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World History Mega General Knowledge

100 questions about historical events that have happened all across the world
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Where Napoleon faced his final defeat
Waterloo
Pearl Harbor: A day that will live in ______
Infamy
Legislation that King John signed in 1215
Magna Carta
Year that World War II ended
1945
Person credited with being first to circumnavigate Earth
Ferdinand Magellan
City where the first Olympics were held
Olympia
Country, led by King Leopold II, that colonized the Congo
Belgium
The last tsar of Russia
Nicholas II
US general that upheld his promise to return to the Philippines
Douglas MacArthur
Most notable element discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie
Radium
City where Muhammad died in 632 AD
Medina
Country that claimed responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing of Pan-Am flight 103
Libya
Originally, Australia was established as this type of colony
Penal
Conquistador that toppled the Inca Empire
Francisco Pizarro
This notable person was killed on November 22, 1963
John F. Kennedy
City that was founded by Romulus and Remus
Rome
Modern day country where a meteor struck that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago
Mexico
Of Henry VIII's wives, there were 3 Catherines, 2 Annes and 1 ____
Jane
Notable city wiped out by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD
Pompeii
The first European to reach Hawaii, where he would be killed a year later
James Cook
Operation Desert Storm was part of this war
Gulf War
Country known as the graveyard of empires
Afghanistan
Native American that helped navigate Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition
Sacagawea
Form of racial segregation in South Africa that was repealed in 1994
Apartheid
This last Muslim state in Spain finally fell in 1492 due to the efforts of the Reconquista
Granada
The 37th parallel is used to divide this peninsula
Korean
Family represented by the Red Rose during the War of the Roses
Lancaster
Toussaint Louverture led a successful revolution for this country
Haiti
The only US president to serve non-consecutive terms
Grover Cleveland
Name for Japanese pilots that would commit suicide dives onto their enemy's locations during WWII
Kamikaze
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit...
Mount Everest
Country where Joseph Stalin was born
Georgia
Rome's foe during the Punic Wars
Carthage
The first person to reach outerspace
Yuri Gagarin
British PM before Churchill that was responsible for appeasement to Hitler in hopes to avoid any conflicts (it did not go as he had hoped)
Neville Chamberlain
Drug introduced to China by the British that led to two wars in the 19th century
Opium
The Orange Revolution took place in this country as a result of alleged voter fraud stemming from a run-off for the presidential vote
Ukraine
Four Great Chinese Inventions: Paper, Printing, Compass, and ___________
Gunpowder
Famed mariner Edward Teach was better known as....
Blackbeard
What Woodrow Wilson said the US would not get involved in but ended up doing so just a few years later
World War I
City where the RMS Titanic was built
Belfast
Former mayor of New York City that is the namesake of a large airport there
Fiorello La Guardia
Philosopher who was the tutor to a teenaged Alexander the Great
Aristotle
In April of 1960, this now world capital was finally built and inaugurated
Brasilia
The smallest state of Australia is named after this Dutch explorer
Abel Tasman
This man built the first European settlement on what is now Greenland
Leif Erikson
The Parthenon was dedicated to this Greek goddess
Athena
Year that the Berlin Wall fell, reuniting the city
1989
In 1996, this sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned
Dolly
This modern-day country is regarded as the center of the Maya Empire
Guatemala
Roman emperor, known to be crazed, attempted to make his horse a Roman consul
Caligula
French peasant girl that became a military leader and ultimately a martyr for her faith
Joan of Arc
"Just say no" was the slogan of this former US first lady speaking on the war against drugs
Nancy Reagan
The first country to officially legalize gay marriage, done so in 2001
Netherlands
Before it became independent, Bangladesh was known as...
