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History General Knowledge #6

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Last updated: January 10, 2015
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Who is said to have committed suicide via an asp bite?
Cleopatra
Who was Louis XVI's wife?
Marie Antoinette
In what city did Muhammad die?
Medina
What paper-like writing material was used by the ancient Egyptians?
Papyrus
On what famous statue is it written "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses"?
The Statue of Liberty
In what country is chess thought to have originated?
India
What city marked the easternmost point of Napoleon's conquests?
Moscow
What "stick-thin" model became a symbol of Swingin' Sixties London?
Twiggy
What ancient language was the first to develop a sound-based alphabet?
Phoenician
What Russian princess, murdered in 1918, did many imposters claim to be?
Anastasia
What name is given to the Japanese suicide pilots of WWII?
Kamikaze
What was the last name of power couple Eva and Juan?
Perón
What abolitionist raided Harpers Ferry in 1859?
John Brown
What African-American athlete defied Hitler's theories of racial superiority by winning
four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics?
Jesse Owens
Which English king was beheaded?
King Charles I
In what city did Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier have a "thrilling" fight?
Manila
What became the 50th U.S. state in 1959?
Hawaii
Whose advisors included Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey, and Thomas Cromwell?
King Henry VIII
On what ship did English sailors mutiny against Captain Bligh?
HMS Bounty
What drug did Sigmund Freud recommend as a pain reliever, stimulant,
and nasal decongestant?
Cocaine
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level 63
Jan 9, 2015
I think the question about the stick-thin model should read "Swinging Sixties" not "Swinging Sixies"
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level ∞
Jan 10, 2015
Okay fixed.
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level 73
Jun 11, 2015
oh... Moscow... duh.... somehow I misread that clue as Alexander, not Napoleon, and spent two minutes guessing cities in India and Pakistan.
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level 65
Jun 11, 2015
I tried about twenty different spellings for Marie Antoinette... :(
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level 27
Nov 8, 2017
Didn't work for mary antoinette.
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level 64
Dec 16, 2017
Because her name was Marie, not Mary.
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level 25
Jun 15, 2015
Can you accept Madeenah for Medina.
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level 73
Dec 15, 2017
Or even Yathrib... the name of the city. Medina/Madinah is just short for "Madinah an Nabi": city of the prophet.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
If only I knew east from west. D'oh!
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level 66
Oct 13, 2017
Charles was a King of England, but he wasn't an English king. He was Scottish.
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level 39
Nov 4, 2017
If he was king of England he was an English king. Nobody asked for his lineage
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level 66
Dec 15, 2017
You're not really that familiar with how royal succession works are you?
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level 34
Jan 12, 2018
It doesn't matter if his lineage was English or not, because his father was the king of England. It seems you are the one who is not familiar with how royal succession works. And divantilya is correct in saying that a king of England is the same thing as an English king.
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level 75
Oct 21, 2017
Too monarch-centric...
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level 44
Dec 15, 2017
No, no, no. We need more kings.
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level 39
Dec 17, 2017
to Ruftytufty: You mean "know" Like that few of them actually come from England, and that the current crop are German? - I know at least as much as you do, I'm sure.
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level 66
Jun 7, 2018
Someone want to save me a trip to Google, the abolitionist and Harper's Ferry.....?
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level 51
Oct 7, 2018
only reason i guessed was because of the song, John Brown's body