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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
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
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
Which future president ... and his older brothers ... were all
a. Richard Milhouse Nixon
b. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
c. Dwight David Eisenhower
d. Ronald Wilson Reagan
This has been represented by a black flag since the 1880s and by an
encircled A since the Spanish Civil War. What is it?
c. Fascist authoritarianism
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
What country's Bolivarian Revolution survived a military coup, a
management strike in its oil industry and a US-financed recall referendum?
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
c. Mexico City
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
How many of the traditional Seven Wonders of the World were in what
is now Egypt?
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
What country's new constitution, adopted on March 11, 1861,
prohibited the African slave trade?
c. Confederate States of America
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
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
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
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
c. Herman Goering
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