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Best Questions: History
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1
The pilgrims neglected to use... at the first Thanksgiving.
Spoons
Knives
Forks
Plates
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2
What tribes conquered Greece in 1200 BC?
Ionians
Achaeans
Aeolians
Dorians
3
Which of the following events led to the beginning of World War I in 1914?
Assassination of Martin Luther King
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Creation of the Soviet Union
None of the above
4
Finish the title of John Steinbeck's 1939 novel - "The Grapes of..."
Pride
Happiness
Wrath
Sadness
5
Which famous Russian city was called Tsaritsyn between 1598 and 1925?
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
Sochi
Volgograd
6
When was the Declaration of Independence written?
1492
1675
1776
1783
7
Who exclaimed 'Eureka' ('I've found it!') when noticing that his body displaced the water in his bath?
Archimedes
Pythagoras
Socrates
Herodotus
8
Which American is known for inventing electric light with his incandescent lamp?
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Edison
W. B. Pickett
Alexander Graham Bell
9
As of 2016, how many Amur Leopards remain in the wild?
35
58
93
16
10
Which cable TV channel was launched in the US in 1981 with the purpose of playing music videos?
MTV
HBO
A-One
Muz-TV
11
Imagine like it's the eighteenth century, and your sailor sweetheart has just given you what is called a 'busk valentine'. What did he give you?
A kiss
A piece of decorated whale-bone
A song
A trinket from a far-off place
12
Which environment-related holiday was first celebrated on April 22, 1970?
Earth Day
World Wildlife Day
Greenery Day
World Water Day
13
What date was accepted by Romans as the beginning of their chronology?
When the first war was started
When Colosseum was built
When Rome was founded
When the first Roman king came to power
14
Name the most popular American baseball player of the 1920s.
George Herman Ruth Jr.
Joe Engel
Ben Egan
Bill Carrigan
15
What famous picture was stolen right off the wall of the Louvre in 1911?
Liberty Leading the People
Mona Lisa
Oath of the Horatii
The Lacemaker
16
What was the name of the satellite launched by the Soviets in 1957?
Tovarisch 1
Artificial Moon
Comrade 1
Sputnik 1
17
Which famous musician was assassinated on December 8, 1980?
John Lennon
Bob Marley
Tim Hardin
Marvin Gaye
18
When did Christopher Columbus discover the Americas?
1492
1511
1618
1754
19
Which city was the capital of Eastern Roman Empire?
Constantinople
Nicaea
Athens
Alexandria
20
Give the name of a Jewish girl famous for her diary which documents her life in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Anne Frank
Helga Deen
Jessica Durlacher
Helen Berman
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