History General Knowledge #4

Can you answer these random history questions?
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Last updated: November 5, 2017
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Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
What "plot" was Guy Fawkes involved in?
The Gunpowder Plot
Who was the First Lady of the U.S. from 1933–1945?
Eleanor Roosevelt
What is the name for a Viking warrior who fought in a trance-like,
nearly uncontrollable fury?
What great Frankish king was crowned Emperor on Christmas Day, 800 AD?
What crop was "king" in the U.S. South prior to the Civil War?
What country was historically known as Abyssinia?
What city had a liberal "spring" in 1968 that was crushed by Soviet tanks?
What did Roman rulers use to appease the common people?
Bread and Circuses
What did 18th century men commonly wear that was powdered and white?
Who was the U.S. President during WWI?
Woodrow Wilson
Who is Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov better known as?
Vladimir Lenin
In what theater was Abraham Lincoln shot?
Ford's Theatre
What country still denies its slaughter of over a million Armenians that happened in 1915?
What ancient empire had capital cities in Memphis and Thebes?
Who "invented" the hang glider, parachute, and diving suit?
Leonardo da Vinci
What disease was eradicated in 1979?
What Parisienne was the first person to win multiple Nobel Prizes?
Marie Curie
What city was formerly known as Edo?
What Pakistani river valley was home to one of the world's most advanced
civilizations in 2000 BC?
Indus Valley
Level 79
Jan 10, 2015
Berserkers or berserks. No "Z" there.
Level 80
Jan 11, 2015
Agreed. I tried several variations on the correct spelling but never thought to try a Z.
Level ∞
Jan 11, 2015
Well there should be a Z! Fixed.
Level 88
Nov 3, 2017
I mean, if you’re Eminem, then yes, there should be a Z.
Level 48
Sep 1, 2016
tried several variations - all wrong. frustrating but I should learn to spell
Level 52
Mar 23, 2015
i wrote Charlemagne, must have spelled it wrong without noticing...
Level 33
May 5, 2015
Marie Curie was Polish not French, she was just living in FRance at that point in her life, that dopes not make her parisian
Level ∞
Feb 15, 2017
I honestly don't know why some people can't accept that a person can adopt another nationality, or even have multiple nationalities.
Level 37
Sep 1, 2017
Marie Curie was a Polish-born French citizen, calling her Parisian is a smart way to avoid choosing between both nationalities.
Level 84
Nov 3, 2017
Parisian isn't even a nationality it just refers to the city she resided in...
Level 74
Jun 1, 2018
Was Joseph Conrad Polish or English?
Level 57
Nov 3, 2017
Recent discovery of homo sapien remains in Morocco invalidates the answer currently in the quiz.
Level 58
Nov 3, 2017
Level 68
Nov 4, 2017
Level ∞
Nov 5, 2017
Changed the question. Thanks.
Level 66
Jan 4, 2019
Level 68
Nov 3, 2017
kept typing czechia or czechoslovakia then saw city after *facepalm*.
Level 67
Dec 15, 2017
me too
Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
Oh. Charlemagne isn't spelled like Charlemange... *ENLIGHTMENT*
Level 71
Jun 7, 2018
Aye, a bit more leeway on the spelling there might be nice.

Queue a pedant with the usual comment about being able to spell being part of the zzzzzzzzzzzz

Level 71
Jun 7, 2018
Good quiz though, quite tricky without being stupidly difficult.
Level 75
May 5, 2021
Well, it's from Charles Magnus, meaning Charles the Great. Or if you prefer, Chalres Mangus, or even Charlie Mingus. It's all the same. Bleedin' pedants.
Level 73
Oct 15, 2021
Level 66
Feb 17, 2018
I thought Lilienthal invented the parachute? I spent 50 percent of my time trying to type that. other than that I missed 1 other one.
Level 49
Oct 7, 2018
wasn't he into hang gliders?
Level 77
Sep 10, 2020
White wigs were commonly eveningwear for 18th C aristocrats. Brown wigs were for daywear.
Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
I typed in Egypt on the Abyssinia question and still got Egypt lol
Level 61
Feb 12, 2021
Lol thought Parisienne said Palestine