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Did Buddha live before Jesus or after?
Did the Mongols ever conquer China?
What supposed Medieval practice was known as "droit du seigneur" or "jus primae noctis"?
The right to trial by combat
The drowning of witches
The ability to purchase admittance into heaven
The right of a lord to sleep with a newlywed maiden
There is no documented example of this ever happening in reality
In what modern-day country was Stalin born?
Why is Phineas Gage known to history?
He invented the cotton gin
He standardized the dimensions of railway tracks
His personality changed when an iron rod was driven through his head
He traveled around the world in 80 days
Croesus was the king of Lydia (in modern-day Turkey) during the 500s BC. What is he famous for?
What was the original worth of a British pound?
A pound of sheep's wool
In 2020, a pound of silver is worth about £200
What was the Balfour Declaration?
A papal bull excommunicating Thomas Balfour
A statement of British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine
A statement of U.S. intent to expand to the Pacific Ocean
In 1457, the Scottish Parliament banned football and golf. Why?
Men were playing sports instead of practicing archery
Windows at the royal palace were broken by errant shots
Scotland had recently lost matches to England
Women had started to play
The ban was repealed a couple decades later
When did the Crimean War happen?
True or false. The Inca Empire lasted for thousands of years before the arrival of the Spanish.
The Inca Empire had only been around for about 100 years when Pizarro showed up
True or false. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Hawaiian islands had high levels of social equality.
Ancient Hawaii had a strict caste system enforced by the death penalty
What royal house did Queen Elizabeth I come from?
How did Napoleon die?
Guillotine, Paris, 1815
Stomach cancer (or maybe poisoning), St. Helena, 1821
Struck by gunshot, Waterloo, 1815
Who did John Hinckley shoot in 1981?
I think it's bizarre and also xenophobic. This attitude infantilizes non-European societies, assuming that only Europeans can be judged for their moral failings, while the horrible things that happened in other places are "just their culture".