Statistics for History Multiple Choice #5

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Why did Great Britain establish colonies in Australia?As a place to send prisoners
What style of facial hair did Joseph Stalin wear?Mustache
Who hosted the Olympics in 1940?No one
Why did England's King Edward VIII abdicate in 1936?To marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson
What country accepted responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland?Libya
New York City has famously held ticker tape parades for such luminaries as Dwight Eisenhower and the Apollo 11 astronauts. What is ticker tape?Thin strips of paper on which stock prices are printed
Which of these is the correct spelling of the first (and only) female Prime Minister of Israel?Golda Meir
What did Wernher von Braun design?Rockets
In the Bible, Goliath measured 6 cubits and a span. How big is a cubit?The distance from the elbow to the tip of the fingers (about 18")
Lord Nelson famously led the English navy to victory at Cape Trafalgar. Where is Cape Trafalgar?Spain
What does détente refer to?A "thawing" of relations, especially between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
The Crystal Palace was built for the first World's Fair in London in 1851. Does it still stand today?No
What was a Potemkin village?A fake village built to impress Catherine the Great
What term refers to a branch of a royal family founded by younger sons?Cadet branch
How did the Cato the Elder end his speeches in the Roman Senate?Carthage must be destroyed

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