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Fairly Hard History Quiz 2

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Last updated: June 20, 2022
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First submittedApril 11, 2019
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Leader of Germany during the First World War
Wilhelm II
Famous Prussian king know as "the great"
Frederick the Great
The final of the "rightly guided Caliphs" of the Rashidun Caliphate
Ali
Painter who chopped his ear off
Vincent Van Gogh
First female nobel prize winner
Marie Curie
Only NBA player to score 100 points in a single game
Wilt Chamberlain
British Prime minister in 1938 with the same last name
Neville Chamberlain
First Prime Minister of Canada
Sir John A Macdonald
The ____ Empire dominated South East Asia from the 10th to the 13th centuries AD
Khmer
Location of the first University founded in medieval Bohemia
Prague
Mughal Shah who had the Taj Mahal built
Shah Jahan
The final Western Roman Emperor
Romulus Augustulus
American General with numerous tanks named after him
William Tecumseh Sherman
The name of the railway that connects Western Russia to the Pacific Ocean
Trans-Siberian Railway
Famous cruel Belgian ruler of the Congo
Leopold II
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Battle where Octavian's navy defeated that of Marc Antony and Cleopatra
Actium
These two rivers were defacto borders of the Roman Empire in the north across Europe
Danube
(The second river)
Rhine
Religion of the Sassanian Empire
Zoroastrianism
Who the Great Pyramid at Giza was built for
Khufu
The Eye of _____ is a famous symbol of Ancient Egypt
Horus
Greek playright who wrote the play "Oedipus Rex"
Sophocles
A tutor to Alexander the Great and a student of Plato
Aristotle
Often referred to as the inventor of the scientific method
Sir Francis Bacon
The War of the Roses was fought between the English Lancaster and ____ dynasties
York
The name of the steppe tribe who invaded and settled in modern day Hungary in the 9th Century AD
Magyars
What Triangular edifices in Ancient Egypt were NOT built by slaves
The Pyramids
The Architect who we attributed the design of the first (step) pyramid to
Imhotep
Polish Astronomer who proved Heliocentrism
Copernicus
The name of Marx's famous work on Capitalism
Das Kapital
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Level 39
May 12, 2022
It's the trans-siberian railway :-)