the islands of Zanzibar with mainland possessions to form this country. For ten
points, name this East African nation south of Kenya whose first post-independence
leader was Julius Nyerere (pr. nya-RAY-ray).
Answer: Tanzania
8. Question: A man calling himself “Brother No. 1” deposed this nation’s king,
Norodom Sihanouk, and carried out genocide in this country’s “killing fields”. This
nation is the site of the temple of Angkor Wat, which is on its flag. For ten points,
name this Southeast Asian country once ruled by Pol Pot, which borders Vietnam.
Answer: Cambodia
9. Question: The Smoot-Hawley Tariff was passed in an attempt to stop this event.
The WPA and Social Security Act were part of a series of programs that Franklin
Roosevelt used to try to solve this event. Spurred by a 1929 Stock Market Crash,
Black Tuesday, this is for ten points, what worldwide economic catastrophe in the
Answer: The Great Depression
10. Question: The plane Enola Gay was piloted by Paul Tibbets during this event, which
occurred due to the massive causalities expected in Operation Downfall. For ten
points, name this event, the first time a nuclear weapon was used in war, an event
happening before a similar one in Nagasaki?
Answer: Bombing of Hiroshima
11. Question: The policy of glasnost led to this event being leaked to the public and it
was investigated by the 2006 TORCH report. The city of Pripyat was abandoned
after this incident and the exclusion zone around this event was opened up in 2011
to tourists. For ten points, name this 1986 catastrophe in the Ukraine that led to the
release of nuclear waste into the atmosphere.
Answer: Chernobyl
12. Question: Ramon Castilla presided over a period of peace and prosperity in this
country. Alberto Fujimori, a leader of Japanese descent in this country, fought a
guerrilla war against the Maoist Shining Path in this country, whose current president
is Ollanta Humata. For ten points, name this South American nation whose capital is
Answer: Peru
13. Question: Giovanni Giolitti was the Italian Prime Minister during this conflict, which
saw battles at Caporetto and Vittorio Veneto. The Soviet Union pulled out of this
conflict after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and the Triple Alliance was pitted against the
Triple Entente in this conflict. For ten points, name this war lasting from 1914 to
Answer: World War I
14. Question: This city fought against France and the Papal States during the War of
the League of Cambrai, and this “most serene republic” contains landmarks like St.
Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs and was the launching point for the Fourth
Crusade. Once led by leaders known as Doges, for ten points, identify this Italian
city known for its canals.
Answer: Venice
15. Question: A group of these people raided the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. These
people discovered Vinland around A.D. 1000. Many misconceptions about these
people exist, including that they used skulls as drinking vessels and wore horned
helmets. For ten points, identify these seafaring people who dominated Northern
European waters during much of the Middle Ages.
Answer: Vikings or Norsemen
16. Question: This country was ruled by the Regime of the Colonels before Constantine
II took over as king in 1974. It repelled the Italians during WWII before Nazi
intervention, and has recently suffered from a major economic crisis. For ten points,
name this nation whose islands of Mykonos and Crete have developed major
tourism industries.
Answer: Greece