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After his mom died in 1827, what Zulu leader banned milk,
slaughtered pregnant women and killed anybody who didn't seem to be grieving enough?
a. Shaka Zulu
b. Jomo Kenyatta
c. Kwame Nkrumah
d. Nelson Mandela
During World War I, Annie Oakley asked for a second shot at this
man, who had volunteered in November 1889 to have her shoot out a cigar he was smoking during a performance of
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Who was he?
a. VI Lenin
b. Kaiser Wilhelm II
c. Adolf Hitler
d. Benito Mussolini
What country was formed in 1291, when the forest cantons of Uri,
Schwyz and Unterwalden united to ward off the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I?
In 1981, US agents broke up "Operation Red Dog" (aka the "Bayou of
Pigs" invasion), when they caught KKK plotters (including two grand wizards) on their way to depose what
country's government and create a white supremacist paradise?
a. Equatorial Guinea
Phryne was a hetaira who lived in Athens in the 4th century BC. How
did she get off when she was charged with murder?
a. Stripped for the jury
b. Murdered each jury member
c. Slept with the king of Athens
d. Blackmailed the judge
What day marks the anniversary of the declaration of the Weimar
Republic, the Beer Hall Putsch, the outbreak of Kristallnacht and the de facto fall of the Berlin Wall?
Which president, now a liberal icon, also segregated federal
government offices in Washington, DC?
a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Harry Truman
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. Grover Cleveland
Honoria helped destroy Rome when, to get back at her little brother
the emperor, she offered half the empire as a dowry if somebody would marry her. Who?
a. Genghis Khan
b. Attila the Hun
c. William the Conqueror
d. Suleyman the Magnificent
Carl Mannerheim, a former Russian cavalry officer, saved what
country from Soviet invasion in the 1940s and became its president?
What Merry Monarch was merry enough to have 14 kids, all
a. James II
b. Charles II
c. Richard II
d. Henry II
In 1999, what sitting mayor of New York City served as a juror in a
civil case over a boiler and pipes?
a. Michael Bloomberg
b. David Dinkins
c. Rudy Giuliani
d. Ed Koch
Named for a man named Moses, who worked for the Connecticut Land
Company, what Ohio city lost an A in its name so that it would fit better on a newspaper masthead?
Owen Glendower, who died in about 1416, was the last Welshman to
claim what title?
b. Prince of Wales
c. Archbishop of Canterbury
d. World Wrestling Federation Champion
Depending on how you translate it, what president went to Berlin
and apparently told the locals, "I am a jelly doughnut"?
a. John Kennedy
b. Ronald Reagan
c. George W Bush
d. Gerald Ford
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