In which West Virginia town did abolitionist John Brown initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal?

Harper’s Ferry
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Charleston
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Beckley
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Morgantown
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Huntington
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In which British city was William Shakespeare born?

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The Second Temple of which ancient city was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE?

Jerusalem
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Babylon
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Alexandria
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Ephesus
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Memphis
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What portmanteau of “motor” and “town” has become a nickname for Detroit, and is a record company name?

Detroit

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Motown was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

What Russian city was called Leningrad from 1924 until 1991?

Formerly Leningrad

Saint Petersburg
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Moscow
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Novosibirsk
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Yekaterinburg
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Nizhny Novgorod
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The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft — it flew in Kill Devil Hills on the coast of what US state in 1903?

North Carolina
πŸ™‚ Correct! The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times on December 17, 1903.
Ohio
Try again. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, but their flight experiments took place in North Carolina.
Virginia
Look south…
South Carolina
Wrong Carolina…
Georgia
Look north…

The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden houses what attraction?

A 17th century ship
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Artifacts from Swedish pop bands
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Viking remnants
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King Gustav Vasa’s stuffed horse and suit of armor
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Swedish military history collection
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The country formerly known as Burma is now named which of the following?

Myanmar
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Bangladesh
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Bhutan
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Laos
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Thailand
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The Republic of Zaire was the name for which country between 1971 and 1997?

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Cameroon
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Central African Republic
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Rwanda
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Uganda
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Queen Isabella of which country sponsored Christopher Columbus’s expedition to reach the Indies?

Spain
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Italy
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Portugal
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France
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Morocco
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Josip Tito was president of what former Communist nation?

Yugoslavia
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Czechoslovakia
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Soviet Union
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Bulgaria
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Romania
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These Roman remains were built over hot springs in which city?

Roman hot springs
Roman hot springs
Bath
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Rome
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Alexandria
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Ephesus
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Carthage
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What modern nation included the northernmost extent of the Roman Empire?

United Kingdom
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Denmark
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Norway
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Sweden
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Ireland
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Which of the following cities preceded Richmond as the capital of the Confederacy during the US Civil War?

Montgomery
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Birmingham
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Raleigh
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Charleston
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Jackson
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