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Q: Which of these countries was sea charted in 1500 by the Portuguese maritime explorations?
Q: Which naval battle was considered the turning point of the Pacific Ocean Theater during World War 2?
A: Battle of Midway
Q: How many manned moon landings have there been?
Q: What historical event was Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture referencing?
A: The Napoleonic Wars
Q: What number does the Roman numeral D stand for?
Q: Which one of these tanks was designed and operated by the United Kingdom?
A: Tog II
Q: The crown of the Empire State Building was originally built for what purpose?
A: Airship Dock
Q: Which country had an Orange Revolution between 2004 and 2005?
Q: When did Jamaica receive its independence from England?
Q: The Herero genocide was perpetrated in Africa by which of the following colonial nations?
Q: On which day did ARPANET suffer a 4 hour long network crash?
Q: TRUE or FALSE - The United States was a member of the League of Nations.
Q: When was The Gadget, the first nuclear device to be detonated, tested?
Q: What year did the Battle of Agincourt take place?
Q: When did Canada leave the confederation to become their own nation?
A: July 1st, 1867
Q: During the Wars of the Roses (1455 - 1487) which Englishman was dubbed the Kingmaker?
A: Richard Neville
Q: In what year did the North American Video Game Crash occur?
Q: TRUE or FALSE - United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during his presidential motorcade in Atlanta, Georgia on November 22nd, 1963.
Q: Bohdan Khmelnytsky was which of the following?
A: Leader of the Ukrainian Cossacks
Q: TRUE or FALSE - Adolf Hitler was a german soldier in World War I.
Q: Where and when was the first cardboard box made for industrial use?
A: England, 1817
Q: Adolf Hitler was born on which date?
Q: In which year did the Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack occur?
Q: What nationality was sultan Saladin?
Q: What year was the United States Declaration of Independence signed?
Q: What was the first sport to have been played on the moon?
Q: Which American civilization is the source of the belief that the world would end or drastically change on December 21st, 2012?
A: The Mayans
Q: When Christopher Columbus sailed to America, what was the first region he arrived in?
A: The Bahamas Archipelago
Q: What was the bloodiest single-day battle during the American Civil War?
A: The Battle of Antietam
Q: Which historical conflict killed the most people?
A: World War II
Q: When was the city of Rome, Italy founded?
A: 753 BCE
Q: Which U.S. president took part in the Potsdam Conference, where the Allies reached a peace settlement with Germany?
A: Harry S. Truman
Q: How many women joined the United States Armed Services during World War II?
Q: The Fallingwater House, located in Pennsylvania, was designed by which architect?
A: Frank Lloyd Wright
Q: In what year did Kentucky become the 15th state to join the union?
Q: What was the aim of the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong in 2014?
A: Genuine universal suffrage
Q: In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?
Q: What was the original name of New York City?
A: New Amsterdam
Q: In 1961, an American B-52 aircraft crashed and nearly detonated two 4mt nuclear bombs over which US city?
A: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Q: When was the People's Republic of China founded?
Q: What did the abbreviation RMS stand for in the RMS Titanic in 1912?
A: Royal Mail Ship
Q: Which country was Josef Stalin born in?
Q: When did construction of the Suez Canal finish?
Q: What year did the Vietnam War end?
Q: Which King of England was faced with the Peasants' Revolt in 1381?
A: Richard II
Q: What was the name commonly given to the ancient trade routes that connected the East and West of Eurasia?
A: Silk Road
Q: Which of the following is not in the Indo-European language family?
Q: TRUE or FALSE - The man that shot Alexander Hamilton was named Aaron Burr.
Q: Who was the first Chancellor of a united Germany in 1871?
A: Otto Von Bismark
Q: In what year did Texas secede from Mexico?