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Sherman  - The march ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.Conducted through the state of Georgia in 1864, who lead the "March to the Sea"?

a. Sherman
b. Jackson
c. MacArthur
d. Custer

Madison - James Madison was the fourth President of the United States.Who was President of the United States during the war of 1812?

a. Polk
b. Taft
c. Jefferson
d. Madison

Timothy McVeigh - McVeigh killed 168 people in the bomb attack.Who was responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995?

a. Timothy McVeigh
b. Eric Robert Rudolph
c. Luke Helder
d. Theodore Kaczynski

Alabama - Illinois joined on the 3rd of December.Which U.S. state was granted statehood on December 14th, 1819?

a. Alabama
b. Georgia
c. Kansas
d. Ohio

Richard Cromwell - Cromwell became head of the state in 1658.Which commoner became the head of England for 264 days?

a. Lord Mountbatten
b. George Monck
c. Guy Fawkes
d. Richard Cromwell

Chicago - Named the Home Insurance Building, it was constructed in 1885.Where was the first skyscraper built in the United States?

a. New York
b. Detroit
c. Boston
d. Chicago

Dr. Christiaan Barnard - Dr. Charles Best helped to discover insulin.Who performed the first adult human heart transplant in 1967?

a. Dr. Christiaan Barnard
b. Dr. Frederick Banting
c. Dr. Alfred Blalock
d. Dr. Charles Best

The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.Which of the following codenames represents a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II?

a. The Philadelphia Experiment
b. Barbarossa
c. Operation Sea Lion
d. The Manhattan Project

Over Scotland - This tragic event occurred on the 21st of December 1988. Killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, where did Pan Am Flight 103 explode?

a. Over the Pacific
b. Over China
c. The Alps
d. Over Scotland

Stalin's daughter - Lana was Stalin's youngest child.Famous for defecting to the United States from Russia in 1967, who was Lana Peters?

a. Georgy Malenkov's daughter
b. Stalin's daughter
c. Vladimir Lenin's daughter
d. Vasily Zaitsev's daughter

1914 - World War I ended in 1918.In what year did WWI begin?

a. 1867
b. 1914
c. 1812
d. 1939

Austria - Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889.Where was the Fuhrer of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler born?

a. Germany
b. Russia
c. France
d. Austria

Dallas - Kennedy was shot on November 22nd 1963 in Dallas.In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

a. Dallas
b. Chicago
c. Washington DC
d. Houston

1950s - The Korean War was a civil war between North and South Korea.During which decade was the United States involved in the Korean War?

a. 1950s
b. 1980s
c. 1970s
d. 1920s

Sparta and Athens - The Spartans were victorious.Taking place from 431 to 404 BC, who fought in the Peloponnesian wars?

a. Rome and Sparta
b. Sparta and Athens
c. Pisa and Rome
d. Gaul and Athens

3 Percent - Over 60 million people were killed during the war, which is about 3 percent of the 1939 world population.Approximately, what percentage of the world's 1939 population was killed during World War II?

a. 3 Percent
b. 7 Percent
c. 10 Percent
d. 5 Percent

Panama - During the invasion Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was deposed.Code-named Operation Just Cause, which country did the United States invade in December of 1989?

a. Libya
b. Costa Rica
c. Iraq
d. Panama

James Cook - During his life, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean.Which explorer was killed in Hawaii during his third exploratory voyage in 1779?

a. Ferdinand Magellan
b. Marco Polo
c. Christopher Columbus
d. James Cook

James Jabara - James flew his first jet aircraft in 1948.Taking place in 1951 during the Korean War, who became the first U.S. jet air ace in history?

a. John C. Meyer
b. George Davis, Jr.
c. James Jabara
d. Joseph McConnell, Jr.

King Henry VI - Henry was later to be imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died in May of 1471.Which King was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans during the War of the Roses in 1455?

a. King Henry VI
b. King Henry VII
c. King Henry IV
d. King Henry V

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