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What nickname is commonly used to refer to the painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos, born on the island of Crete but active in Toledo during the Spanish Renaissance?Art:
beisaa
Which biography of mathematician John Nash was made into a 2001 movie starring Russell Crowe?Biography:
samc67
How many years did the Hundred Years' War last to the nearest decade?Century:
Cutthroat
Which decade is prefixed with the nickname 'Roaring' in North America?Decade:
Purple Parrot
Who discovered penicillin?Discovery:
samc67
Name one of the two nations that declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991.Nation:
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Although commonly associated with July 4th, on what day did the Continental Congress actually vote on the Declaration of Independence?On This Day:
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What is the oldest continuous democracy in Africa?Politics:
NO_r_WAY
Who was the only president to be born west of the Rocky Mountains in the contiguous United States?US Presidents:
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Roman general Scipio Africanus defeated which famous Carthaginian at the Battle of Zama in 202 B.C.?War:
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Idi Amin, who proclaimed himself to be the uncrowned King of Scotland, was the ruler of which nation?World Leaders:
Pilgab
In what year was the Great Fire of London?Year:
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