The Big History Quiz – Level 1

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How many seats did the majority of Spitfire fighter plane have?
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How many wives did Henry VIII have?
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 How many years did the '21 Year War'  between Sweden and Russia last? 
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How many pennies were there in a pre decimal pound?
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In which year was the Gunpowder Plot?
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What year saw Adolph Hitler committing suicide?
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In which year was JFK assassinated?
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In what year was the Falkland war?
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In which year did a US-led coalition invade Iraq?
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Which country did the USSR invade in 1979?
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What was banned in USA in January 1920?
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One of the ancient world wonders, the 'Hanging Gardens', was found in which city?
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What was named after a hydrogen bomb test?
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Robben Island was a prison near which city?
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Iceland and the Uk were caught up in which war?
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King William the Bastard was also known by which other name?
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Of which country was Greenland a colony until 1981?
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The patron saint of England is famous for killing which type of creature?
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William Kemmler, back in 1890, was the first person to be killed using what lethal method?
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What was special about Louise Brown, born July 25, 1978 in England?
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During the second world war in Germany it was forbidden to give a horse which name?
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Who shot Lee Harvey Oswald?
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What was the first name of the US President known by the nickname JFK?
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Which explorer was the first to circumnavigate the globe?
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What species were Benjy and Laska, who were sent into space in 1958?
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Which European country is ruled by The House of Orange?
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What was the name of Christopher Columbus' smallest  ship?
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What nationality was Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole?
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In what industry did John Davidson Rockefeller get rich?
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Who was Pakistan's President in 2006?
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Which organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1917?
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What was 10th century English king Ethelred's nickname?
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Queen Elizabeth I of England was also known by which name?
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What weather phenomenon was the Norse god Thor thought to control?
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King Henry VII of England was a member of which royal house?
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Which Swedish motor vehicle manufacturer acquired the Dutch company DAF in the mid-1970s?
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Where did Napoleon Bonaparte suffer his last defeat?
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As of 2014, how many mummies have been found in the Great Pyramid of Giza?
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In which year was gold first discovered in California?
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In which year was the light bulb first presented?
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When were the earliest settlers said to have arrived in Ireland?
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Which Apollo mission was responsible for the first humans landing on the moon?
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Who was the Roman emperor at the supposed time of the birth of Jesus Christ?
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In which modern day country was the Battle of Waterloo fought in 1815?
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Which European capital is also the name of Wellington's horse at Waterloo?
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Which woman was nicknamed "the lady of the lamp"?
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Which European country abolished its monarchy on June 1, 1973?
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Historically where could one have found warlords called shoguns?
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In 2013, which leader’s uncle came to a sticky end?
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What was the most populated city in the world in 2,000 BC?
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