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Which of these countries did the Soviet Union NEVER invade?
Who was the first person to orbit the Earth?
Which of these cities was NOT founded by the Romans?
Where did Zoroastrianism originate?
Which of these writers was NOT English?
Oscar Wilde was Irish
What does a dendrochronologist use to establish dates?
The unique pattern of tree rings, based on growing seasons, can determine the time period and location that a piece of wood came from
In terms of weapons, what is a pike?
An improvised explosive device
Pikes ranged from 10 to 25 feet long
Why did whalers hunt sperm whales?
For oil to make candles
For skin to make leather
Sperm whales have a large amount of "spermaceti" in their heads. It was highly prized for making odorless candles. Its biological purpose is unknown.
The spinning jenny was one of the earliest innovations in the Industrial Revolution. What was a spinning jenny?
A device for making cloth
A device for storing energy
How many wives did Henry VIII have?
Which of the following was a result of Mao's "Great Leap Forward", a plan to remake China's agrarian economy?
A famine that killed 36 million people
Improved standard of living
Not much really changed
Which event triggered World War One?
The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand
Germany's invasion of Poland
The sinking of the Lusitania
The tsar's refusal of an offer to visit Germany
What was the Byzantine Empire?
An alliance ruled by the Pope
A confederation of European tribes
A continuation of the Roman Empire
The empire founded by Alexander the Great
When was the last time Moscow was ever captured by a foreign power?
Which of the following was NOT originally invented in China?
But for real, there's a reason Geography and Pop Culture tend to do so well on sites like these.
The show Quite Interesting did a whole thing on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvdXBmLmqZ4
And I wish I had never seen it because then I would've got the question right. :(