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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What was the name for the UK's decision to leave the EU?Brexit
95%
Who developed the Theory of Evolution?Charles Darwin
95%
Who was said to have been born on December 25th in Bethlehem?Jesus Christ
94%
What is the oldest university in EnglandOxford
94%
What did protestors dump into Boston Harbor in 1773?Tea
94%
What navigational device was invented in China around 200 BC?Compass
92%
What prince of Moscow was described as "terrible"?Ivan IV
92%
Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?Michelangelo
92%
What pharaoh's tomb was discovered completely intact in 1922?Tutankhamun
92%
What U.S. territory was purchased from Russia?Alaska
91%
What was the period of tensions between the US and USSR called?Cold War
91%
What animal went extinct on Mauritius in the 1600s?Dodo Bird
91%
Who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914?Franz Ferdinand
91%
What language was the Torah written in?Hebrew
91%
Who was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan in 2011?Osama Bin Laden
91%
What building near Washington D.C was attacked on 9/11?Pentagon
91%
What economic event began in 1929?Great Depression
90%
Who explained the Three Laws of Motion?Isaac Newton
90%
Who was the first female British Prime Minister?Margaret Thatcher
90%
Who started the Protestant Reformation?Martin Luther
90%
What cathedral's construction began in Paris in 1163?Notre Dame
90%
What large ship sunk in the North Atlantic in 1912?Titanic
90%
Who painted "The Starry Night"?Vincent van Gogh
90%
What city is considered to be the world's first democracy?Athens
89%
Where was the worst nuclear power disaster in history?Chernobyl
89%
In what city was Muhammad born?Mecca
89%
What volcano destroyed Pompeii?Mount Vesuvius
89%
Who was the Norse god of thunder?Thor
89%
What peninsula was annexed by Russia in 2014?Crimea
88%
What sainted female warrior led French armies during the Hundred Years' War?Joan of Arc
88%
Who, along with Friedrich Engels, developed Communism?Karl Marx
88%
Who supposedly founded Rome with his brother Remus?Romulus
88%
What was the name given to the flu outbreak of the 1918-1920?{Spanish} Flu
88%
What is the oldest college in the United States?Harvard
87%
What island was settled by Vikings in 874?Iceland
87%
What group of people conquered most of Asia in the 1200s?Mongols
87%
What boxer famously said "I am the greatest"?Muhammad Ali
87%
What was ancient Egypt's substitute for paper?Papyrus
86%
What empire was ruled by Montezuma?{Aztec} Empire
84%
What battle was Napoleon's downfall?Battle of {Waterloo}
84%
What islands were invaded by Argentina in 1982?Falkland Islands
84%
On what island did the Industrial Revolution begin?Great Britain
84%
What African island was settled around 400 AD by people from Borneo?Madagascar
84%
Who led the the Indian independence movement against the British?Mahatma Gandhi
84%
What was Adolf Hitler's autobiography?Mein Kampf
84%
Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union?Mikhail Gorbachev
84%
What French region was William the Conquerer from?Normandy
84%
What empire conquered Constantinople from the Byzantines?Ottoman Empire
84%
What crop suffered a devestating blight in Ireland in 1845?Potato
84%
Who led Iraq during the Gulf War?Saddam Hussein
84%
Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic?Amelia Earhart
83%
What was the name of South Africa's system of segregation?Apartheid
83%
In what country did the Soviet Union place nuclear missiles in 1962?Cuba
83%
What country fought against Egypt, Syria, and Jordan in the Six-Day War?Israel
83%
What was the tallest building in the world in 1940?Empire State Building
82%
What famous structure was built around 3000 BCE in England?Stonehenge
82%
What palace was the home of Louis XIV?Versailles
82%
What is the name of the plague that caused the Black Death?{Bubonic} Plague
81%
What is Siddhartha Gautama better known as?Buddha
81%
What territory did Britain acquire as a result of the Opium Wars?Hong Kong
81%
In what city were Nazi war criminals prosecuted?Nuremburg
81%
Who is the Egyptian god of the sun?Ra
