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Q. Which Carthaginian general famously crossed the Alps with his elephants?
Q. Who was Hitler’s minister of propaganda during World War II?
Q. Who did Gavrilo Princip assassinate on June 28th 1914, sparking a series of events that led to the start of the First World War?
Q. Edward Smith was the captain of which ill-fated passenger liner which sank in 1912?
Q. Which American politician was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968?
Q. Boulder Dam was officially renamed by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947. What new name was it given?
Q. Which mission of the Apollo spaceflight program first landed astronauts on the moon in 1969?
Q. The army led by the Duke of Wellington defeated that of Napoleon on 18 June 1815 at which famous battle, marking the end of the Napoleonic Wars?
Q. Which civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis on April 4th 1968?
Q. Which guitarist was the last act to perform at the original Woodstock Music Festival in August 1969?
Q. In which year did the German Democratic Republic (GDR) begin construction of the Berlin Wall?
Q. What was the name of the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb (on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1969)?
Q. Who patented the first commercially successful ballpoint pen in 1938?
Q. Lysander was an admiral who commanded the fleet of which ancient Greek city-state?
Q. In 1859, which naturalist published his theory of evolution in his book “On the Origin of Species”?
Q. Which Italian engineer and inventor broadcast the first successful transatlantic radio transmission in 1901?
Q. The “Mona Lisa” is the most famous painting by which Italian artist?
Q. Which former Soviet leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990?
Q. Which artificial waterway, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, was opened in 1914?
Q. Which 19th century English mathematician and inventor designed the “Analytical Engine”, the first general-purpose computer?
Q. A team led by which explorer became the first to reach the South Pole on 14th December, 1911?
Q. Who is the only U.S. president to resign from office?
Q. Who became South Africa’s first black head of state in 1994?
Q. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded which sporting organisation in 1894?
Q. The Montgolfier brothers from Annonay in France are best known as the inventors of what type of aircraft?
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