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Who is the leader of the gang of juvenile pickpockets in Dicken's Oliver Twist, and the primary antagonist of the storyFagin
81.3%
What WWII battle and ensuing Death March saw the Japanese army forcing a ~100 km march of American and Filipino prisoners of warBataan Death March
75%
This casino card game is played between two hands (the player and banker) and is almost always played in the 'punto banco' varietyBaccarat
75%
Whose constant, 6.62607004 × 10-34 m2 kg / s, is denoted by the letter HMax Planck
75%
Not including continental land masses, this is the largest island wholly within the Southern HemisphereNew Guinea
75%
This 31 BC battle saw Octavian consolidate Rome and its dominions, the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman EmpireBattle of Actium
75%
What museum's collections include Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights', and Caravaggio's 'David and Goliath', among othersPrado Museum
68.8%
Sometimes it's sambuca or brandy, but what is the usual liquor used in a caffè correttoGrappa
68.8%
Sonni Ali established Gao as the empire's capital, dominating western Sahel in the 15th-16th C. Other important cities: Timbuktu and DjennéSonghai
68.8%
He wrote 'Terre des hommes' (Wind, Sand, and Stars in English) and 'Le Petit Prince' and the largest airport in Lyon is named after himAntoine de Saint-Exupéry
68.8%
The Blue Nile begins in this lake, the largest in EthiopiaLake Tana
62.5%
This African Great Lake is also known as Lake NyasaLake Malawi
62.5%
The title character of what Ibsen play is a priest deeply bound to do the 'right thing' uncompromisingly, rendering him lonelyBrand
62.5%
This gland produces melatonin in humansPineal Gland
62.5%
This is the subject studied in phycologyAlgae
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Whose greatest achievement is statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how properties of atoms determine physical properties of matterLudwig Boltzmann
62.5%
What military strategy avoids battles, and opts instead for skirmishes to cause attrition, disrupt supply, and affect moraleFabian Strategy
62.5%
The SS Great Western (1838), SS Great Britain (1843) and the SS Great Eastern (1859) were built and designed by whomIsambard Kingdom Brunel
62.5%
The principal industrial means of refining bauxite to produce alumina is named after this chemist, who developed the processCarl Josef Bayer
56.3%
This branch of botany revolves around the study of mosses, liverworts and hornwortsBryology
56.3%
All of the petals of a flower together are called thisCorolla
56.3%
Between 1971 to 1985, he created over 240 paintings and drawings of Helga TestorfAndrew Wyeth
56.3%
This battle, likely the largest chariot battle ever fought, took place between Egypt under Ramesses II and the Hittites under Muwatalli IIBattle of Kadesh
56.3%
Of the three principal geographic divisions of the Philippines, which one is named after an archipelago and not a single large islandVisayas
50%
The ovary, style and stigma comprise what part of a flower. One or more of these parts make up the gynoeciumPistil
50%
This 52 BC battle was the last major engagement of the Gauls and Romans, ending Gallic independence in France and BelgiumBattle of Alesia
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Conifers and cypresses are found in this plant group, the name of which means 'naked seed'Gymnosperms
43.8%
This is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation, originally the study of visible light dispersed by a prismSpectroscopy
37.5%
This major industrial process for smelting aluminum happens at over 900°C and produces 99.5-99.8% pure aluminumHall-Héroult
37.5%
Diamond, graphite, graphene, and fullerene, are these of carbonAllotropes
37.5%

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