Mixed Bag of Western History

Mixed Bag of Western History

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1.

What year did Columbus "discover" Jamaica?

1497
1532
1610
1756
I don't know
2.

Why was it was considered bad luck to light three person's cigarettes on one match during the years 1914-17?

Three was considered an unlucky number.
It gave snipers time to draw a bead on soldiers in the trenches.
There was a high risk of fire in the trenches due to settling masses of flammable gases.
It was considered overly conservative to re-use matches-a sign of the depletion of war funding.
I don't know
3.

Hitler was a vegetarian.

True
False
I don't know
4.

When the Roman Empire was thriving, how many years did the average Roman live?

65
48
36
22
I don't know
5.

What wiped out the inhabitants of the ancient Roman city Pompeii?

Influenza
A volcanic eruption
Locusts
War
I don't know
6.

Which of the following leaders of the Americas spent the longest time in power?

George Washington
Lyndon Johnson
Fidel Castro
Jean Chretien
I don't know
7.

The Peloponnesian war was fought between Athens and:

Rome
Sparta
Crete
London
I don't know
8.

In 1991, The Soviet Union admitted that:

its flag had been flying upside down at the Kremlin for the past 10 years.
the assassination of J.F. Kennedy has been a national conspiracy.
its clocks had been off by one hour for the past 61 years.
the amount of counterfeit money in circulation exceeded real currency.
I don't know
9.

Who was Josephine de Beauharnais?

Napoleon's wife
The first enlightened despot of Russia
One of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives
Hitler's mistress
I don't know
10.

Friedrich Engels collaborated:

with Hitler on the rise of Nazism.
with Karl Marx on "The Communist Manifesto".
with Andy Warhol on his paintings.
with Mahatma Gandhi on conceptualizing peace.
I don't know
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