History General Knowledge #11

Answer these random history questions.
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Last updated: March 15, 2017
First submittedMarch 13, 2017
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Where were gunpowder, paper, the compass, and the printing press invented?
China
Who said “The Eagle has Landed” on July 20, 1969?
Neil Armstrong
What general won the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805?
Napoleon
What Mesoamerican civilization mysteriously collapsed around 900 A.D.?
Classic Maya
What Argentinian first lady was known as "Evita"?
Eva Perón
What country had the most deaths from the 2004 tsunami?
Indonesia
Who was the only female Prime Minister of India?
Indira Gandhi
Who was Prime Minister of the U.K. from 1997-2007?
Tony Blair
To what Native American group did Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse belong?
Lakota Sioux
What country united Germany under its leadership in 1871?
Prussia
What couple were executed for giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union?
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Who wrote the musical piece known as "The Ride of the Valkyries"?
Richard Wagner
What country built a thousand mile long, rabbit-proof fence in 1907?
Australia
What French designer designed the “little black dress” and was
probably a Nazi collaborator?
Coco Chanel
What was the main export of Jamaica during its colonial period?
Sugar
What was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in the 1890s?
Radio
Who fled from Tibet to India in 1959?
The Dalai Lama
During what gold rush was Jack London’s novel “White Fang” set?
Klondike Gold Rush
What is either a type of orange or a term for a bureaucrat of ancient China?
Mandarin
What South African nation was led by the warrior-king Shaka?
Zulu
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Level 79
Mar 13, 2017
Wikipedia lists "Alaska Gold Rush" and "Yukon Gold Rush" as other names for "Klondike Gold Rush".
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Level 82
Mar 14, 2017
Agreed. Those are acceptable answers on other quizzes.
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Level 85
Mar 15, 2017
Same issue came up on another recently published quiz, and the answer was changed to accept Yukon.
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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2017
Yukon will work now
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Level 68
Mar 14, 2017
I'm sure there are a few people who tried other words for the eighth question before entering the correct answer. Lol.
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Level 78
Mar 15, 2017
What other words are there for the Prime Minister? Is this a British joke that is over my head?
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Level 74
May 22, 2017
I'm British and I don't get it... Maybe expletives or something?
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2018
Bliar is quite commonly used by those who doubt his honesty so maybe that was what Algernon had in mind?
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Level 69
Jan 26, 2018
I put Tony W. Blair. His foreign policy, in particular, always made me get him mixed up with another guy.
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2018
Yeah, sorry. Janjan is correct, I was implying a lot of people would have 'other' names for him. The type of name that Jetpunk won't let you type. Tony Blair is quite unpopular with both sides of the political spectrum in Britain.
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Level 81
Jun 21, 2018
Bush?
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Level 72
Nov 3, 2017
The Prime Minister's official title is First Lord of the Treasury.
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Level 37
Jan 26, 2018
Napoleon was already Emperor in 1805, not general.
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Level 54
Jan 26, 2018
While leading armies in the field, General is an appropriate term, regardless of other political titles held.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2018
Finally a general knowledge quiz that just happened to tap into the things I know. Got 'em all with 2:58 to spare so this must have been an easy one.
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Level 39
Jan 30, 2018
Yeah I finished with 1:54
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2020
I didn't get the rosenberg one right
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Level 31
Feb 21, 2018
How can it say I got 50% correct on some questions when I got them right. ?
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Level 63
Oct 24, 2019
You've probably taken the quiz before. The column "Your %" is the quotient of:

(numbers of times you've answered that question correctly)
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(number of times you've answered the question in total)
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Level 81
Jun 21, 2018
Perhaps that's how the rest of us dillweeds fared if you're looking at the left % column. Your average for all the times you've done this quiz are on the right.
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2019
Is an event from 2004 really history?
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Level 63
Oct 24, 2019
Yeah. 15 years is a fair amount of time and definitely qualifies as recent history.