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Pistol Random Trivia 4

A short collection of random general trivia. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What conqueror named a city after his favourite horse?

  • Kublai Khan
  • Alexander the Great
  • Napoleon

2

What served as the key to deciphering hieroglyphics?

  • Rosetta Stone
  • Book of the Dead
  • Dead Sea Scrolls

3

Which archaeologist rediscovered the ancient city of Troy in 1870?

  • Howard Carter
  • Arthur Evans
  • Heinrich Schliemann

4

What does the Mohs scale measure?

  • Wind speed
  • Hardness
  • Elasticity

5

Which religious order originally distilled the liqueur called Chartreuse?

  • Dominicans
  • Franciscans
  • Carthusians

6

The national emblem of Ireland is the shamrock. What is the emblem of Scotland?

  • Rose
  • Thistle
  • Heather

7

What is the spice that is found wrapped around a nutmeg?

  • Cinnamon
  • Mace
  • Mastic

8

What breed of dog stands the tallest?

  • Irish wolfhound
  • Afghan hound
  • Bullmastiff

9

What is another name for the dog sometimes called the Alsatian?

  • Spitz
  • Doberman pinscher
  • German shepherd

10

Which Englishwoman, a mathematician and daughter of a famous poet, is considered the first computer programmer?

  • Augusta Ada King, countess of Lovelace
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Dorothy Wordsworth

 

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