History General Knowledge #6

Can you answer these random history questions?
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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 Mediterranean 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
Which King of England was beheaded?
King Charles I
What African-American athlete defied Hitler's theories of racial superiority by winning
four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics?
Jesse Owens
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 80
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 72
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 67
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 80
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 60
Jan 16, 2017
If only I knew east from west. D'oh!
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Level 77
Oct 21, 2017
Too monarch-centric...
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Level 54
Dec 15, 2017
No, no, no. We need more kings.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2020
A benevolent dictatorship/monarchy is probably the best form of government. The problem is that the non-benevolent version is much more common.
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Level 69
Jun 7, 2018
Someone want to save me a trip to Google, the abolitionist and Harper's Ferry.....?
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2018
only reason i guessed was because of the song, John Brown's body
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Level 50
Dec 9, 2018
"Believed" to have originated? Chess did originate in India, no doubt about it.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2020
Were you there?
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Level 51
Jul 8, 2019
Persia should be accepted for India.
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Level 66
Sep 13, 2020
Wow this quiz had 4 questions about the UK compared to 4 about the U.S., definitely not U.S.-centric...