81%
What artifact helped translate hieroglyphics?Rosetta Stone
81%
Who led his elephants across the Alps to invade Roman Italy?Hannibal
80%
What queen of France was born in Austria?Marie Antoinette
80%
What Paris prison was stormed in 1789?Bastille
79%
What Austrian neurologist famously studied dreams?Sigmund Freud
79%
What city burned down in 1666?London
78%
What country colonized Angola?Portugal
78%
Who replaced Pete Best as the Beatles' drummer in 1962?Ringo Starr
78%
Who was the first person in space?Yuri Gagarin
78%
What structure was built for the 1889 World's Fair?Eiffel Tower
77%
What system had vassals borrowing land from lords in exchange for military service?{Feudal}ism
77%
What group of nomadic peoples was led by Atilla?Huns
77%
Who wrote the Moonlight Sonata?Ludwig Van Beethoven
77%
What Portuguese territory was returned to China in 1999?Macau
77%
What Asian country was annexed by the United States in 1898?Philippines
77%
Who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564?William Shakespeare
77%
Who founded the Academy at Athens?Plato
76%
What island's "Colossus" was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?Rhodes
76%
What was the former name of Thailand?Siam
76%
Who invented dynamite?Alfred Nobel
75%
What series of protests caused the overthrow of many Middle Eastern
governments in the 2010s?
Arab Spring
75%
Who wrote "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations"?Charles Dickens
75%
What explorer was killed by Hawaiians in 1779?James Cook
75%
What monument was built by Shah Jahan in Agra?Taj Mahal
75%
What city is usually considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance?Florence
74%
What city was the Temple of Solomon built in?Jerusalem
74%
What religious movement was founded by Joseph Smith?Mormonism
74%
Where did Roald Amundsen become the first person to reach in 1911?South Pole
74%
What city was conquered by Greeks in "The Iliad"?Troy
74%
What animal went extinct on a Siberian island around 1650 BC?Wooly Mammoth
74%
What was first successfully tested near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903?Airplane
73%
What was the Roman name for France?Gaul
73%
Who "Fiddled while Rome burned"?Nero
73%
What was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?Saigon
73%
What empire was conquered by Alexander the Great?Persia
72%
Who helped Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia gain independence?Simon Bolivar
72%
What game was invented in India, then adapted by the Muslim world?Chess
71%
What is the Flavian Amphitheater better known as?Colosseum
71%
Who was in charge of lighting the gunpowder in the Gunpowder Plot?Guy Fawkes
71%
Who was the first Roman Emperor?Augustus
70%
Who discovered Jupiter's moons?Galileo
70%
What African-American athlete won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics?Jesse Owens
70%
What organization of countries was formed in the aftermath of WWI?League of Nations
70%
Who discovered Polonium?Marie Curie
70%
What train consistently traveled from Paris to Istanbul?Orient Express
69%
What Biblical patriarch is considered to be the father of Judaism?Abraham
68%
What Phoenician colony was founded in modern-day Tunisia in 814 BC?Carthage
68%
Who played "The Tramp" in early silent films?Charlie Chaplin
68%
Who was emperor of Japan in WWII?Hirohito
68%
What river in Pakistan was home to one of the world's earliest societies?Indus
68%
Who was the wife of Ferdinand II of Aragon?Isabella
68%
Who invented the printing press?Johannes Gutenberg
67%
What European explorer famously met with Kublai Khan?Marco Polo
67%
What temple was dedicated to all Roman Gods?Pantheon
67%
What did the 13th amendment outlaw in the United States?Slavery
67%
What disease devastated the Incan Empire shortly before Pizzarro's conquest?Smallpox
67%
What was the name of Mao Zedong's economic plan that resulted in mass starvation?Great Leap Forward
65%
What empire built Angkor Wat?Khmer
65%
What was the second North American country to gain independence?Haiti
64%
What volcano erupted near Indonesia in 1883 and could be heard in Australia?Krakatoa
64%
What was the largest German state when Germany was united in 1871?Prussia
