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1. When Marcus Licinius Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome during his life died, what was poured down his throat?

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molten gold

2. The UK government collected postcards as intelligence for what event?

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the D-Day landings

3. In some parts of Asia, what method of execution was still popular up to the late 19th century?

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In Ancient Asia, death by elephant was a popular form of execution.

4. Who introduced best tactics for squeezing information out of prisoners included: nature walks without guards present, baking them homemade food, cracking jokes, drinking beers, and afternoon tea with German fighter aces?

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Hanns Scharff was a master interrogator who was very much against physical torture and brutality

5. Who were the first people to discover America?

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The Vikings

6. Who was called a Gladiatrix, or Gladiatrices (plural)?

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A female gladiator

7. Who survived being poisoned and being shot?

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Grigori Rasputin, who was a Russian mystic and supposed holy man.

8. Where the name Colosseum come from?

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It was named the Colosseum because it was next to a statue called the Colossus.

9. Originally known as the Amphitheatrum Flavium, or Flavian Amphitheatre, Colosseum was constructed during which dynasty?

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The Flavian dynasty

10. What were the residents of Rome nicknamed?

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Colosseo

11. What is “the colossus of Nero”?

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A 164-foot statue of Emperor Nero beside the Colosseum

12. The Colosseum was originally clad entirely in what material?

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Marble

13. How many times Julius Caesar was stabbed during the assassination?

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23 times

14. A group of his fellow Roman senators led by his best friend Brutus assassinated whom on March 15th, 44 BC?

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Julius Caesar

15. In the Ancient Olympics, athletes performed in what dress?

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Naked

16. Under her leadership, the Red Flag Fleet consisted of over 300 warships, with a possible 1,200 more support ships. She even had a possible 40,000 – 80,000 men, women, and children. Who was she?

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Ching Shih, a prostitute in China and world’s most successful pirate in history

17. Modern-day scientists believe Alexander suffered from the what sickness?

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Neurological disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome

18. At what age Alexander the Great died?

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32 years (356 BC–323 BC)

19. Which king of Timbuktu was the world’s wealthiest man as his wealth was apparently too great to count?

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Mansa Musa

20. What was the relationship between Roman Emperor Augustus and Julius Caesar

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Emperor Augustus was nephew and heir of Julius Caesar

21. Opening of the Suez Canal Linking the Mediterranean and the Red Sea took place in which year?

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1869

22. Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, which Proves that Natural Selection is the Mechanism of Biological Evolution in which year?

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1859

23. Who published in 1848 the Communist Manifesto, which explains history in terms of class struggle and proposes that workers unite and overthrows Capitalism?

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

24. A young women in the 1920's that behaved and dressed boldly was referred to as what?

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A flapper

25. Who wrote the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", published in 1960?

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Harper Lee

26. How many heads of executive departments make up the president's cabinet?

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15

27. In which ancient South Asian language is the text of The Vedas written?

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Sanskrit

28. New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?

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Nieuw Amsterdam

29. Which President is on the United States 1,000 dollar bill?

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Grover Cleveland

30. How many U.S. states are needed to ratify an amendment for it to become part of the constitution?

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38 out of 50

31. Who is the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms?

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32. Which patriotic Bostonian won the acquittal of most of the British troops involved in the 1770 Boston Massacre that killed five civilians?

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John Adams

33. In which US state is US president JFK buried?

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Virginia

34. Ulysses S. Grant appears on the front of which denomination of US. currency

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$50 bill

35. Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

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Vanessa Williams

36. In what year did Christopher Columbus discover the "New World"?

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1492

37. On what date President Theodore Roosevelt established the first US national monument named Devils Tower in Wyoming?

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September 24, 1906

38. Saint Patrick's Day was originally associated with what color?

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Blue

39. What U.S. holiday was first observed under its current name on November 11th, 1954?

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Veterans Day

40. Which F-word is used for the delay of a Senate matter by debate or procedural motions?

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Fillbuster

41. From 1964 to 1980, Zimbabwe was known as which name?

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Rhodesia

42. What did Halston, a Studio 54 regular made for someone's inauguration?

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Jackie Kennedy's trademark pillbox hat

