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Difficult Questions: History
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1
Who wasn't a member of the Committee of Five, a team of five men who drafted and presented to the Congress what would become America's Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776?
John Adams
Robert Livingston
Benjamin Franklin
James Madison
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2
With whose name is the end of Classical Greece period connected?
Darius III
Alexander III of Macedon
Aristotle
Ptolemy I
3
The British Museum has a letter that is regarded as the oldest valentine in existence. It was written by ...
A Roman centurion
A French nobleman
A Spanish missionary
An English grenadier
4
How many lifeboats did the Titanic carry?
Double the minimum required
More than required
The exact number required
Less than required
5
What is St. Patrick's original name?
Aengus Brendan
Cathan O'Brien
Eachann Mac Fhlannchaidh
Maewyn Succat
6
Who was the President of the United States from March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923?
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Warren G. Harding
7
How many hieroglyphs did the Egyptian alphabet contain?
More than 100
More than 300
More than 700
More than 2,000
8
Which state was the first one in the United States to officially recognize Christmas?
Ohio
Alabama
Vermont
California
9
Which planets did Voyager 2 reach in the 1980s?
Mercury and Pluto
Uranus and Neptune
Mars and Venus
Venus and Saturn
10
Which pharaoh was the first one to practice monotheism?
Tutankhamun
Akhenaten
Cheops
Ramesses II
11
When was the Rosetta Stone created?
196 B.C.
180 B.C.
178 B.C.
168 B.C.
12
In what year was the "@" chosen for use in e-mail addresses?
1976
1972
1980
1984
13
What old Christmas Eve tradition has disappeared in the past century?
Summoning ghosts
Dressing cats
Burning old things
Telling ghost stories
14
The 1990s were heavily influenced by . . .
H1N1 flu pandemic
Californian culture
The hippie culture
The introduction of the euro
15
Who was considered to have suffered premature death in East Slavs religion?
Rusalka
Leshy
Domovoi
All of them
16
In which town was Baroness Margaret Thatcher born?
Ashford
Cambridge
Grantham
Oxford
17
When did the first New York St. Patrick's Day parade take place?
1836
1762
1912
1954
18
What is Britain's oldest colony?
Bermuda
British Guiana
Kenya
Jamaica
19
How many pyramids have been discovered in Egypt so far?
Over 13 pyramids
Over 50 pyramids
Over 100 pyramids
Over 130 pyramids
20
This civilisation is named after a legendary king. It flourished on Crete in 2000 BC.
Mycenaean
Minoan
Cimmerian
Phoenician
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