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Who were the first Indians to run into Christopher Columbus?
Who died of a hunger strike in Maze Prison in 1981, even though
that year he had been elected to represent Britain's parliament?
a. Michael Collins
b. Bobby Sands
c. Gerry Adams
d. Patrick Pearse
What two ships fought it out at the Battle of Hampton Roads in
1862, off the coast of Virginia?
a. Kearsarge and Alabama
b. Hood and Bismarck
c. Monitor and Merrimac
d. The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat
More than 1100 people died when a German U-boat sank the liner
Lusitania. What country was it from?
a. United States
c. Great Britain
Born Kamau wa Ngengi, what ladies' man and revolutionary changed
his first name to the Masai word for "the burning spear"?
a. Nelson Mandela
b. Jomo Kenyatta
c. Kwame Nkrumah
d. Julius Nyerere
The Plains Indians practiced the Sun Dance. What was the most
famous element of this dance?
a. Staring silently into a campfire
b. Hanging from a pole by the chest muscles
c. Dancing while wearing a buffalo skin
d. Pounding a war drum while on peyote
Cuauhtemoc managed to temporarily drive the Spanish from his
capital on La Noche Triste (the "sad night"), but he was nevertheless the last ruler of which people?
In 1525, Atahualpa jailed half-brother Huascar and killed the rest
of the royal family so he could become what turned out to be the last ruler of which people?
In what mountain range did the Quechua people build an empire they
called Tahuantinsuyu, meaning "Land of the Four Quarters"?
Born Gjergj Kastrioti, Skanderbeg defected from the Ottomans and
became what country's national hero?
On what "black" day of the week in 1869 did James Fisk and Jay
Gould create a financial crisis as they tried to corner the US gold market?
What leaky sister ship of the Mayflower couldn't make the trip, and
had to decant its passengers to the Mayflower?
a. The Hopewell
b. The Speedwell
c. The Farewell
d. The Cantwell
In the 19th-century, diplomats struggled with the "Eastern
Question" caused by what "Sick Man of Europe"?
a. Ottoman Empire
b. Austro-Hungarian Empire
c. Russian Empire
d. Holy Roman Empire
The British needed machine guns to subdue the Ashanti, whose
kingdom they renamed the Gold Coast. What is it called today?
a. South Africa
Which people were lead by a Great Speaker known as the Huey
Tlatoani, who was the political boss, military leader and high priest?
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