Statistics for History General Knowledge #2

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  • This quiz has been taken 61,299 times
  • The average score is 11 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What young pharaoh's tomb was discovered in 1922?Tutankhamun
85%
What Italian adventurer wrote about his 24 year journey from Venice to China and back?Marco Polo
84%
What was the name of King Louis XIV's palace?Palace of Versailles
83%
What volcano destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum?Mount Vesuvius
82%
Who is said to have gained enlightenment sitting under the Bodhi Tree?Gautama Buddha
76%
From which empire did Greece gain its independence, in 1830?Ottoman Empire
76%
Before becoming king of England, what country was James I the king of?Scotland
69%
For what crime was Al Capone convicted of in 1931?Tax Evasion
66%
What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo called from 1971–1997?Zaire
59%
From what Latin title are the words "tsar" and "kaiser" derived?Caesar
56%
What was the primary language of the Byzantine Empire?Greek
56%
What Greek genius said "Eureka" in the bathtub and is said to have invented a death ray?Archimedes
52%
What country was led by Haile Selassie?Ethiopia
51%
Who is the father of the modern country of Turkey?Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
45%
In what sport was Henry VIII participating when he suffered a serious leg injury?Jousting
38%
What favorite of Queen Elizabeth tried to colonize Virginia and also popularized smoking?Sir Walter Raleigh
36%
And what religious movement views Haile Selassie as the Second Coming of Jesus?Rastafarian
33%
In what city was Abraham Zapruder living on November 22, 1963?Dallas
32%
What Mexican general redistributed land to the poor and raided the U.S.?Pancho Villa
21%
Who ruled the Austrian empire for almost 68 years before his death in 1916?Franz Joseph
20%

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