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What was the nickname of the squadron commanded by The Red
a. The Flying Tigers
b. The Flying Aryans
c. The Flying Eagles
d. The Flying Circus
The Flying Circus - This group was also referred to as The Richthofen Circus.
In what year did Charles Lindbergh makes his trans-Atlantic
1927 - Charles and his plane, which he called The Spirit of St. Louis, made the flight in a little over
When did Michelangelo start painting the ceiling of the Sistine
1508 - The work on the ceiling finished in 1512.
When did Mount Pelee erupt?
1902 - Mount Pelee is a volcano on the island of Martinique. In 1902 this stratovolcano killed over 30,
What destroyed the citrus crops in Morocco in 1954?
Locusts - Morocco is a nation in the Northern part of Africa. This country has been the target of
locusts on many different occasions.
When did John Adams, the second President of the United States,
1797 - John Adams left office in 1801. He was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson.
In which country did the infamous Gunpowder Plot occur?
England - This plot, which occurred in 1605, was an attempt to assassinate the King by blowing up
In what year did the Jack the Ripper murders take place?
1888 - The serial killer known as Jack the ripper was never apprehended. The crimes remain unsolved.
Which British monarch holds the record for the longest reign?
a. King Henry VIII
b. William of Orange
c. Queen Victoria
d. Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria - Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and three months.
In 1805, The Battle of Trafalgar was fought. Which of these
countries fought against Britain?
Spain - The British were led by Admiral Lord Nelson. This was one of the most decisive wins for Britain
When did Stalin become the leader of the Soviet Union?
1922 - Stalin was in office from the 3rd of April 1922 to the 16th of October 1952.
Who succeeded Henry the Eighth as the ruler of Great Britain?
a. Queen Mary
b. Queen Victoria
c. Edward VI
d. Edward III
Edward VI - Edward was crowned in 1547, at the age of nine.
Which famous person claimed the title of King of the Franks in
a. Alexandra the Great
b. Julius Caesar
c. Genghis Khan
Charlemagne - Charlemagne, was crowned King along with his brother in 768 when their father, Pepin the
Which ruler founded the Yuan Dynasty?
a. Ho Chi Min
b. Kublai Khan
c. Prince Gao
d. Qin Shi Huang
Kublai Khan - The Yuan Dynasty was ruled over most of China until 1368.
The Great Wall of China is considered to be one of the New
Wonders of the World. Who started construction of this huge wall?
a. Genghis Khan
b. Kublai Khan
c. Qin Shi Huang
Qin Shi Huang - Qin Shi Huang was the first Emperor of China. He began building the wall in 220 BC.
Who is listed as being the first Prime Minister of Australia?
a. Sir Edmund Barton
b. Andrew Fisher
c. Joseph Cook
d. Billy Hughs
Sir Edmund Barton - Sir Edmund Baton took office in 1901. He was a member of the Protectionist Party.
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