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Tewodros II of Ethiopia: Quiz


Question 1: His rule is often placed as the beginning of modern ________, ending the decentralized Zemene Mesafint (Era of the Princes).

Question 2: Tewodros sought to unify and modernise ________.

Question 3: Tewodros, under the name 'Theodore', appears in ________'s fictionalised account of the 1868 conflict, Flashman on the March, where he is portrayed as a volatile, bloodthirsty madman.
George MacDonald FraserFlashman (novel)Flashman at the ChargeHarry Paget Flashman

Question 4: Kassa's mother, Woizero Atitegeb Wondbewossen, was the upper nobility, and was originally from ________.
Debre MarqosGondarDebre TaborDessie

Question 5: He left an impression on Queen ________, who said of his death: "It is too sad!
Edward VII of the United KingdomGeorge V of the United KingdomElizabeth II of the United KingdomVictoria of the United Kingdom

Question 6: It was the personal fief of ________ Meru, a powerful warlord, and relative of Kassa Hailu (possibly a half-uncle).
Tigray (province)Zara YaqobShewaEthiopian aristocratic and court titles

Question 7: 1818–April 13, 1868) was the ________ from 1855 until his death.
Haile Selassie I of EthiopiaHistory of EthiopiaMenelik II of EthiopiaEmperor of Ethiopia

Question 8: Kassa began his career in this era as a shifta (or ________), but after amassing a sizable force of followers, was able to not only restore himself to his father's previous fief of Qwara but was able to control all of Dembiya.

Question 9: Kassa Hailu was born into a country rife with ________, and he destroyed many provincial warlords before becoming emperor.
Chemical warfareNaval warfareMilitary historyCivil war

Question 10: That branch of Tewodros's family ended up in Russia; as a consequence, the late British actor ________ could claim to be Tewodros's great-great-grandson[4].
Melvyn DouglasLaurence OlivierPeter UstinovAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor


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