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who wrote the 'allegory of the cave'?
who reigned before Tutankhamun?
who won the battles of Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae in the second punic war
who tutored Alexander the Great ?
What was Alexander's Father called?
where did Alexander die ?
who's palace did he die in, also known as a measure of wine?
Giuseppe Verdi wrote an opera in his name, but can you name another of his most famous operas?
which state was ruled by two hereditary kings ?
who is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey?
who placed a pontoon bridge over the Hellespont?
which war involving Helen and Paris was the subject of the Iliad?
who is credited with the invention of the Alphabet, Soap and Glass ?
where ( ancient region) would the great Ziggurats have been found in the 6th Century BC?
which nation invented the compass?
which civilisation invented the nail?
who invented the electric telephone in 1876?
who is credited with inventing the electric lightbulb in 1879?
who is credited with the invention of Penicilin in 1928?
who is credited with the invention of the modern day car in 1886?
which country is credited with the invention of the photograhic process in 1839 ?
who is credited with the solution to the accurate measurement of Longitude and with which object in 1773 ?
how is Longitude measured (what 3 units in order ) ?
who is credited with; being the 'father of modern science', the microscope, the telescope, the discovery of Jupiter's moons, and has his name in the Queen song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'?
who is it that the USA is named after?
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which 3 European nations were involved in a 17th Century proxy war called the 'Beaver Wars'?
what was the colour of the two sets of belligerents who faught in the October Revolution?
what was the code name for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union
what was Nazi Germany's code name for a provisionally proposed invasion of the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain?
what operation is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War
which country was originally called New Holland?
who was in command of HMS Bounty
what was the name of his second in command?
on which islands do his direct descendants live?
which famous explorer was with General Wolfe in the seige of Quebec City?
what is the name of the famous bay that he landed in on 29 April 1770?
who led the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13?
which famous Old Cheltonian, Christian and Doctor accompanied him on both expedition?
What was the name of the third famous explorer in the Discovery Expedition?
The first inter-school rugby football match was played between X and Y School, Y beating X ; and the 'Y Rules' were adopted by the RFU, name Y?
which school was founded as a charity school to provide free education to seventy poor boys ?
In 1895, a plan was hatched with the connivance of the Cape Prime Minister Cecil Rhodes to take Johannesburg, what was the famous raid called ?
Many Boers who were dissatisfied with aspects of British administration, like Britain's abolition of slavery in 1834 elected to migrate away from British rule in what was known as?
The Siege of ? was the most famous British action in the Second Boer War, lasting 217 days it made a hero ofRobert Baden-Powell, who went on to found the Scouting Movement
Winston Churchill also participated in the relief of another garrison under siege from the Boers which lasted 117 days , what was the town called?
which other famous explorer, discharged from the SAS, played a prominent role in the Dofar Rebellion in the Oman?
Who formed the Special Air Service in July 1941 in North Africa?
Which regiment, based in the City of London, was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII and is considered one of the oldest military organisations in the world?
The battle of Plassey was a result of Clive of India being sent to retaliate for what incident?
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington, were collectively known as what?
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which one is the odd one out?
'all men are created equal' the famous words from Jefferson'fs preamble to which document?
who headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Livingstone responded, 'Yes', and then 'I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you.' but who uttered the initial greeting?
the first succesful ascent of Chomolungma was by the Kiwi Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay however which famous couple may have beaten them up there, dying in the attempt ?
What was the name of the Welsh surveyor (Surveyor General of India) after whom the mountian is named?
what altitude is considered to be the start of the 'death zone'?
which mountain with a feature known as Nordwand has claimed over 70 climbers since 1935?
what is the name of the deapest part of the World's Oceans (located off Japan)
What was the name of the Swiss national who first reached the bottom 7 miles down in 1960?
what was the name of the second man to step on the moon in 1969?
what part of the moon did they land on? (Sea!)
what was the name of the first dog in space?
what was the name of the first man to orbit the earth in space?
what was the name of the first artificial earth satellite
which pilot first exceeded the speed of sound in level flight?
What is the common name of the fastest ever plane (SR-71) set in 1976 - 2193.2 mph
who set the first record in 1903?
who is the greatest Rugby player EVER?
who invented the bouncing bomb used by the Dambusters?
Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C. had a dog called what?
who designed the Spitfire?
what were the RAF bombers used in the Falklands War to bomb the runway at Port Stanley, called?
What was the Argentinian Battleship called that was sunk by HMS Conqueror
in which battle was LieutenantColonel Herbert 'H' Jones killed?

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