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Which of Henry VIII's wives gave birth to Elizabeth I?

  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Katherine Parr

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What 19th-century president erroneously noted: "The ballot is stronger than the bullet"?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • James Madison
  • Abraham Lincoln

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What Eastern European city was the last city to be liberated in World War II?

  • Moscow
  • Budapest
  • Prague
  • Belgrade

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Who invented the thermometer in 1593?

  • Galileo Galilei
  • Thomas Adams
  • Sir William Hamilton
  • Edward Teller

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Which comic strip devised by Otto Mesmer first appeared in 1931?

  • Dick Tracy
  • Felix the Cat
  • The Wizard of Id
  • Little Orphan Annie

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What song, popular in the First World War, was written by George and Felix Powell?

  • It's A Long Way To Tipperary
  • Goodbye-ee
  • The Roses of Picardy
  • Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag

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In which year did the famous Titanic sink?

  • 1901
  • 1908
  • 1912
  • 1918

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In which year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?

  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000

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Who became US president after Herbert Hoover?

  • Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Dwight D Eisenhower
  • Harry S Truman
  • Warren G Harding

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Who in 1963 murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of US President John F Kennedy?

  • Carlos Bringuier
  • Jack Ruby
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Edwin Walker

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Which planet was discovered by William Herschel 1781?

  • Uranus
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Mercury

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In 1926, 19 year-old Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to do what?

  • Go in a hot air balloon
  • Sail around the world
  • Climb Mount Everest
  • Swim the English Channel

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In what year, generally regarded as marking the end of the Cold War, did the Berlin Wall come down?

  • 1978
  • 1980
  • 1989
  • 1992

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Which English King abdicated in 1936?

  • William II
  • Henry I
  • Richard II
  • Edward VIII

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Who was told “Beware the Ides of March”?

  • Cleopatra VII
  • Mark Antony
  • Julius Caesar
  • Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

 

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