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Walter Raleigh - Walter Raleigh is responsible for popularising tobacco in England.What "Shepherd of the Ocean" has a North Carolina city named for him?

       a. Francis Drake
       b. Walter Raleigh
       c. Christopher Columbus
       d. Martin Frobisher

Pontius Pilate - Pontius Pilate was the judge at Jesus' trial and the one who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus. Operating from his capital at Caesarea, who was the Roman governor of Judea, Samaria and Idumaea from AD 26 to AD 36?

       a. Herod Antipas
       b. Joseph of Arimathea
       c. Pontius Pilate
       d. Titus Andronicus

Prague - Prague is located in the Czech Republic.In 1968, tanks rolled into what city's Wenceslas Square?

       a. Berlin
       b. Budapest
       c. Prague
       d. Warsaw

Gerald Ford - Ford was the 38th President of the United States. He held the position from 1974 to 1977.To get Americans to save energy and to "whip inflation now," what president sent out WIN buttons?

       a. Gerald Ford
       b. Jimmy Carter
       c. Richard Nixon
       d. Ronald Reagan

James Garfield - Garfield was the first president to appoint several African-Americans to prominent federal government positions.Which president was murdered by a pro-Grant "Stalwart" named Charles Guiteau, who'd been looking for a patronage job as US consul in Paris?

       a. John Kennedy
       b. William McKinley
       c. James Garfield
       d. Abraham Lincoln

Benjamin Franklin - Although often misquoted as 'A penny saved is a penny earned', Benjamin penned the saying 'A penny saved is two pence dear'. Urging his colleagues to sign the Declaration of Independence, who said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"?

       a. Thomas Jefferson
       b. Benjamin Franklin
       c. Thomas Paine
       d. John Adams

Amsterdam - A total of 43 people were killed in the accident, including 39 people on the ground.On October 4, 1992, shortly after take-off from the Schipol Airport, an El Al Boeing 747 crashed in a residential area of what city?

       a. Jerusalem
       b. Amsterdam
       c. Tel Aviv
       d. The Hague

North Africa - The name was derived from the Berber people of North Africa.There was a Barbary Coast in San Francisco, but where was the original, pirate-infested Barbary Coast?

       a. South America
       b. North Africa
       c. West Indies
       d. Canada

War of 1812 - Leading the charge, Brock was shot and killed by American sharpshooters.Isaac Brock, from the Channel Islands, died winning the Battle of Queenston Heights during what war?

       a. War of 1812
       b. English Civil War
       c. American Revolution
       d. War of the Roses

Andrew Jackson - Jackson, at age thirteen, was a courier during the American Revolutionary War.In the 1830s, which president bypassed the official cabinet for a "kitchen cabinet"?

       a. Andrew Jackson
       b. Ulysses Grant
       c. Thomas Jefferson
       d. Warren Harding

George Dewey - Dewey is the only person in the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy.On sailing into Manila Bay, who said, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley"?

       a. George Dewey
       b. Thomas Dewey
       c. John Dewey
       d. Melvil Dewey

Animals and birds - The award is commonly referred to as the animals' Victoria Cross.In WWII, who qualified to win Britain's Dickin Medal for Valor?

       a. Coast Guard and Merchant Marine members
       b. Non-British Commonwealth citizens
       c. Animals and birds
       d. Civilians

Canada - Although alleged as a Soviet spy, it was ultimately unproven. In 1966, it was revealed that what country's associate minister of defence had had an affair with a hooker and spy named Gerda Munsinger?

       a. Australia
       b. Canada
       c. Austria
       d. West Germany

Seoul - The collapse trapped more than 1,500 people, killing 502.The owners of the Sampoong Department Store opted to add another floor and a swimming pool, which collapsed on June 30, 1995, in what city?

       a. Taipei
       b. Seoul
       c. Shanghai
       d. Bangkok

Rutherford Hayes - Hayes believed in equal treatment without regard to race, and improvement of the people through education.The Democrats won the popular vote, but Florida was one of three states with disputed results. Sound familiar? Who won the presidential election ... of 1876?

       a. Rutherford Hayes
       b. William McKinley
       c. James Buchanan
       d. John Quincy Adams

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