er.... ok no seriously now, we need to remember that Napoli will be no pushover, having just beaten Inter, and we need to be focused and get back to work. Speaking personally I haven't actually stopped work at any stage, today I am translating some more banking terminology, revising some god-awful guff on Islamism and the Central Asian Republics, and marking mid-term exams.
Which brings me to the subject of my post. In a spirit of sharing you get to join in the exam fun! here is part I, the quizzy bit where we see if you've been paying attention in class. Admittedly, you're at a disadvantage here since you've not actually been attending my classes, but hey, let's see what you know. No googling, now.
Part I – General Knowledge – 36 marks in total
1. Give the date(s) of each of the following events:
- the Franco-Prussian War
- the Boer War
- the signing of the Entente Cordiale
- the Congress of Berlin
- the establishment of the Russian Duma
- the Young Turk Revolution
1 mark per answer
2. Which country or countries:
a. signed the Triple Alliance in 1882?
b. went to war in 1911-2 over Libya?
c. suffered a major constitutional crisis in 1911?
d. was defeated by Japan in 1904-5?
e. went to war in 1877-8?
f. was guaranteed neutral by international treaty until invaded in 1914?
1 mark per answer
3. Identify EIGHT out of the following individuals, writing one or two sentences to explain their importance:
- Giovanni Giolitti
- Franz Josef II
- Abdul Hamid II
- Otto von Bismarck
- Georges Boulanger
- Karl Marx
- Alfred Dreyfus
- William Gladstone
- Mustafa Kemel Atatürk
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
- David Lloyd George
- Sergei Witte
- Christabel Pankhurst
- Gavrilo Princep
- Wilhelm II
3 marks per answer
See if you can do better than my class, go on. Don't be shy.
 you have a day or two to answer, then I will gratify your curiosity by giving you the answers and issuing you all with a grade.