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Designed by Norman Foster to be eco-friendly, as of 2010 the
60-storey Commerzbank Tower is the tallest building in the EU. Where is it?
In the November 1976 issue of Playboy, who was referring to Matthew
5.28 when he said, "I've committed adultery in my heart many times"?
a. Jimmy Carter
b. Mother Teresa
c. Hugh Hefner
d. Bill Clinton
In 1900, what anti-foreigner rebellion rocked China?
a. Archer Rebellion
b. Wrestler Rebellion
c. Boxer Rebellion
d. Racer Rebellion
When England's first Norman king was crowned on Christmas Day, one
of the guards accidentally set fire to the coronation hall, and the rest mistook cheers for threats and
massacred the congregation. Who was this king?
a. William the Conqueror
b. Alfred the Confessor
c. Richard the Lion-Hearted
d. Arthur of Camelot
During World War II, the US Office of Strategic Services enlisted
Agent 19, despite the fact that he was a communist. Who was he?
a. Marshall Tito
b. Ho Chi Minh
c. Boris Yeltsin
d. Mao Zedong
Despite marrying her, who hated Caroline of Brunswick so much he
locked her out of his own coronation?
a. Charles IV
b. George IV
c. William IV
d. James IV
What NATO member has no standing army, but did battle Britain in
the 1976 Cod War?
From 1951 to 1969, what former Italian colony was ruled by King
Idris I, who was deposed by a colonel who was later conveniently killed with the help of a NATO "no-fly"
You can call this Londoner the original "tomb raider." But, far
from being cursed by King Tut, he lived into his 60s. Who was he?
a. Arthur Evans
b. Heinrich Schliemann
c. Howard Carter
d. Louis Leakey
Which of his wives did Henry VIII pick based on a portrait of her
by Hans Holbein? (He must not have been good - Hank dropped her.)
a. Anne of Cleves
b. Anne Boleyn
c. Jane Seymour
d. Catherine Parr
In the Singing Revolution of the 1980s, what country fought
communism by singing banned songs at festivals, many of which sounded a lot like Finnish?
c. Czech Republic
When the British left Aden, they left behind what became the Arab
world's only avowedly Marxist state. What was it?
c. South Yemen
Frederick the Great of Prussia would personally recruit the Potsdam
Grenadiers. What was so unusual about these troops?
a. They were all roughly seven feet tall
b. They were African
c. They were homosexual
d. They were women
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