History General Knowledge #10

Can you answer these random history questions?
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What English King fought in the Crusades and battled against Saladin?
Richard the Lionheart
What creature was often used for the medical treatment of bloodletting?
Leeches
What plant, imported from the New World, changed the face of Italian cooking?
Tomato
What notorious leader had a similar style mustache to Charlie Chaplin?
Adolf Hitler
What country was known as the CCCP in its own language?
USSR
What composer died while composing a Requiem in 1791?
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
What fur-trading company, founded in 1670, once owned about 1/3rd of Canada's land?
Hudson's Bay
Company
What was the de-facto state religion of the Achaemenid Persian empire?
(hint: starts with Z)
Zoroastrianism
What type of craft was the Hindenburg?
Zeppelin
Who famously wore a pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat on a fateful day in 1963?
Jackie Kennedy
What African country did Italy invade in 1935?
Ethiopia
What was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California in 1848?
Gold
Who was killed in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914?
Franz Ferdinand
What German kingdom was ruled by Ludwig II, builder of the
famous Neuschwanstein castle?
Bavaria
What country was personally owned (and abused) by King Leopold of Belgium?
D.R. Congo
What Maoist economic program resulted in a famine that killed at least 20 million people?
Great Leap
Forward
What city did the Nazis besiege for 872 days but never capture?
Leningrad
What group, established after WWI, was a failed predecessor to the United Nations?
League of Nations
What facial hair style was made famous by American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside?
Sideburns
What industrialist became the world's first dollar billionaire - thanks to his
monopoly on the US oil industry?
John D. Rockefeller
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Level 56
Apr 24, 2015
Can you include mutton chops as an answer for facial hair? It's describing a similar thing I feel.
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Level 70
Feb 6, 2016
Agreed. That was my first try as well.
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Level ∞
Feb 21, 2017
Mutton chop will work now, but I feel like the correct answer is obvious. Burnside. Sideburns. :)
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Level 63
Apr 23, 2021
What about Welsh general Gareth Chopmutton?
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Level 82
Sep 3, 2015
Nitpicking: the correct answer should read Congo Free State (though Congo should still be accepted)
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Level 58
Sep 3, 2015
Burnsides had mutton chops. He made the style popular and in the late 1870s, people started calling them "burnsides." It wasn't until after his death that the whiskers were known as "sideburns."
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Level 57
Jun 2, 2021
My dentist was a direct descendent of general Burnside :) had his pictures up on his wall and everything.
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Level 54
Sep 4, 2015
The USSR was not called CCCP in Russian. The Cyrillic letters *look* that way to our eyes, but the correct name would be SSSR.
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2015
Second that
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Level 78
Apr 10, 2017
If it's written in Russian, it's CCCP, nothing wrong with the description.
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Level 75
Jan 17, 2018
The CCCP part of the question is totally fine, but it should be just "CCCP" and not "the CCCP" since there is no article - definitely no definite one - in Russian, and even if there were one, it wouldn't be "the" since Russian has neither the "th" nor the "h" sound.
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Level 82
Jan 18, 2018
The cyrillic letters look similar to roman letters but ponnuki is correct.
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2015
Can you accept "zepplin"? I always forget that there's another E in there.
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Level 53
Sep 4, 2015
How about muttonchops for Ambrose Burnside?
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Level 79
Oct 28, 2015
Is sideburns not the most obvious answer... considering his name??
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Level 53
Sep 7, 2015
Todd: "... Mutton chops or goatee?"

Guard: "Uhhhh, mutton chops my lord?"

Todd: "No, shoot yourself in the head".

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Level 39
Feb 21, 2018
Dirgible should be allowed for the Hindenburg question.
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2021
No, it shouldn't. Dirigible, on the other hand, could be.
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Level 82
Jun 5, 2018
I always wonder what Italian cuisine was like before the tomato. Seems hard to imagine today.
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Level 70
Jun 7, 2018
"Hudson" is not acceptable? Not even "Hudson bay company"! Really?
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Level 82
Aug 28, 2019
Hudson Bay works.
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Level 65
Apr 28, 2021
I can't imagine why just "Hudson" should work
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Level 25
Apr 23, 2021
Seeing as 'Leningrad' is an option for St Petersburg, 'Abyssinia' should be an option for Ethiopia
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Level 48
Apr 23, 2021
Michael Jordan should be acceptable for the Chaplin mustache one.
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Level 32
Apr 23, 2021
When you can't spell Zoroastrianism...
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Level 63
Apr 23, 2021
Ah, Rockefeller. Every time I think about him I think about 9th grade history class, where we watched "The Men Who Built America" and all male-attracted students were like "dang Rockefeller is so hot"
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Level 31
Apr 23, 2021
I got them all right on the first try, and it didn't even take long, because I'M THE WIZ AND NOOOOOOBODY BEATS ME.
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Level 22
Apr 25, 2021
I only got the Ethiopia one because in my head I was quoting the "entire history of the world, i guess" video where he says "They never got Ethiopia" and i figured id give it a shot