East Pakistan
Prime Minister of Japan during most of WWII, later hanged after being indicted on war crimes
Hideki Tojo
This virtual currency was created in 1999 and became physical currency in 2002
Euro
Although it is disputed, scholars believe that he was killed between 30-33 AD
Jesus Christ
The US purchased this in 1867 for $7.2 million, a pretty good price by today's standard
Alaska
Billionaire media tycoon that served as Italian Prime Minister first in 1994
Silvio Berlusconi
Spying scandal that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon
Watergate
Country that built and gifted the Statue of Liberty to the US
France
Number of years the Third Reich of Germany was supposed to last
1,000
The dodo bird was last seen on this island country before being declared extinct
Mauritius
He flew the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927 in what would be the first ever transatlantic flight
Charles Lindbergh
Russian mystic and holy man that became friendly and influential with the last Tsar
Rasputin
Economic and social campaign led by Mao Zedong that led to the deaths of an estimated 45 million people due to starvation and overworking
Great Leap Forward
Country in the Americas that Nazis fled to in attempt to avoid prosecution of war crimes as a result of WWII
Argentina
Island that Napoleon was exiled to in 1814 until he escaped not even 10 months later
Elba
Route taken by Marco Polo on his journey to China
Silk Road
First woman to be Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
His assassination was the last straw leading to the start of World War I
Franz Ferdinand
You should always remember where Davey Crockett and his men were executed by enemy soldiers
The Alamo
His most famous works include the sculpture of David and painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo
Route that Harriet Tubman used to smuggle slaves into free states
Underground Railroad
He was forced to flee Tibet in 1959 as Chinese forces moved in to take over control
Dalai Lama
Upon her marriage in 1956, American actress Grace Kelly became a princess in this European country
Monaco
The motto for the monarch of the United Kingdom is written in this language
French
This country is the site of the WWII Battle of Guadalcanal, known for how much blood was shed for such a small island
Solomon Islands
Norwegian explorer known to be the first man to reach the South Pole
Roald Amundsen
A long time ago, all of the seven continents used to be connected into one large land mass that is known as...
Pangaea
Upon his ultimate creation he said "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Prior to becoming what is known today as France, it was called this by the Romans
Gaul
Under British colonization, this country was referred to as South Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
Island chain that was the subject of a war between the UK and Argentina
Falkland Islands
This facility found in southern Poland was the largest of the concentration and death camps used by the Nazis during WWII
Auschwitz
A peace agreement was struck on this holiday in 1998 to end the violence in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles"
Good Friday
This real estate mogul shocked the world with his major political election victory in 2016
Donald Trump
When one refers to redcoats, they are speaking about British troops fighting in this war
American Revolutionary War
Although allotted to Italy as a colonial territory, this African country fought back before the Italians could take control and successfully defended their independence in 1896
Ethiopia
British military campaign in Turkey during WWI that was a resounding failure that resulted in many deaths of Allied troops with no gain of any land
Gallipoli
This was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863 to free all slaves in the Confederate States of America
Emancipation Proclamation
Fundamentalist military organization that has been the de facto governing authority in the Gaza Strip since 2007
Hamas
In 2002, this traditionally neutral country finally decided to join the United Nations
Switzerland
This music virtuoso died in 1791 at the early age of 35 most likely due to illness
Mozart
Eli Whitney was notable for this invention that greatly sped up the ability to harvest a significant cash crop
Cotton Gin
D-Day was a massive attack by joint allied forces that targeted this coastal region of France
Normandy
Massacre of Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers by Imperial Japanese forces starting in late 1937 with the death toll estimated to be over 300,000 in just 2 months
Rape of Nanjing
Number of justices that sit on the US Supreme Court
Nine
This country recently made their national golf course open to the public for the first time. It is notable because the definitely legitimate course record is 38 under par (with 11 holes-in-one!), set by the then leader in his first ever round of golf
North Korea
2 Comments
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Level 74
Nov 11, 2023
It's Michelangelo, not Michaelangelo. It's Dalai Lama, not Dalai Llama - he's not an animal.
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Level 88
May 27, 2024
Good general knowledge quiz