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Which President's estate was called Hermitage?
a. Andres Jackson
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. Woodrow Wilson
Andres Jackson - This estate is located in Tennessee.
One of the most important naval battles of World War II, the
Battle of Midway was fought between the United States and which other nation?
Japan - Many consider the Midway the most decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.
Coazon Aquino was the President of which nation?
a. New Zealand
d. The Philippines
The Philippines - Corazon died in2009.
Alexander the Great succeeded his father to the throne in 336
BC after his father was assassinated. Who was his father?
a. Philip II of Macedon
b. Philip I of Macedon
c. Darius III
d. Alexander III of Macedon
Philip II of Macedon - Thought to be one of history's most successful commanders, Alexander was never
defeated in battle.
What feature was Ambrose Burnside noted for?
a. An extra finger
b. A cleft pallet
d. A club foot
Sideburns - The sideburn is actually named after his style of facial hair.
The Hundred Years' War was a series of battles fought between
England and France. How long did the war last?
a. 99 Years
b. 101 Years
c. 116 Years
d. 100 Years
116 Years - The war lasted from 1337 to 1453 and resulted in a French victory.
In 1978, Leo Ryan was assassinated. Where?
Guyana - Leo Ryan was a member of the Democratic Party.
In 1964, whom did Barry Goldwater run against?
a. Jimmy Carter
b. Gerald Ford
c. Lyndon Johnson
d. J. F. Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson - Barry Goldwater was a senator for five terms.
What was William Randolph Hearst's claim to fame?
b. Newspaper publisher
Newspaper publisher - William Randolph Hearst inherited his first paper The San Francisco Examiner.
Which one of these famous people formed a fire department in
a. Clark Gable
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. Arthur Miller
d. Theodore Roosevelt
Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin called the fire brigade The Union Fire Company.
What happened on the USS Creole, which made it famous?
a. Slave revolt
b. Set the record for the fastest nautical mile
c. Torpedoes an aircraft carrier
Slave revolt - The revolt occurred in 1841. It is considered the most successful slave revolt in US
What was the name of the first Pope from Poland?
a. Pope John Paul II
b. Pope Julius
c. Pope Paul
d. Pope Pius
Pope John Paul II - Pope John Paul was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in 1920. He was born in Wadowice.
Which city in the United States was the first to get a subway?
a. New York
d. San Francisco
Boston - Parts of the old system are still in use.
The Cinco de Mayo holiday remembers which battle?
a. Battle of Pueblo
b. Battle of New Orleans
c. Battle of Liberty Ridge
d. Battle of Trafalgar
Battle of Pueblo - This battle occurred between the French and the Mexicans.
When the United States declaration of Independence was signed,
who was the first to sign it?
a. Edward Rutledge
b. John Hancock
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. John Adams
John Hancock - The declaration was signed in 1774.
In what year did Joseph Stalin die?
1953 - Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union. He was 74 years old.
In what year was the first Noble Peace Prize awarded?
1901 - This distinguished prize was named after its founder Alfred Nobel.
Which state was the 14th to join the United States?
Vermont - Vermont was the first to join after the original 13 states.
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