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What "Shepherd of the Ocean" has a North Carolina city named for
a. Francis Drake
b. Walter Raleigh
c. Christopher Columbus
d. Martin Frobisher
Operating from his capital at Caesarea, who was the Roman governor
of Judea, Samaria and Idumaea from AD 26 to AD 36?
a. Herod Antipas
b. Joseph of Arimathea
c. Pontius Pilate
d. Titus Andronicus
In 1968, tanks rolled into what city's Wenceslas Square?
To get Americans to save energy and to "whip inflation now," what
president sent out WIN buttons?
a. Gerald Ford
b. Jimmy Carter
c. Richard Nixon
d. Ronald Reagan
Which president was murdered by a pro-Grant "Stalwart" named
Charles Guiteau, who'd been looking for a patronage job as US consul in Paris?
a. John Kennedy
b. William McKinley
c. James Garfield
d. Abraham Lincoln
Urging his colleagues to sign the Declaration of Independence, who
said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"?
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. Thomas Paine
d. John Adams
On October 4, 1992, shortly after take-off from the Schipol
Airport, an El Al Boeing 747 crashed in a residential area of what city?
c. Tel Aviv
d. The Hague
There was a Barbary Coast in San Francisco, but where was the
original, pirate-infested Barbary Coast?
a. South America
b. North Africa
c. West Indies
Isaac Brock, from the Channel Islands, died winning the Battle of
Queenston Heights during what war?
a. War of 1812
b. English Civil War
c. American Revolution
d. War of the Roses
In the 1830s, which president bypassed the official cabinet for a
a. Andrew Jackson
b. Ulysses Grant
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. Warren Harding
On sailing into Manila Bay, who said, "You may fire when you are
a. George Dewey
b. Thomas Dewey
c. John Dewey
d. Melvil Dewey
In WWII, who qualified to win Britain's Dickin Medal for Valor?
a. Coast Guard and Merchant Marine members
b. Non-British Commonwealth citizens
c. Animals and birds
In 1966, it was revealed that what country's associate minister of
defence had had an affair with a hooker and spy named Gerda Munsinger?
d. West Germany
The owners of the Sampoong Department Store opted to add another
floor and a swimming pool, which collapsed on June 30, 1995, in what city?
The Democrats won the popular vote, but Florida was one of three
states with disputed results. Sound familiar? Who won the presidential election ... of 1876?
a. Rutherford Hayes
b. William McKinley
c. James Buchanan
d. John Quincy Adams
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