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http://www.waterloo.org Waterloo Trivia How much do you know about the great battle? By Dr R.E. Foster © Copyright Waterloo200 2015
http://www.waterloo.org 1. Where was Napoleon Born? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Germany C. CorsicaD. Italy A. France
http://www.waterloo.org C. Corsica © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 It only became French in 1768; Napoloen was born in 1769.
http://www.waterloo.org 2. Where was Wellington Born? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Scotland C. WalesD. Ireland A. England
http://www.waterloo.org D. Ireland © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 In his will, Wellington forbade his sons to visit Ireland.
http://www.waterloo.org 3. From which island did Napoleon escape early in 1815? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Isle of Capri C. Isle of WightD. Isle of St Helena A. Isle of Elba
http://www.waterloo.org A. Isle of Elba © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 His enemies wouldn’t repeat the mistake!
http://www.waterloo.org 4. When was London’s Waterloo mainline rail station opened? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. 1848 C. 1858D. 1868 A. 1838
http://www.waterloo.org B. 1848 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 The French didn’t like it when it became the first Eurostar terminus!
http://www.waterloo.org 5. Who was the Prime Minister at the time of Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Lord Salisbury C. Lord RiponD. Lord Liverpool A. Lord Derby
http://www.waterloo.org D. Lord Liverpool © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 His predecessor, Spencer Perceval, was assassinated!
http://www.waterloo.org 6. How much was Wellington’s prize money for winning Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. £47,000 C. £61,000D. £100,000 A. £21,000
http://www.waterloo.org C. £61,000 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 The nation also bought him an estate for over £250,000!
http://www.waterloo.org 7. In what year did Abba’s ‘Waterloo’ win the Eurovision song contest? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. 1974 C. 1975D. 1976 A. 1973
http://www.waterloo.org B. 1974 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 It was held in Brighton. Their conductor was dressed as Napoleon!
http://www.waterloo.org 8. In what year did ‘Waterloo Road’ first get broadcast? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. 2005 C. 2006D. 2007 A. 2004
http://www.waterloo.org C. 2006 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Close enough!
http://www.waterloo.org 9. What sort of tree stood at the centre of Wellington’s line at Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Ash C. BeechD. Elm A. Oak
http://www.waterloo.org D. Elm © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 It was later cut down and made into souvenirs!
http://www.waterloo.org 10. When was the current Waterloo Bridge in London officially opened? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. 1865 C. 1915D. 1950 A. 1946
http://www.waterloo.org A. 1946 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 The original, of 1817, was demolished!
http://www.waterloo.org 11. In what country is Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Holland C. FranceD. Belgium A. Great Britain
http://www.waterloo.org D. Belgium © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Name five famous Belgians – excluding Tintin!
http://www.waterloo.org 12. In what sport was the Waterloo Cup contested? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Bear baiting C. Cock fightingD. Bull fighting A. Hare coursing
http://www.waterloo.org A. Hare coursing © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Banned by Tony Blair.
http://www.waterloo.org 13. Which group had a 1960’s hit with Waterloo Sunset? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. The Three Degrees C. The SpecialsD. The Kinks A. The Clash
http://www.waterloo.org D. The Kinks © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Regarded by many critics as the perfect pop song.
http://www.waterloo.org 14. What did Blucher recommend to aid his recovery after Ligny? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Rum and coke C. AspirinD. Whisky & Beetroot A. Gin & rhubarb
http://www.waterloo.org A. Gin & Rhubarb © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Worth a try – he made it to Waterloo in the nick of time!
http://www.waterloo.org 15. What did Fitzroy Somerset take from his amputated arm? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Bracelet C. RingD. A Finger A. Watch
http://www.waterloo.org C. A ring © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 He died in the Crimea.
http://www.waterloo.org 16. What was the prize money for an ordinary British soldier at Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. £2.52 C. £103.67D. £1000.00 A. £10.56
http://www.waterloo.org B. £2.52 © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Less than Wellington!
http://www.waterloo.org 17. Who, in 1816, wrote the Poet’s Pilgrimage to Waterloo? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Shelley C. ByronD. Southey A. Wordsworth
http://www.waterloo.org D. Southey © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 He was Poet Laureate and wrote a famous life of Nelson.
http://www.waterloo.org 18. During the 1980s, Napoleon’s HQ, La Belle Alliance, became a… ? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Pizza parlour C. SaunaD. Burger bar A. Discotheque
http://www.waterloo.org A. Discotheque © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 Closed on 18 June 1815!
http://www.waterloo.org 19. Which part of Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen, was removed by a servant? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Ear C. TeethD. Hoof A. Tail
http://www.waterloo.org D. Hoof © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 The horse was given a full military funeral.
http://www.waterloo.org 20. Which famous French novelist included Waterloo in Les Miserables? © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 B. Honore de Balzac C. Emile ZolaD. Jean Paul Sartre A. Victor Hugo
http://www.waterloo.org A. Victor Hugo © Copyright Waterloo200 2015 His father was one of Napoleon’s generals.
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