64%
What Saharan city was an important trading post in the Mali and Songhai empires?Timbuktu
64%
What was the largest church in Constantinople?Hagia Sophia
63%
Who was the world's first U.S. dollar billionaire?John D. Rockefeller
63%
Who killed John F. Kennedy?Lee Harvey Oswald
63%
What region was home to the Sumerians and Babylonians?Mesopotamia
63%
What king signed the Magna Carta?King John
62%
What famed city of gold was Sir Walter Raleigh searching for around Lake Parime?El Dorado
61%
What famous Serbian is said to have invented a death ray?Nikola Tesla
61%
What city was destroyed by an Earthquake in 1906?San Francisco
61%
Who composed "The Ride of the Valkyries"?Richard Wagner
60%
What country broke into civil war between Republicans and Nationalists in 1936?Spain
60%
What explorer found a route from Portugal to India?Vasco da Gama
60%
What was the first country to declare independence from the USSR?Lithuania
58%
What British officer famously helped in the Arab Revolt?T.E. Lawrence
58%
What woman freed about 70 enslaved people through the underground railroad?Harriet Tubman
56%
In the Wars of the Roses, which house was the enemy of the Lancasters?House of York
56%
What British passenger ship was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915?RMS Lusitania
56%
Who was the first U.S. Secretary of State?Thomas Jefferson
56%
What modern country was the site of Columbus's first landing in the New World?Bahamas
55%
What insect was domesticated by the Egyptians?Bee
54%
Who led France during the radical phase of the French Revolution?Maximilien Robespierre
54%
What ancient people built a civilization on Crete?Minoans
54%
What was the capital of the Confederate States of America?Richmond
53%
Who was the first person to set foot on the top of Mount Everest?Edmund Hillary
52%
What European capital was destroyed by an Earthquake in 1755?Lisbon
52%
What war's final battle was the Battle of New Orleans in 1815?War of 1812
52%
The Chelyabinsk object made news in 2013? What was it?a Meteor
51%
What period of human history means "New Stone Age"?Neolithic
51%
What colony was founded by the people on the Mayflower?Plymouth
51%
What island was seriously devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017?Puerto Rico
51%
What was Eli Whitney's most famous invention?Cotton Gin
50%
What city is famous for not one, but two defenestrations?Prague
47%
What was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas?Jamestown
46%
What Muslim leader conquered Jerusalem in 1187, inspiring the
Third Crusade to take it back?
Saladin
46%
Who was named Emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day, 800 AD?Charlemagne
45%
What was the first country to give women the right to vote?New Zealand
45%
What country was led by Maria Theresa?Austria
44%
What European city's Muslim rulers built the Alhambra?Granada
43%
In what Greek city-state were the ancient Olympics held?Olympia
43%
What Native American woman helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition?Sacagawea
43%
What trading empire controlled Cyprus and Crete throughout the 1500s?Venice
42%
What country broke apart in the Velvet Divorce?Czechoslovakia
41%
What country was formerly known as Joseon?Korea
41%
What emperor led the Byzantine Empire during its period of greatest size?Justinian
37%
On what holiday did a tsunami strike Indian Ocean countries in 2004?Boxing Day
33%
In what battle did the Franks stop the spread of Islam in Europe?Battle of {Tours}
29%
Whose improvements to the steam engine helped to launch the Industrial Revolution?James Watt
29%
In what modern-day country would you find the ancient city of Tikal?Guatemala
28%
What was the dominant empire in West Africa in 400 AD?Ghana
26%
Who was the Great Pyramid of Giza built for?Khufu
24%
Who won the War of the Pacific, also known as the Saltpeter War?Chile
22%
What Greek astronomer developed the best-known geocentric
model of the solar system?
Ptolemy
19%
What volcano caused the "Year without a Summer" in 1816?Mount {Tambora}
17%
What was the first empire to unite India?{Maurya} Empire
16%

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