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Elizabeth I - It is Ireland's oldest university.Who founded Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland?

a. James I
b. Mary Queen of Scots
c. Henry VIII
d. Elizabeth I

1547 - His reign lasted from 16 January 1547 to 28 March 1584.In what year was Ivan the Terrible crowned first Czar of Russia?

a. 1647
b. 1547
c. 1447
d. 1347

William the Conqueror - Today the castle is a popular tourist attraction.Who directed the construction of the "Tower of London"?

a. George I
b. William the Conqueror
c. Queen Victoria
d. Henry VIII

Napoleon's Brother Ludwig - Napoleon had four brothers and three sisters.Who became King of The Netherlands in 1806?

a. Napoleon's Brother Ludwig
b. Leopold I
c. Graf von Lothringen
d. Napoleon

March 5, 1867 - Due to British infiltration and poor planning, the rebellion never got off the ground.When did the abortive "Fenian Uprising" take place in Ireland against English rule?

a. March 5, 1667
b. March 5, 1867
c. March 5, 1897
d. March 5, 1767

Anne of Brittany - Anne of Brittany was married three times, but never to King Henry VIII.Which of the following were never married to King Henry VIII of England?

a. Anne of Brittany
b. Katherine Parr
c. Katherine of Aragon
d. Anne of Cleves

French - Alexander VI was Pope from 1492 to 1503.Pope Alexander VI founded the Holy League in 1495 to expel whose invading forces from Italy?

a. English
b. Moors
c. Holy Roman Empire
d. French

April 16, 1996 - Sarah has never remarried.When did Britain's Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Dutchess of York, announce they were getting a divorce?

a. April 16, 1993
b. April 16, 1991
c. April 16, 1996
d. April 16, 1989

Harold - Harold Harefoot and Harold Godwinson.In 11th Century England, there were two kings with the same name, one a Dane and one a Saxon. What name?

a. George
b. Henry
c. Harold
d. William

James I - James I rule lasted from 24 March 1603 to 27 March 1625.Charles I ascended to the English throne on March 27, 1625. Whom did he succeed?

a. George I
b. William III
c. James II
d. James I

Edward III - The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry existing in England.Which English king established the "The Most Noble Order of the Garter" on April 23, 1348?

a. George I
b. Edward I
c. Edward II
d. Edward III

Six days - Mary was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland when he died.How old was Mary Stuart when she ascended to the Scottish throne?

a. Two years
b. Twenty-one
c. Twenty-two
d. Six days

Augustus - Augustus ruled from 16 January 27 BC to 19 August AD 14.Who was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor?

a. Theodosius I
b. Constantine I
c. Augustus
d. Diocletian

Black Death - It took over 150 years for Europe's population to recover.Killing between 75 to 200 million people, what devastating pandemic peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350?

a. Black Death
b. Plague of Justinian
c. Spanish Flu
d. Antonine Plague

Thirty Years' War - One of the results of the war was the division of Germany into many territories.What European war was ended with the treaties of Osnabruck and Munster?

a. Thirty Years' War
b. Anglo–French War
c. Great Northern War
d. Napoleonic Wars

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