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History Quiz: What...?

History questions beginning with "What...".
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1. ...was the first confirmed form of aircraft to have successfully carried a person?
Aeroplane
Autogyro
Balloon
2. ...was the capital of Egypt's 19th dynasty?
Memphis
Pi-Ramesses
Thebes
3. ...archaeological site contains the world's oldest megaliths?
Göbekli Tepe
Carnac stones
Stonehenge
4. ...is (possibly) the oldest novel ever written?
Epic of Gilgamesh
Don Quixote
The Tale of Genji
5. ...served as Genghis Khan's capital?
Karakorum
Shangdu
Ulaanbaatar
6. ...is an illuminated manuscript?
A manuscript with code hidden within it.
A manuscript decorated with initials, borders and miniature illustrations.
A manuscript that is deemed to be sacred by the Catholic Church.
7. ...empire dominated the Indian subcontinent between 322-185 BC?
Maurya
Gupta
Kushan
8. ...did Scottish inventor Sir James Dewar invent?
Ballpoint pen
Television
Vacuum flask
9. ...was the tallest building before 1549?
Old St Paul's Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Pyramid of Khufu
10. ...may have inspired the belief in the existence of cyclopes?
Fossil skulls of dwarf elephants
Fossil skulls of dwarf rhinoceros
Fossil skulls of dwarf hippopotamus
11. ...was destroyed in 226 BC?
Temple of Artemis
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
12. ...was the largest pre-Columbian city in South America?
Chan Chan
Caral
Cusco
13. ...is Ned Kelly famous for?
His high kill count
Wearing armour
Train robberies
14. ...was the main purpose of the shuriken?
To distract or misdirect
To signal someone
To kill
15. ...killed Sigurd the Mighty?
An axe
An orca
A decapitated head
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