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General History quiz

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  1. Vorld War One Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes was the northern part of the Central Powers` offensive on the Eastern Front in the winter of…
  2. The Phoenicians called Utica the "old city." What city did they call Kart-Hadasht, meaning "New City"?
  3. Who was the US Naval Commander in charge at Pearl Harbor, at the time of the attack?
  4. Most of the Great Wall of China was constructed during what Chinese dynasty?
  5. When Christopher Columbus "discovered" the New World on Oct. 12, 1492, where (probably) was he?
  6. How many slave states remained part of the Union during the Civil war?
  7. World War II:  At what conference did the Allies set the terms for the Japanese surrender?
  8. Which political party nominated Zachary Taylor for the 1848 presidential election?
  9. Which country`s leaders claimed descent from King Menelik, said to be the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon?
  10. The Charge of the Light Brigade was a failed military action involving the British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October…
  11. This kingdom achieved independence 1922, but issues of British military occupation and problems concerning a neighboring country only settled by treaty 1936.
  12. Which Soviet espionage organisation warned the Soviet Front commanders about the German offensive, planned to begin between July 3rd and July 6th, 1943?

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The Cadaver Synod

Pope Stephen VI dug up his predecessor's corpse and put it on trial.

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Chinese Militia

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Animals on Trial

Strange justice: the animals who went on trial in the Middle Ages

March 1924: Hippo cart

March 1924: Hippo cart

After considerable coaching at the hands of an animal trainer, “Lotus,” a circus hippopotamus…

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George Washington

George Washington Never Had Wooden Teeth…

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Typhoid Mary

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