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Milan - Napoleon lasted 9 years as the King of Italy.After becoming the emperor of France, Napoleon also wanted to be the King of Italy. What city was he crowned in?

       a. Milan
       b. Napoli
       c. Rome
       d. Venice

Physics and chemistry - Maria Curie was the first female professor at the University of Paris.Maria Curie won two Nobel Prizes. What were they?

       a. Chemistry, twice
       b. Physics and chemistry
       c. Chemistry and literature
       d. Physics, twice

Julio-Claudian - Claudius, Augustus, Tiberius and Caligula also belonged to this family line.Nero belonged to which ancient Roman dynasty?

       a. Ceacilii Metelli
       b. Julio-Claudian
       c. Junii
       d. Nerva-Antonine

Queen Victoria - We are talking, of course, about the Victoria Cross.This military award was introduced by one of the rulers of Britain. It is given for the "... most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy". Which ruler introduced the award?

       a. Queen Victoria
       b. King Edward VII
       c. Queen Elizabeth II
       d. King William III

Bethlehem - He is called Jesus of Nazareth because most of his teachings took place in Nazareth.Where was Jesus Christ born?

       a. Nazareth
       b. Bethlehem
       c. Jerusalem
       d. Kansan

She was burned at the stake - Joan is famous for lifting the siege of Orleans in only 9 days, for which she is titled the Maiden of Orleans.How did Joan of Arc die?

       a. She was burned at the stake
       b. She was poisoned
       c. She was decapitated
       d. She died of natural causes

David - The King of Clubs is Alexander the Great.The King, Queen and Jack of every color in modern playing cards represents a real historical figure. The King of Hearts is Charlemagne, the King of Diamonds is Julius Caesar. Who is the King of Spades?

       a. Alexander the Great
       b. Hector
       c. David
       d. Lancelot

Albanian - Her real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, "By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus." Who was she by blood?

       a. Serbian
       b. Macedonian
       c. Albanian
       d. Indian

Georgian - Although he studied in a seminar to become an orthodox priest, he was an atheist.What was the nationality of Joseph Stalin?

       a. Russian
       b. Kazakh
       c. Georgian
       d. Ukrainian

The White Death - Hayha was a Finnish farmer and a hunter.Simo Hayha is known as one of the best snipers in history with 505 confirmed kills. The Soviets nicknamed him...?

       a. The Grim Reaper
       b. The Great Sniper
       c. The White Death
       d. The Finnish Dog

Alexander VI - It is thought that almost all of royal houses in Western and Southern Europe descended from this man.Rodrigo Lanzor de Borja is known as one of the most controversial popes in history. What was his name as a pope?

       a. Alexander VI
       b. Pius IX
       c. Innocent III
       d. Julius II

Martha Washington - The other woman that appeared (but does not anymore) was Pocahontas.The only woman present on US currency is...?

       a. Martha Washington
       b. Alice Lee
       c. Michelle Obama
       d. Eleanor Roosevelt

Vaclav Havel - Vaclav Havel was the prime minister and president of the Czech Republic for many years, and voted one of the most influential intellectuals of the 20th century.Playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician, chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, born in Prague. Whom are we talking about?

       a. Ivan Gasparovic
       b. Vaclav Havel
       c. Vaclav Klaus
       d. Lech Walesa

The Soviet Union - The Iron Lady emphasized her uncompromising leadership style.A journalist dubbed Margaret Thatcher the "Iron Lady". Where was he from?

       a. The US
       b. United Kingdom
       c. The Soviet Union
       d. China

Teeth - Mao largely neglected his dental hygiene.According to the book "The Private Life of Chairman Mao", Mao Zedong had health problems with one particular thing. What was it?

       a. Teeth
       b. Heart
       c. Eyes
       d. Brain

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