Quiz 022 : Great Politicians

Questions

  1. He was the Kenya’s first indigenous head of government and played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya from a colony of the British Empire into an independent republic. Name this politician who was the First president of Kenya from 1964 to 1978?
  1. He was the Kenya’s first indigenous head of government and played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya from a colony of the British Empire into an independent republic. Name this politician who was the First president of Kenya from 1964 to 1978?
  1. He was a Polish pianist and composer who became a spokesman for Polish independence. In 1919, he was the Poland Prime Minister and foreign minister during which he signed the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. Who is he?
  1. In 1973,Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to the then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a (then North) Vietnamese diplomat and politician for ‘negotiating the Vietnam peace accord”. The Vietnamese winner said that he was not in a position to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the situation in Vietnam as his reason. Who was he?
  1. He was a Cypriot clergyman and politician who served as the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus (1950–1977) and as the first president of Cyprus (1960–1977). In his three terms as president he survived four assassination attempts and a coup d’état. Who is he?
  1. The Berlin Wall was erected by former East Germany beginning on the August 13, 1961 to completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.The Wall symbolized the Iron Curtain between the communist East Germany and capitalist West Germany during the Cold War. It was finally broken down on November 9, 1989 as a result of weeks of people’s agitations.Name the East German leader who ordered the Berlin Wall’s construction in 1961.
  1. She has been described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics & world’s fourth and Israel’s first and only woman to hold the office of Prime Minister. Who is she?
  1. Upon his return to Earth, Yuri Gagarin, then 27, became an instant celebrity. He was escorted in a long motorcade of high-ranking officials through the streets of Moscow to the Kremlin where he was awarded the highest Soviet honour, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, by the then Soviet premier who was a strong supporter of the Soviet Space Programme. Who was he?
  1. Which famous scientist was offered the presidency of Israel but turned down the offer?
  1. This Burmese revolutionary, nationalist and founder of the modern Burmese army is recognized as the leading architect of Burmese independence, and the founder of the Union of Burma. Affectionately known as ‘Bogyoke’ (General), he is still widely admired by the Burmese people. He was assassinated in July 1947, But his place in history is assured both from his own legacy and due to the political struggle of his daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was only two when her father died aged 32. Who was he?

Answers

  1. Jomo Kenyatta
  1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  1. Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  1. Le Duc Tho
  1. Makarios III
  1. Walter Ulbricht
  1. Golda Meir
  1. Nikita Khrushchev
  1. Albert Einstein
  1. Aung San

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