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1888 - Jack the Ripper is the most common name given to the unidentified serial killer who committed his killings around the Whitechapel district of London.In what year did the infamous Jack the Ripper commit his crimes?

a. 1906
b. 1854
c. 1924
d. 1888

Astronaut - Bean was the fourth person to walk on the moon.Currently a painter, in what profession did Alan LaVern Bean find fame?

a. Actor
b. Astronaut
c. Writer
d. Politician

A pistol - Abraham Lincoln was shot by a Derringer.Assassinated on April 15, 1865, which weapon did John Wilkes Booth use to kill Abraham Lincoln?

a. A knife
b. A pistol
c. A rifle
d. A sword

Shah Jahan - Construction on the Taj Mahal began in 1632.Located in India, who built the mausoleum "Taj Mahal"?

a. Jahangir
b. Shah Alam
c. Sher Shah Suri
d. Shah Jahan

Attila the Hun - This name was given to him by the Catholic Church.Which of these historic figures was dubbed "Scourge of God"?

a. Joseph Stalin
b. Fidel Castro
c. Peter the Great
d. Attila the Hun

William Shakespeare - Anne was married to William until her death in 1663 at the age of 67.Married in 1582, who was Anne Hathaway's husband?

a. Francis Drake
b. Sir Francis Bacon
c. William Shakespeare
d. Henry the Eighth

Truman - Truman had a sign with this slogan on his desk.Which U.S. President used the slogan "The Buck Stops Here"?

a. Truman
b. Nixon
c. Kennedy
d. Regan

Howard Carter - All of these people were archeologists.Which of these people discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen?

a. Pierre Montet
b. Alexander Thom
c. Howard Carter
d. Alfred Kidder

1952 - Britain was the third country to get the bomb.When did Great Britain get the atomic bomb?

a. 1867
b. 1974
c. 1952
d. 1914

Argentina - Eva passed away in 1952.A part of international pop culture, Eva Peron was married to the president of which nation?

a. Spain
b. Portugal
c. Argentina
d. Mexico

1769 - New Zealand was claimed by Captain James Cook.In what year was New Zealand claimed by Great Britain?

a. 1834
b. 1634
c. 1769
d. 1721

The fountain pen - Lewis founded the Watermen Pen Company in 1883.What useful item, still used today, did Lewis Waterman patent in 1884?

a. The fountain pen
b. The windshield wiper
c. The printing press
d. The aqualung

1977 - Jerry was also on the Cincinnati City council in 1971.When did Jerry Springer become the mayor of Cincinnati?

a. 1986
b. 1977
c. 1991
d. 1994

Charlemagne - Charlemagne is also known as Charles the Great.Who was the son of Pepin the Short?

a. Richard the Lionhearted
b. Charlemagne
c. Kublai Khan
d. Plato

Nine days - Lady Jane was beheaded.How long did Lady Jane Grey rule England?

a. Nine days
b. Six years
c. 29 years
d. 43 years

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