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Spiro Agnew - In 1973, Spiro was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office and forced to resign as Vice President of the United States.In 1971, what vice-president hit three people with two consecutive golf stokes at the Bob Hope Desert Classic?

       a. Gerald Ford
       b. Nelson Rockefeller
       c. Spiro Agnew
       d. Hubert Humphrey

Jimmy Carter - Carter served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.At the 1980 Democratic convention, what presidential nominee introduced one of his predecessors as a man who "would have been one of the greatest presidents in history -- Hubert Horatio Hornblower"?

       a. Ted Kennedy
       b. Walter Mondate
       c. Jimmy Carter
       d. Michael Dukakis

Civil War - On April 12, 1861, Abner aimed the cannon that fired the first return shot in answer to a Confederate bombardment, which started the civil war.Abner Doubleday is inaccurately credited with inventing baseball, but is accurately credited with firing the first shot for the US Army in what war?

       a. Spanish-American War
       b. Civil War
       c. Mexican War
       d. American Revolution

Dwight David Eisenhower - Prior to being president, Dwight had been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II.Which future president ... and his older brothers ... were all called Ike?

       a. Richard Milhouse Nixon
       b. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
       c. Dwight David Eisenhower
       d. Ronald Wilson Reagan

Anarchism - Supporters of anarchism advocate a stateless society based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations.This has been represented by a black flag since the 1880s and by an encircled A since the Spanish Civil War. What is it?

       a. Anarchism
       b. Monarchism
       c. Fascist authoritarianism
       d. Anti-Semitism

Pancho Villa - Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood in the documentary film 'Madonna - Truth or Dare' in 1991.In a 2003 TV movie, Antonio Banderas played what revolutionary, who cut a $25,000 deal with the Mutual Film Corporation to stage his battles in daylight so they could be filmed as a movie?

       a. Fidel Castro
       b. Pancho Villa
       c. Che Guevara
       d. Simon Bolivar

Venezuela - Venezuela is one of the world's leading exporters of oil and has the largest known oil reserves in the world.What country's Bolivarian Revolution survived a military coup, a management strike in its oil industry and a US-financed recall referendum?

       a. Venezuela
       b. Brazil
       c. Cuba
       d. Bolivia

Cuzco - Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983.Alarmed by the resemblance between their rainbow flag and the gay pride flag, what former Incan capital started considering a re-design in 2000?

       a. Chichen Itza
       b. Cuzco
       c. Mexico City
       d. Palenque

Margaret Thatcher - Other embarrassments included allegations of U.S. tax evasion and a racketeering case in Texas.In 2004, what former world leader's son was arrested in South Africa and accused of plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea?

       a. Nelson Mandela
       b. Saddam Hussein
       c. Margaret Thatcher
       d. Boris Yeltsin

Two - These were the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.How many of the traditional Seven Wonders of the World were in what is now Egypt?

       a. One
       b. None
       c. Two
       d. Three

He was part Kaw Indian - Curtis ran for Vice-President with Herbert Hoover as President in 1928. They won a landslide victory.As Herbert Hoover's vice-president, Charles Curtis holds what unique distinction, aside from being the first VP from west of the Mississippi?

       a. He was part Kaw Indian
       b. He was not born in the US
       c. He was one-quarter black
       d. He was the last Whig in office

Confederate States of America - The original Provisional Constitution is currently located at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.What country's new constitution, adopted on March 11, 1861, prohibited the African slave trade?

       a. Mexico
       b. Russia
       c. Confederate States of America
       d. Liberia

Reagan's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - After leaving office, he was investigated over mismanagement, abuse and political favoritism that took place in the department during his tenure.According to former White House aide Michael Deaver, at a reception for black urban executives, Ronald Reagan mistook Samuel Pierce for one of the mayors. Who in fact was Pierce?

       a. The Ambassador to the United Nations
       b. Reagan's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
       c. The President of Liberia
       d. Reagan's son-in-law

Dwight Eisenhower - On March 28, 1969, Eisenhower died of congestive heart failure at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.What future president once warned of Vietnam, "The jungles of Indochina would swallow up division after division of US troops"?

       a. John Kennedy
       b. Dwight Eisenhower
       c. Lyndon Johnson
       d. Harry Truman

Cardinal Richelieu - Sanctified as a bishop in 1608, he later entered politics, becoming a Secretary of State in 1616.He could have been a cable talk show host. Who said, "If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him"?

       a. Cardinal Richelieu
       b. Machiavelli
       c. Herman Goering
       d. Mao

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