43. What Minnesota Congresswoman dropped her U.S. presidential bid after the 2012 Iowa Caucus?

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Michele Bachmann

44. Which one of the seven ancient wonders of the world is still standing today?

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

45. What do the 13 stripes on US flag represent?

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The 13 stripes represents the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

46. Who was the first Roman Catholic to be Vice President of the United States of America?

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Joe Biden

47. Historical analysis tells us that the Egyptians built the Giza Pyramids between which time?

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2589 and 2504 BC

48. Wen the first military action of the Cold War began?

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In June 1950

49. How long the Cold War continued?

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about 45 years

50. Which city is traditionally said to be built on seven hills?

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Rome

51. Who was born in 1210, died 1291 or 1292, was a major Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period from Shiraz, Iran?

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Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, alias Sheikh Saadi

52. Which two countries have the same flag?

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Monaco and Indonesia. Another pair is Chad and Romania.

53. Which two countries played the first international cricket match?

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The US and Canada in 1844

54. How many countries are a full member of the ICC?

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The ICC has 104 member nations currently: 12 Full Members that play Test matches, and 92 Associate Members.

55. Where was the very first Hard Rock Cafe opened?

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Piccadilly, London

56. She was only 14 when she married future Louis XVI in 1770, who is she?

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Marie Antoinette

57. Who was the first US President to declare war?

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James Madison

58. What French sculptor created the Statue of Liberty?

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

59. Occurred in 1347-1351 with its death toll 200M, what is the name of pandemic?

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Black Death

60. Who is the First Male Muslim convert in Islam in 610?

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Ali Ibn Abi Talib

61. In Ancient Egypt, the New Year celebration was called

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Wepet Renpet

62. The first living creature in space was a dog named Laika sent by the Soviet Union in which year?

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1957

63. Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is only 14 miles long, but how many giant volcanic rock statues called Moai are found fit there?

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887 giant head statues

64. Since Elizabeth was King Albert's oldest daughter, and he had no sons, she eventually became Queen in 1952. She's been Queen for 66 years, making her the longest-ruling British monarch. Who is she?

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Queen Elizabeth II

65. Leaning Tower of Pisa is a landmark and favored tourist spot with its surprising leans of over

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4 degrees to the side

66. Who was responsible for killing over 75 million Europeans in the Middle Ages?

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Rats

67. Who were King Tut's parents? King Tut died at 19years of age, considered Egypt's most famous and wealthiest pharaohs.

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They were most likely siblings, Akhenaten and one of his sisters.

68. In 1494, Europe experienced what closest thing to a real-life zombie outbreak?

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while there was a lot to love about the Renaissance in Europe, the concurrent syphilis outbreak was basically the real-world version of the zombie apocalypse.

69. Boston experienced a deadly molasses flood in which time of history?

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1919

70. A computer once did in 40 seconds what took a mathematician an entire lifetime

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He successfully calculated the first 527 digits, and found another 180 digits, though those calculations were incorrect.

71. A king made his subjects worship the corpse of his beloved

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This case of star-crossed lovers got weird fast. In fourteenth-century Portugal, the king's son, Don Pedro, fell in love with Inês de Castro.

72. “Full Teeth Removal” Used to Be a Wonderful Wedding Gift in

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19th century England

73. Polar bears became all the rage in which country, starting in the early 1920s when the Berlin Zoo acquired a pair of polar bear cubs.

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Germany

74. Which universities used to take nude photos of their Students in the late 1970s?

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Ivy League Universities

75. The Great French Mustache Strike took place in which time?

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19th and early 20th century

76. During which era, about a fifth of all military personnel were under 18, and more than 100,000 soldiers in the Union Army alone were 15 years old or younger?

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the US Civil War

77. What is the work which was planned as a gift from the French to America on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence?

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The Statue of Liberty

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