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Question Name, event, person etc % Correct
In what year did SS Titanic sink?1912
77.9%
Galileo discovered the moons of which planet? Jupiter
75%
Karl Marx was born in which country?Germany
71.8%
Istanbul used to be called what?Constantinople
62.9%
Name the native American John Rolfe married in 1614Pocahontas
50.9%
Who staged the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich 1923Adolf Hitler
49.9%
Who is also known as the Maid of Orleans?Joan of Arc
47.2%
On which island was Napoleon born?Corsica
46.9%
What was the name of the German cypher machine used in WWII?Enigma
46.9%
The Reign of Terror happened in which country? France
46.7%
Who killed Lee Harvey Oswald?Jack Ruby
42.7%
The infamous Five Points was a district in which US city?New York
42.3%
In which country is Timbuktu?Mali
41.8%
In which city did Mahatma Gandhi train as a lawyer?London
41.7%
Over which present day country did the Mughal emperors rule? India
40.5%
Umberto II was the last king of which country?Italy
38.8%
Bob Hope was born in which country?UK
38.4%
'Papa Doc' was President of which country?Haiti
35.4%
Leon Czolgosz assassinated which American President?William Mckinley
35.2%
Which Roman Emperor is known as 'Little Boots'?Caligula
32%
The Cornhusker State is a nickname for which state?Nebraska
31.7%
What is Mick Jagger's real Christian name? Mick
31.2%
Lhasa is the capital of which formerly independent country?Tibet
30%
By what other name is the Society of Jesus known?Jesuits
29.5%
Out of 32, how many enemy ships did the British sink or capture at Trafalgar? 22
29.5%
Question Name, event, person etc % Correct
The line 'Now is the winter of our discontent' comes from which Shakespeare play?Richard III
28.7%
Who was King Richard I's Islamic antagonist in the Third Crusade?Salah ad-din
28%
Who held the world long jump record 1935-60? Jesse Owens
27.8%
What was the nickname of Otto von Bismarck?The Iron Chancellor
25.5%
What's missing? Ulster, Munster, Connaught......?Leinster, Provinces of Ireland
24.6%
Nelson lost which arm and which eye?Right in both cases
24.3%
In the Old West, what was a 'prairie schooner'?Covered wagon
24.3%
Name the English poet allegedly killed in a brawl in 1593Christopher Marlowe
22.1%
Who wrote about a fictional country called Utopia?St Thomas More
21.8%
What was the pirate Blackbeard's real name?Edward Teach
21.6%
What's missing? Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and....?Sword, D-Day Beaches
20.9%
Highwayman Dick Turpin was hung in which city?York
20.9%
Who is commonly known as Buffalo Bill?William F Cody
20.6%
What is the name of the sea-cook in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'?Long John Silver
19.9%
Bob Ford shot who?Jesse James
19.1%
Name either of the two British PM's who fought a duel.Wellington or Pitt the Younger
16%
Who was Charles II's favourite mistress?Nell Gwynn
15.9%
Hansen's Disease is another name for...?Leprosy
15.2%
Who invented a seed drill in 1701?Jethro Tull
15.2%
Who founded Xanadu?Kublai Khan
14.5%
Who did Bobby Fischer defeat to win the World Chess Championship in 1972?Boris Spassky
13%
Who was the only English Pope?Nicholas Breakspeare, Adrian IV
11.8%
Martha Jane Burke is commonly known as who?Calamity Jane
9.4%
What were King George V's last words? Bugger Bognor
8.8%
Who wrote 'The Beggar's Opera' in 1728?John Gay
8.8%

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