World History Quiz

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World History Quiz

History
2013-12-06

What great South African man of state died on the 5th of December 2013?

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History
2013-11-13

Which typhoon killed thousands of people in the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013?

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History
2013-11-13

When Typhoon Yoloanda hit the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013, its wind speeds exceeded 250 km/h making it equivalent to a category 5 tropical storm. What is the scale use to categorize hurricanes and typhoons called?

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History
2013-11-12

Which French president said on the 29th of January 1963 'Non' to a British membership of the European Economic Community?

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History
2013-11-12

Which explorer and missionary physician had his 200th birthday on the 19th of March 2013?

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History
2013-11-12

Who was on the 16th of June 1963 sent into space as the first woman in the world ever?

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History
2013-11-12

On the 22nd of November 2013 fifty years had passed since an American president died under considerable media attention and subsequent national mourning. What was his name?

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History
2013-11-12

On the 5th of August 1963 the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union agreed on the terms of a common treaty which entered into force definitively on the 10th of October later that year. What was the agreement about?

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History
2013-11-12

In March 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test and threatened at the same time to cancel the ceasefire agreement with South Korea. How old was the ceasefire in 2013?

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History
2013-11-11

Which of the following famous speeches had in 2013 its 50th anniversary?

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History
2013-11-06

The two main suspects in the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013 were mistakenly assumed to come from a European country by many Americans. Which country?

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History
2013-11-06

Where was one of the two main suspects found and detained ending the great manhunt following the terrorist attack in Boston on the 15th of April 2013?

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History
2013-10-22

At a press conference on the 26th of August 2013 the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informed about evidence proving that the Syrian regime had used a special type of weapon. Which type?

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History
2013-10-22

In 2013 the Ba'ath party became known worldwide for their regime and participation in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Which country is the party also known for its connection to?

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History
2013-10-22

What is the name of the Egyptian president, who was deposed on the 3rd of July 2013, in what some called a democratic coup, and some called a military coup?

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History
2013-10-22

To which organization belonged many of the Egyptians, who were persecuted and arrested in the period following the military coup in Egypt on the 3rd of July 2013?

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History
2013-10-22

In which country did the military depose the country's democratically elected president on the 3rd of July 2013, and following install their own transitional government?

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History
2013-10-22

The semi-professional women's basketball team, the Boston Bulldogs, changed its name from one day to the next in 2013. What name did the basketball team have in the past?

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History
2013-10-21

On the 21st of July 2013 Belgium got a new king as Albert II renounced the throne. Who was Belgium's new king?

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History
2013-10-21

Belgium got a new reigning king in 2013 as Albert II renounced the throne because of bad health. How many reigning queens has the country had?

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History
2012-07-11

Which of the following people is known for its good work with poor people in India and received the Nobles Peace Prize?

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History
2012-06-19

The African president Mobutu Sese Soku ruled Zaire for approximately 32 years. Which ministerial post has his son had in the Congolese government?

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History
2012-06-19

What was the name of the female commander who was burned as a heretic in 1431 and canonized in 1920?

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History
2012-06-19

Sailor Sir Francis Drake sailed in 1563 towards the Spanish mainland colonies. What was one of the reasons why he hated the Spaniards?

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History
2012-06-19

Which outlaw from the wild west who only turned 21 years old, is said to have shot one man for every year he lived?

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History
2012-06-19

Which highwayman was immortalised by the novelist William Answorth in his novel "Rookwood" from 1834?

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History
2012-06-19

Which job had the legendary pirate Black Bart on board the slave ship Princess, before he became pirate?

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History
2012-06-19

What is the name of the famous bank robber who was the leader of the James-Younger-Gang and was killed by one of his own gang members?

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History
2012-06-19

Which British Prime Minister is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in wartime who also suffered with a speech problem?

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History
2012-06-19

What is the name of the famous dictator who was killed and hanged by his feet from a lamppost?

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History
2012-06-19

Which U.S. president died in 1841 of pneumonia after only being in office for about a month?

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History
2012-05-04

In which of the following buildings would gladiators fight until death?

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History
2012-04-25

Which regent could on February 6 2012 celebrate the 60th year and hereby diamond jubilee on the throne?

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History
2012-04-25

The British monarch Queen Victoria could in year 1897 celebrate her diamond jubilee on the throne. Who is the only other person to reign more than 60 years on the British throne?

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History
2011-12-29

In ancient civilizations, removal of the human penis of fallen enemies was sometimes used as a means of what?

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History
2011-11-25

From 1905 onwards, Lenin was exiled in Europe. When did he return to St. Petersburg?

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History
2011-11-25

The Space Shuttle Challenger had its maiden flight in 1983 and exploded three years later. What was the reason?

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History
2011-11-25

When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, the entire crew was instantly killed. How many astronauts were on board?

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History
2011-11-25

Why did the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrate during its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere?

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History
2011-11-24

Until her death, Adolf Hitler's life companion remained virtually unknown to the German public. What was her name?

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History
2011-11-22

When was the last person in France killed by being decapitated by a guillotine?

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History
2011-11-22

Who is - perhaps unjustly - known for the words "L'Etat, c'est moi!"?

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History
2011-11-22

Who is the longest-ruling Head of State in the history of Europe?

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History
2011-11-22

According to a persistent rumour, George Washington had teeth made out of wood. An examination has shown that his false teeth were made out of a different material altogether. Which one?

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History
2011-11-22

The Red Baron is a flying ace, credited with more air combat victories than any other pilots. How many?

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History
2011-11-22

It is the most known airplane from World War I and was flown by the Red Baron. What is the model called?

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History
2011-11-22

Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) was a German squadron of fighter jets during World War 1. Under which other name was it known?

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History
2011-11-22

Who was known as the leader of Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1), a German unit of fighter jets operating during World War I?

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History
2011-11-22

Bank of England is located in Threadneedle Street in City of London. What is its nick-name?

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History
2011-11-22

The Bank of England was founded in 1694 which makes it the world's...?

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