1. He was the King of England during the 12th century and was also referred to as ‘The Lionheart’. He succeeded his father King Henry II and was an influential figure in England and France where he mostly lived. He has appeared in Robin Hood movies and was also the subject of an opera composed by George Frideric Handel. Name the former king of England.
2. The official currency of one of the largest nations on earth, it has been known by various nicknames including ‘bean’, ‘paper’ and ‘smackeroo’. It is the sole currency in the British Virgin Islands. It’s name can be traced back to ‘Joachimstaler’, a German word for coins mined in the 16 century. Which currency?
3. A French scientist, he was an influential figure in founding the discipline of microbiology. He invented a process to prevent wine and milk from causing illness. He studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He is best remembered for administering one of his inventions to Joseph Meister. Name the scientist.
4. The first Asian man to become a member of the House Of Commons in the UK, he is often referred to as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’. He was appointed as a teacher in the Elphinstone Institution at a very young age, and started a publication called the ‘Rast Goftar’. Name the former founding member of the Indian National Congress.
5. This American woman was the first African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. She has been called the ‘Jackie Robinson of tennis’ and is remembered for the quote ‘No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you’. She was also an accomplished golfer. Name the former US athlete.
1. King Richard I.
3. Louis Pasteur.
4. Dadabhai Naoroji.
5. Althea Gibson.